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Kashrut
Jewish dietary food laws outlining food that is kosher - fit for consumption
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Torah
The Jewish holy book containing the laws of Judaism
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Mezuzah
A small case attatched to the doorpost of Jewish families houses containing the Shema
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Shema
The most important Jewish prayer - it is a declaration of the Jewish faith
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Kosher
Foods that are allowed according to the Torah (Leviticus chapter 11)
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Kippah
A skull cap worn to worship by Jewish people or worn all the time by Orhodox Jews
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Tallit
A Jewish prayer-shawl with 613 fringes representing the Jewish laws
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Tefillin
Small leather boxes that are worn close to the heart and close to the brain to show that Jews both love God and think about him
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Ark
A cabinet in the synagouge where all Jewish scrolls are kept
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Hallot
Loaves of bread baked especially for Shabbat
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Shabbat
The seventh day of the week - the holy day of the Jews
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Shabbat Shalom
A greeting meaning "have a peaceful Sabbath"
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Menorah
A seven branched candlestick which was placed in the temple in Jerusalem, each home has a Menorah to remind them of the temple and of their hope that one day it will be built again
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Pesach
A Jewish festival celebrating the escape from slavery in Egypt
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Moses
The leader of the Jews during the Exodus
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Synagogue
A jewish place of worship
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Sukkot
The autumn festival when a Sukkah is erected to remember the wandering of the Israelites in the desert
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Shavu'ot
Celebrates the gibing of the Torah to Moses - 'Feast of weeks'
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Omer
The period between Pesach and Shavu'ot
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Bar Mitzvah
A ceremony after a boys 13th birthday giving him full religious responsibilites
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Orthodox
A 'strict' Jew that keeps to the exact words of the Jewish laws
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Abraham
The father of the Jewish people
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Mohel
A person who performs a cicrumcision
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Circumcision
The removal of the foreskin of a baby boy - a physical sign of the covenant
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Sandek
A family or friend given the priviedge of preparing the baby boy for his circumcision
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The Jewish holy book containing the laws of Judaism

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Torah

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A small case attatched to the doorpost of Jewish families houses containing the Shema

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Card 4

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The most important Jewish prayer - it is a declaration of the Jewish faith

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Card 5

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Foods that are allowed according to the Torah (Leviticus chapter 11)

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