The central idea of Judaism involves a commitment by the Jewish people to a single, omnipotent, incorporeal God, who is the creator and ruler of the universe and the source of a moral law for humanity. The idea of God as the creator of the universe opens the Biblical narrative Bereshit (“In the Beginning”) in the Book of Genesis.
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As Holocaust education becomes mandatory in Australian schools, we hear from the dwindling ranks of Australian survivors. It has been almost 70 years since the end of the Holocaust, in which the German Nazis, under Adolf Hitler, killed millions of Jews.
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International organizations and national authorities in several countries have developed comprehensive approaches to address the challenge. Despite this, preventing anti-Semitism through education and addressing its manifestations in education environments remains a challenge for policy-makers and educators.
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The theme of the Holocaust remembrance and education activities this year is “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights”. This theme encourages youth to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust, act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities, at a time when the spread of Neo-Nazism and hate groups fuels the rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred around the world. The theme highlights the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
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The United Nations Department of Public Information, together with Facing History and Ourselves and Stories that Move, invited teachers to participate in a special and practical workshop titled Human Rights Education: Practical Tools for Celebrating Diversity and Anti discrimination, which took place on 2 November 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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Forgiving those who have wronged us is one of the most difficult things we ever do. It is also one of the most healing.
The choice is ours.
Read an interfaith perspective on Forgiveness scribed by a Jewish Rabbi.
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Maquarie University provides a range of resources for schools. In this list, there are general internet resources for Ancient Israel, the Ancient Near East, Christian and Jewish studies of Ancient Israel.
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A Taste of Judaism (a one day course) to be held at Temple Beth Israel in East St Kilda, on Thursday, November 16th, from 9.00 – 5.00pm, with lunch provided. This is a course for religious educators in schools.
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