The Jewish Torah Essay

400 words - 2 pages

The Torah is the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). The Torah can also include the rest of the Tenakh(old testament) and the books of the "New Testament," in that they are God's continued revelation/instruction. The Torah has commandments in it that apply only to those living in the land of Israel. It also has rules that apply only to the priests, and others solely for the High Priest. There are instructions for men and others for women -- some to the married versus not married. The To ...view middle of the document...

The Torah is the guide to the very universe itself, a map to the very forces of the universe. Jews study the Torah to find the intent and purpose of the words so that ones motivation and lifestyle can produce maximum harmony and prosperity. Jews consider the Torah to be a gift from God and a guide for living. The Torah is the main focus of Jewish faith, and is used on all days of religious observance: every Sabbath and holiday, and for some extremely observant Jews, every day. Jewish sages say that the Torah contains endless worlds of meaning, and the evolution of humanity means an endless rediscovery of meaning in the Torah. Synagogues are the places where Jewish people meet to study the torah and they are also places of worship. There are no offerings of sacrifices during synagogue services, only prayer, songs and readings from the torah. Instead of priests there are Rabbis who are the teachers, religious decision makers, and creators of liturgical prayer. For a synagogue to be formed, there must be at least a quorum of ten adult males (a minyan).Women are excluded from services at synagogues, but everyone is taught the basics of the torah since the age of 6. Women are to be more concerned with family responsibilities.

RELATED

Core ethical teachings of Judaism Paper

546 words - 3 pages foundational tenets of Jewish ethics. The most important source of ethical guidance for Jews is the Torah which encompasses the Written and Oral Torah. The Torah is Judaism's most important text. It is composed of the Five Books of Moses and also contains the 613 commandments mitzvot and the Ten Commandments. The word Torah means to teach. Jewish ethics is derived from the covenantal relationship where they were protected and taught their responsibilities

Judaism the Religion of The Chosen - Intercultural Communications - Areas religion: origins, core values, death

2278 words - 10 pages the Torah. The most accepted Jewish belief is Rambam's 13 Principles of Faith. A summary of the Principles of Faith · Jews believe in one true God, He was, is and will be. · God is everywhere. · He does not have a body. · He creates everything and can see everything. · God speaks to man. These men and women are called prophets. · The greatest of all prophets was Moses. It was to Moses that God gave the Torah. · The Torah is true. God will reward

The Binding Religion of Judaism - English 3-4 - Essay

789 words - 4 pages Free chosen you to be his treasured people from all the nations that are on the face of the earth.". Essentially, this quote is affirming that the Jews are unconditionally the chosen people of God, hence the title “People of the Book” given to Jews to confirm their identity with the Torah. A long history of struggles for Jews shows how being united can strengthen a religion and bring together groups of people. According to an article titled Jewish Scared

Similarities and Differences Between Christianity and Judaism - Montclair State University - Research paper

2622 words - 11 pages Christian Bibles which are prepared by different translators and do not require any special training to read. 5. The Talmud This is a body of work prepared throughout Jewish history by Rabbis. It is an interpretation of how Torah should be applied to everyday life and how Jews should uphold teachings contained in the Torah. The Christian Bible contains an interpretation of commandments by Jesus. According to Christian Bible, Jesus summed up the

Assignment On Judaism And Western Civilization

820 words - 4 pages emphasis on encountering God in the give and take of human historical events has remained an important feature of Judaism. The Jewish emphasis on history has been adopted by Christianity and Islam.Judaism, Christianity and Islam trace their ancestry to Abraham.(World Religions) Judaism is the oldest of these faiths. Jews accept the Torah, as supplemented by Rabbinical commentaries, as the basis of their belief. Judaism is currently divided into three

Why Is The Old Testament Important To Both Jews And Christians?

