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What Is A Mitzvah? – The Divine Commandments of The Hebrew Faith

As one of the three Abrahamic religions, together with Christianity and Islam, Judaism shares many similarities with them. Yet, as both the oldest and the ...

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What Is A Mikvah And What Is It Used For?

A Mikvah or mikveh, as well as the plural mikvot, is a type of ritual bath in Judaism. The word quite literally means “a collection” in Hebrew, as in “a ...

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The Origin of Passover—Why Is It Celebrated?

Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. There are several traditions to consider, ...

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What Are the Pillars of Islam? – A Guide

Islam is the second largest book religion in the world, and it is notorious for being the only large religion to not practice any form of iconolatry, that ...

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What is the ‘Hungry Ghost’ for Buddhists?

In Western society, Buddhism is commonly associated with non-violence, meditation, and calmness. But human nature is nothing like that, and people of all ...

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Japanese Obon Festival – Everything You Need to Know

The Obon festival is a traditional Buddhist holiday commemorating one’s deceased ancestors and paying respects to the dead. Also known as “Bon”, this ...

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Tisha B’Av – Origin And Meaning

Tisha B’Av or “The Ninth of Av” is one of the biggest and definitely most tragic holy days in Judaism. It’s a day on which the people of the Jewish faith ...

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What Is Ashura? Facts And History of the Islamic Holy Day

Ashura is one of the most significant holy days in Islam, both because of what’s celebrated on it and what it means for the religion and its two main ...

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Palm Sunday – Origins, Symbolism, and Importance

One of the most popular Christian holidays is Palm Sunday. This holiday happens once a year on a Sunday, and it commemorates the final appearance of Jesus ...

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Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) – Symbolism and Customs

Judaism is a religion that has around twenty-five million members and is the oldest organized religion in the world. Like many religions, Judaism divides ...

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What is the Jewish Holiday Purim?

Nowadays, Judaism has around twenty-five million practicians divided into three branches. These branches are Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, and ...

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Maundy Thursday – A Christian Holiday

Christianity, a religion that bases itself on the teachings of Jesus Christ, has the most participants with a whopping estimate of two billion ...

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