JudaismSG - JUDAISM STUDY GUIDE Yahweh: Traditionally,...

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JUDAISM STUDY GUIDE Yahweh : Traditionally, observant Jews do not say this name aloud. It is believed to be too sacred to be uttered. They often use euphemisms when referring to the name of the Deity Sinai : mbiguously located mountain at which the Old Testament states that the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God Kosher : term for food that is ritually acceptable, indicating that all rabbinic regulations regarding animal slaughter and the like have been observed in preparation. Yom Kippur : the day of Atonement, ten days after Rosh Hashanah, the day for the most solemn reflection and examination of one’s conduct. Diaspora : “dispersal;” the Jewish world outside the land of ancient Israil; it began with the Babylonian Exile, from which not all Jews returned. David : was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Synagogue : the local place of assembly for congressional worship, which became central to the tradition after the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. Rosh Hashanah : the new year festival, generally occurring in September Pentateuch : the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, ascribed by tradition to Moses but regarded by modern scholars as the product of several centuries of later literary activity. Torah : a word meaning “teaching” or “instruction;” applied most specifically to the Law of Moses (the Pentateuch) but may also refer to the entire scripture, including commentaries, and even the entire spiritual thrust of Jewish religion. Mitzvah : a commandment; in the Roman era, the rabbinic movement identified exactly 613 specific commandments contained within the Torah. Bar Mitzvah
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