Judaism 1 Topic 5 Religion in the faith community and the family key words

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Bar Mitzvah
A boy's coming of the age of 13 years old, usually marked by a synagogue ceremony and family celebration.
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Bat Chayil
Daughter of valour
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Bat Mitzvah
A girl's coming of the age of 12 years old. May be marked differently in different communities
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Brit Milah
Circumcision. It is a sign of the relationship between G-d and humanity.
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chazan or cantor
Leader of reading, singing and chanting in the services of some synagogues.
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covenant
G-d's promise to help the people of Israel
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huppah
Canopy used for a wedding ceremony, under which the bride and groom stand.
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Kabbalah
Jewish mysticism
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Kaddish
Prayer publicly recited by mourners.
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kashrut
Means 'pure'. Laws relating to keeping a kosher home and lifestyle.
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Ketubah
A Jewish document that defines rights and obligations within Jewish marriage.
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Kiddushin
A Hebrew word applied to marriage; it means 'holy'.
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kosher
Foods permitted by Jewish dietary laws.
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minyan
Quorum of ten men, over Bar Mitzvah age, required for a service. Progressive communities may include woman but do not always require a minyan.
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mohel
Person trained to perform Brit Milah.
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rite of passage
Ceremony to mark an important part of life such as a birth or marriage.
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Shema
A Jewish prayer affirming belief in one G-d. It is found in the Torah.
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Shiva
Seven days of intense mourning following the burial of a close relation. During this period, all ordinary work is prohibited.
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tallit
Prayer shawl. Four cornered garment with fringes.
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Talmud
Mishnah (first writing down of the oral Tradition) and Gemara (commentary on the Mishnah including in the Talmud), collected together.
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tefillin
Small leather boxes containing passages from the Torah, strapped on the forehead and arm for morning prayers on weekdays.
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Tenakh
The collected 35 books of the Jewish Bible, comprising three sections: Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim.
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Torah
Law or teaching. The five books of Moses in the Scriptures.
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Bat Chayil

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Brit Milah

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