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JEWISH PRACTICES AND CUSTOMS

JEWISH PRACTICES AND CUSTOMS

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  1. JEWISH PRACTICES AND CUSTOMS

  2. Practices Holy Ark and Torah Blessings and prayer Minyan Kashruth Shabbat Circumcision Shofar Bar / Bat Mitvah Marriage Death and Shiva

  3. (Sabbath)= important ritual that is based on creation stories of Genesis and time is set aside for prayer, family and friends (Friday sunset – synagogue- lighting of candle “let there be light”, Sabbath dinner (kiddush) songs and prayer) • Blessings and prayer • Minyan= 10 males (or females) over age of 13 in communal prayer of worship • Kashruth (kosher)= distinctiveness of group and food laws show humility and humanity (in killing of animals and gratitude to God for food) • Shabbat Circumcision • Shofar= ram’s horn sounded to call people together • Bar / Bat Mitvah • Marriage • Death and Shiva

  4. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Hanukkah Passover Holidays

  5. Seder Meal Each component of the Seder meal has particular importance to the Jewish religion.

  6. Symbols • Star of David= Shield of David or Solomon = unknown origins = shape of King David’s shield; symbol adopted by Zionists • magic pagan emblem used to ward off evil • adopted and used by King David on shields of his soldiers to symbolize their goal= equality (equilateral triangles) • sign of the coming Messiah who it is believed to come from the House of David • Symbol of universality of God (six sides represent north, south, east west and land above and world below) Today the Star of David appears on the flag of Israel.

  7. Menorah= ancient source of light 7 branched= Sabbath 9 branched= Hanukah • symbol of the state of Israel • described in Old Testament (Exodus): God instructs Moses to make a candlestick of gold with 6 branches plus the main stem and place it in the tabernacle and place oil and cotton within the stems • used in Hanukkah lights

  8. Judaism’s Views Towards Women The Creation Story (Adam and Eve): Torah interpretation believes women and men are different and therefore express religion differently (first being was of “dual” sex) Talmud: women as lazy, jealous, and seductive; men as prone to lust and trickery from the opposite sex “Separate but equal”?