Essay on Jews

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jews





Judiasm


Judaism is all over the world. You can find Jewish people in many countries. They speak
different languages and may be of any color. Anybody whose mother is a Jew is considered
to be Jewish. Jewish history began over four thousand years ago in the Middle east. This
religion is the oldest type of monotheism. The founder, Abraham, lived near Ur. He heard a
message from god to move his people to Canaan, which was the Promised Land. People that
moved there became known as the Hebrews. Jews have both a Hebrew name and an ordinary
name. The Hebrew name is used in the Synagogue and religious documents. The Synagogue is
house of prayer, study, and a community center. The Hebrew word for Synagogue is Beth Ha
Knesset meaning house of meeting or assembly. The central feature of the Synagogue is the
Ark, which houses the scrolls of the Torah. A baby boy is given his name when his eight
days old. When boys turn thirteen, they are considered to be adults, and become
responsible for the irreligious duties. There are three daily prayer sessions evening,
morning, and afternoon. Whenever possible the prayers should be saidat public services but
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