Judaism is…. “A 4000 year old tradition with ideas about what it means to be human and how to make the world a holy place” (Rabbi Harold Kushner, To Life ) A “covenant relationship” between God and the Hebrew people A celebration and sanctification of life A faith, a people, a way of life….
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(Rabbi Harold Kushner, To Life)
Torah – 5 Books of Moses
K’tuvim – Scriptures – “Wisdom Literature”
Life cycle celebrations:
The Jewish Holidays:
The ancient Jews spoke a language called Hebrew.
Many important words, prayers and holy books in Judaism are written in Hebrew.
The word “Synagogue” actually has three names in Hebrew. Each name stands for one of the ways in which the synagogue is used.