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Abraham and his covenant with God

A covenant is a promise made between two or more parties where each paty makes a promise on each side. It is a meaningful agreement, more than just a promise, and involves a great deal of trust, and guilt.

Abraham promises - Circumsision of all male children when they are eight

 - To name his son Isaac

 - To obey God

God promises - Canaan


-He would have many descendants

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The Synagogue

Synagogue means House of Assembly

Sometimes called a shul, it means school in German

The Star of David and the Ten Commandments are outside most synagogues

Men and women sit seperate

There are no pictures of god

The Parochet is the curtain that is in front of the ark

Three symbols on the Parochet are the Lions of Juda, the menorah and a cron

The Ner Tamid is the ''eternal light"  and never stops burning

The Cantor leads the service

The ark faces Jerusalem.

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In the Synagogue


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1. Ner Tamid

2. The Torah, kept in the Ark

3. The Bimah, where the Torah is read from.

5. Menorah, lit for festivals

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The Torah

First five Books of the Bible

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The Shema

Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart and you shall teach them diligently to your Children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise. And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorpostd of your house and on your gates.

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  • Worn on the arm and forehead
  • Small, size of cufflink box
  • Contains scrolls
  • Worn by males
  • Used for worship


  • Fixed to doorframes
  • Touch as house entered
  • Contains scrolls

Prayer Shall

  • Tassels represent the promises made by Jews to God
  • White
  • Worn For Prayer
  • Blue stripes, with a Hebrew Inscription
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