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Topic 1 Belief about Deity:

The nature of GD:

GD is one Jews believe that there is only one GD
GD is the creator of everything (Bereshit)
GD is incorporeal This means that he has no body
GD is neither male or female (Although often described as a `He,' there…

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Open miracles:
These are usually defined as events that break the laws of nature
For example, when GD split the Red Sea, or when the Sun stopped in
the sky to allow the Jews to win against Amalek

Closed miracles:
These are miracles which can be attributed to something other…

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Topic 2 Worship

Definition of worship:
Worship is defined as a reverence and respect paid to GD, and acts or
ceremonies displaying this.
Worship is more than prayer

Worship in Judaism involves an act which is directed to GD, anything
which fits this would be counted as worship

Prayer is…

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The use of Symbols in Judaism:

What is a symbol?
A symbol is something such as an object that represents something more
than what is literally is or something completely different.

Why do we use symbols?
"A picture tells 1,000 words"
A symbol might communicate an idea which is difficult…

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Food and fasting in Judaism:

Why do Jews eat?
To break or start a fast
To keep healthy
Some feasts are commanded by the Torah (Like on Purim)
To celebrate
To be able to say a Bracha

Why do Jews fast?
To mourn
To aid our concentration on holy days…

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The soul:

It is eternal
Animals have a basic soul
It is our connection to GD
It contains out characteristics
It is a part of GD
Gives us our freewill
Some Jews believe in reincarnation, saying that the soul is reborn again
and again until it becomes completely pure…

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Before death:
The person recites the first line of the Shema
The person should repent so that they can go to heaven
Members of the immediate family stay by the bedside, as we did not
enter this world alone, so we should not leave it alone.

Upon death:
A candle…

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Good and Evil:

Fit for a purpose
GD is good

Not fit for a purpose
An absence of GD
Violation of free will

Judaism does not view the Satan as being the opponent of GD as GD is
the ultimate being
There are…

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GD did not build Auschwitz, man did. They violated their own freewill
GD is always present, but he is silent (Sometimes)
The 614th commandment: "Do not allow Hitler a posthumous victory" (A
victory after death)
Some say that the Holocaust happened because there was no state of
Israel, and that…

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Revelation is the idea of how GD reveals Himself to humans.

General Revelation:
This is indirect and available to everyone. E.g. seeing GD in the natural

Special revelation:
This is GD giving special, direct insight to an individual or group. E.g.
splitting of the Red Sea

Forms of…




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