678 words - 3 pages "The Old Testament is first and foremost a collection of religious books, created by faith and addressed to persons who share that faith. Its basic premise is the reality of the living God of creation and history, and its primary aim is to expose the active purpose of God at work within the world" (West, Introduction to the Old Testament, 3).The Jewish religion is based around the scriptures of the Old Testament, which they call the Tanakh. The

Western Civilization; Hebrew prophets - rowan - essay

710 words - 3 pages apart from others— for from among all the nations” (pg 44) The Law and covenant is God’s agreement. The convent is God’s special agreement with Jewish people. It was their belief that God had given them a special honor and responsibility to withhold. In the book it states that the whole Hebrew nation made the covenant. The covenant was important but the prophets obedience to the Law became their overriding obligation. The Law of the Torah says

The Book of Ecclesiastes: Judaism’s Answer to Existentialism - Philosophy 210 - Essay

984 words - 4 pages Free Quintero The Book of Ecclesiastes: Judaism’s Answer to Existentialism In the foundation of jewish belief, there has always been a passion for meaning. The jewish people reflected on God’s purpose of history, nature, and every other aspect of life. And similar to the course of most civilizations, they’ve even questioned the most important idea: themselves. Once humans became self-aware we have asked “how did we get here”, “who created us”, and

The Evolution Of Statutes Analyze The Morals Of Hammurabi, The Jews, And Dracon (And Possibly Solon) With Respect To The Modern Era And Its Morals

1290 words - 6 pages Free emphasizes freedom of choice, allowing our women to date and choose their mate. Women in Middle Eastern society have strict limitations upon them because of the religion that they follow. Jewish women from the Middle East are traditionally brought up in accordance with the Torah, while Muslim women from the Middle East are raised following the Qu'ran. Thus, because the culture and religion differs from that of our own, their laws will be molded around

Pentecostal Visual

1427 words - 6 pages Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is almost identical to the Jewish bible and the New Testament is a collection of biographies of Jesus and the apostles, letters to new churches, and in some bibles the apocalyptic book. The Bible has 66 books and were written by many different authors writing in many different times and places. The Bible was written from about 1450 BC to 100 AD. The Bible contains poetry, myths, prophecies and

Literary Analysis - Hills like White Elephants - WR 303 - Literary Analysis

1555 words - 7 pages 1 Madison Evans Jake Sauvageau WR 303 Literary Analysis 8/30/18 Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants The short story Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway is a story about a man and woman who are sitting at a bar at a small train station somewhere in Spain. They seem to be having a heated conversation about a mysterious “operation”. The author never explicitly says what the issue is between the man and woman, but it can be

An Analysis of Walter Freeman, Father of the Lobotomy - NKU HNR 151H - Essay

1433 words - 6 pages 1 Brandell Hannah Brandell Prof. Tamara O’Callaghan ENG151H-007 5 May 2017 Walter Freeman and the Invention of the Lobotomy In Steely Library’s digital archives, one of the postcards from the Gilliam family collection is entitled Western Kentucky Asylum for the Insane, Hopkinsville, KY. The postcard dates back to 1915 and portrays a beautiful building, complete with red bricks and white columns. Many of the insane asylums around this time were

Lost Treasure, A story about a psychopathic father - Amity college 11BB - Creative Story

1130 words - 5 pages Lost Treasure When I was a child, my late father and I would spend every moment of the summer season on the sparkling white sand of the beach near our home. We would dance, kicking up the shiny surface so that the droplets glimmered like diamonds in the sunlight. We would lie on our backs and stare at the sky, until the swirling clouds began to take on our imaginative shapes mingled together by our fantastical minds. We would grip imaginary

robotics revolution represent for human employment in New Zealand in the next 30 years - massey university - management

1357 words - 6 pages Rebecca Hastie 11256694 How much of a threat does the robotics revolution represent for human employment in New Zealand in the next 30 years? In order to understand the threats that robotics may pose to human employment in the future, it is important to examine the ways in which robots and computerization are already influencing different employment industries today, and how they have changed our labor practices in the past. If this information

A review of “Indigenous remain ‘asset rich, dirt poor’ 25 years after Mabo”. - ANU - literature review

1115 words - 5 pages Free A review of “Indigenous remain ‘asset rich, dirt poor’ 25 years after Mabo”. In the article “Indigenous remain ‘asset rich, dirt poor’ 25 years after Mabo”, Indigenous affairs editor, Fitzpatrick (2017) presents the socioeconomic situation of the Aboriginal people, using the views of the former prime minister’s advisor, Josephine Cashman. Miss Cashman pointed out that the promises made to the indigenous people, presented in the Mabo case, had