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Worship and Celebration

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Worship and Celebration

Define the Brit Milah

  • circumsion
  • baby boy 8 days old
  • symbolises the entry of Jewish males into the covenant between God and the Jewish people (Abraham)
  • takes places at home
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Define Bar MItzvah

  • coming of age ceremony
  • boy aged 13
  • means "son of the commandment"
  • recognises that they are maturing and ready to be regarded with respecy from the wider community
  • they promise to lead a responsible good jewish life
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Define Bat Chayil

  • coming of age ceremony
  • girls aged 12
  • means "daughter of excellence"
  • recognises that they are maturing and ready to be regarded with respecy from the wider community
  • they promise to lead a responsible good jewish life
  • Orthodox jews- Girls can not read the Torah publically
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Define Tallit

  • prayer shawl
  • 1.5m by 2m
  • used for praying and as a burial shroud
  • symbolises God's protection
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Define Tzit

  • made with natural material i.e cotton
  • 613 to represent mitzvot
  • 5 knots on each cornger
  • represents 5 books of moses
  • cut of when buried- no longer bound by miztzvot
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Define Tefillin

  • two black boxes attached to leather straps (kosher animal)
  • contain hand written parts of the Torah
  • one is attached to the arm reminder of serving God with their heart
  • wrapped around the arm 7 times
  • one is attached to the head reminder of serving God with their mind
  • -mitzvah
  • "bind them as a sign on your hand and as a symbol on your forehead"
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Define the Kippar

  • also called Capel and Yarmulke
  • worn by boys +13yrs
  • worn to the synagogue
  • sign of respect, God looking down on you
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Define Bimah

  • Torah stand
  • in a Bar Mitzvah the boy will read his portion here
  • used in services
  • at the front of the synagogue
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Define Baruch Shepatrani

  • giving thanks to god
  • read at bar/bat mitzvahs to thank God for bringing their child to maturity
  • recited by the father
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Define Rabbi

  • "my master"
  • spiritual leader of the jewish community
  • leads services
  • involved with marriage, family, and religious problems
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Define Shabbat

  • also known as the Sabbath
  • a day of rest for Jews
  • from FRiday evening to Saturday evening
  • remember the creation in Genesis and how God rested on the 7th day
  • its a mitvah
  • "keep the sabbath holy" Fourth commandment
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Khadijah B

what are the modern day relevance of the ten commandments?

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