Study Guide for Midterm Examination Jewish Studies 2201
Be able to answer all of the questions from the reading guides, as a significant portion of the
questions for the examination will come from those reading guides. This forms an important part
what three basic structures do all Jewish foods share?
The limitations imposed by the Kosher laws, the restrictions on cooking on the
Sabbath, and the need to celebrate the holidays with the choicest foods.
2. what is one examp
T- torah-instruction, teaching
Prophets immediately after testament because new testament fou
1) What are the two themes the authors highlight about Passover?
2) What is a seder and what does the Hebrew word seder mean?
The entire first evening of Passover, when Jews come together to retell the story of
1. What is Jewish Emancipation?
-The easing of legal restrictions on Jews that prevented them from being equal
members of the wider society.
2. Did Jewish Emancipation "work?"
-gained legal rights but were not accepted into society, therefore i
What is the date of the "Declaration of Independance" of the State of Israel?
May 14, 1948
Do some research and find out about the UN's 1947 Partition plan for Palestine. Into how
many states did the plan propose to divide the British
1) What is a "huppah" and what is it used for?
- A canopy
- Used to represent the home that bride and groom are establishing together.
2) Name two Jewish communities where a huppah is not customary.
- Yemenite Jews
- Sephardic Jewis
1) He thought that Jews were preying on the strength of others, weakened humanity, and had
3) These laws took away German citizenship from Jews, barred them from employment in
government, and stopped them fr
1) Judaism's concept of holiness is described by what term in Hebrew? (p.181)
2) What two concepts are embodied in that Hebrew word for holiness? (p.181)
3) The word "Shema" means both to listen and wh
1) What is a covenant? (p. 57)
2) De Lange uses a human relationship as a metaphor to describe the relationship between God
and the Jewish people according to much of Jewish tradition. What is that human