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Abraham, about 4000 years ago, entered into an agreement with the one supreme deity. The Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, presents a written account of the people of Israel as they responded to the call of the deity toward worldwide peace and justice. "Hope for redemption of the world" is a central vision. The family is focal point for religious observances, education, and identity. The Sabbath begins on Friday sundown and continues to Saturday sundown and is observed by worship at the synagogue and family events.

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  Links Calendar source at  http://world.std.com/~reinhold/jewishholidays.txt  
Orthodox Union Calendar source http://www.ou.org/holidays 
Jewish Virtual Library   http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/  
Jewish Torah On-Line  http://www.jr.co.il/hotsites/j-torah.htm 
Virtual Chanukah site http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/default.asp
Jewish Heritage Online Magazine  http://www.jhom.com/index.htm
Office of Jewish Affairs U of Mass  http://www.umass.edu/jewish/
Chabad.org Calendar  http://www.chabad.org/calendar
Passover - Pesach - History and Meaning of Freedom in Faith  http://www.angelfire.com/pa2/passover/
Update on 3-6-09

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