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    Description of the item or thing you selected: The Simchat Torah, also known as the "Joy of the Torah", is a Jewish holiday that celebrate 's the completion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and sets the beginning of a new cycle. It is a joyous day in which celebrates the Jewish love for the Torah and its studies. The Simchat Torah is celebrated on the second day of Shemini Atzeret, which follows immediately after the eight-day festival of Sukkot. It is an annual custom that is observed

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    Torah In The Tanakh

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    The Torah also known as The Book of Moses or the Pentateuch, refers to the first five books of the Tanakh or Hebrew bible. The religious texts found in the Tanakh come from The Torah, Neviim and Kituvim. The book of Moses is comprised of Bereshit (Genesis), Shemot (Exodus), Vayikra (Leviticus), Bedimar(Numbers) and Devarim (Deuteronomy). The Torah holds traditions, religious laws and teachings that are followed within the religion of Judaism. The Torah is considered to be the most sacred of the

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    Torah Model

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    The Creation of the Torah I have decided to demonstrate my three-dimensional model based on the Hebrew scripture of the Torah scroll. The Torah has many aspects to it which make it unique. In Judaism, the law enforcing God was revealed to Moses and was recorded in the first five books (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) of the Hebrew scriptures. The scroll consists of many different lessons, passages, origins, and laws. The scroll that I created was based on two rods, pegs which

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    The book of the Torah consists of the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Even though the Torah is made up of five books, it is still one whole book. While reading the book, to understand it easier, the message can be divided into two patterns. Narrative, poetry, and epilogue focus on the eschatology of the book. Covenant, stipulation, and failure focus on the ethics of the book. The message of the Torah is to instruct readers that because of the

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    Legal Codes in the Torah

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    The Torah contains many different legal codes, a distinction and comparison between them enlightens us to the fact that the same persons did not write them and that the different authors did not have the same background, perhaps not even the same culture. Nevertheless, in comparing the Ten Commandments and the Book of the Covenant, one notices the similarities more so than the differences, one would say that the vast majority of laws in the Book of the Covenant have a respective law in the Ten Commandments

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    With everyone having their own opinion on the Torah it is hard to say that there is an exact message of the book. Scholars have spent years arguing, debating, and ripping each other’s opinion apart on what exactly the Torah’s message is. The message of the Torah is that God has His way of taking the most unlikely person and making an example of them whether it be by failure or examples of greatness. Examples of the way God uses people are placed all throughout the bible constantly. In the beginning

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    Jewish Ideals in the Torah and Nevi'im Both the Torah and the Nevi'im are important texts in Judaism that each illustrates different aspects of Judaism. The Torah specifies a number of the commandments and rules to be followed. On the other hand, the Nevi'im contains several accounts of the lives of the prophets. Analyzing the Torah and the Nevi'im allows one to clearly see the differences and similarities. The Torah is the primary document which reveals instructions to the Jewish people. The

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    Shōmyō, a form of Japanese Buddhist liturgical chant, and Torah cantillation, the system of chants used to read the Torah in Judaism, are completely unrelated in their origins, and yet they are surprisingly similar. The shōmyō and Torah cantillation we will be dealing with are both monophonic, non-metric, and melismatic, and both are made up of short melodic fragments that are combined to form the chant. Shōmyō is a type of Buddhist chant used in religious services by the Tendai and Shingon sects

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    Upon reading chapters 3 and 4 of Gordon Wenham’s, Psalms as Torah, I have come to a better understanding of the importance of memorization and praying of the psalms. The book of Psalms has been my favorite book of the Bible since I was young, because reading it always provided a sense of hope when I struggled with fear. I even have multiple psalms memorized, however, until reading what Wenham had to say about the Psalter, I never took into account the powerful and ethical dimension of the book of

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    The Torah and Why It's Important To Jews The Torah is the holy book of the Jews. It is part of the Tenak and has five books, this is known as the Pentateuh. The Torah is seen, by practising Jews, as a sacred possession and for this reason the real Torah is kept and dressed in the Synagogue, it is used by only the readers and is not even allowed to be touched with their hands. The book is highly respected. The Torah contains the 613 Mitzvah, (commandments.) And within these are the 10

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    Eight months. Eight months is all I had. I had to learn seven paragraphs in the Torah. Some of the paragraphs were relatively long but some were quite short. In the end, after all the practice, I ended up memorizing some of it; even though I was only supposed to just read it. But the thing is in my religious school; my classmates had an entire year to learn their Torah portions. There was more than just reading from the Torah though, we also had to chant it, and chant the before and after blessings and

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    Moses, who would be specially anointed by God as the Savior of mankind.” Jesus was this fulfillment, but it impact the relationship between Him and the Torah. The Hebrews at the time had both a positive and a negative reaction to Jesus’s view on the Torah which later impact catechesis. “The Messiah was expected to bring a renewed Torah一his Torah...” This was fulfilled with Christ that Paul talked about in Galatians when he spoke of the “law of Christ.” Freedom was at the heart of this message. In

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    Comparing the Qur’an and the Torah Contained in the many intricate and poetic Surahs of the Qur’an are retellings of a number of famous stories of the Hebrew Bible, known to Jews as the Torah, Prophets, and Writings. However, the Qur’an’s account of the lives of certain biblical characters often differs in significant ways from the Jewish version. While a believer in the divine nature of the Qur’an may claim that differences in facts stem from distortions of G-d’s message as recorded in Jewish

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    Torah Obedience After Joshua’s death and the death of “that whole generation”, the next generation “knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel” (Judges 2:10). Because this new generation was consistently unfaithful to the covenant that God made with them in Deuteronomy, God was furious. He says in Judges 2:20-22, “Because this nation has violated the covenant that I laid down for their forefathers and has not listened to me, 21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations

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    Gay Identity versus Jewish Identity

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    on the writings of the Torah and rabbinical interpretations of the Torah--but mostly the Torah. Furthermore, because such writings influence formation of his self identity that's believed--by the orthodox Jewish community--to be the identity given to him by God, such writings and commandments are not compromised by this boy's community. Such laws include: thou shall not lie with another man (Bavier, 1972). Reminders to follow the Torah and to base one's identity on such Torah writings are compulsatory

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    The core ethical teachings of Judaism are the Commandments of the Torah, the Prophetic Vision and the Book of Proverbs. These ethical teachings are all ultimately derived from the Jewish Bible or Tanakh. The importance of these teachings are to provide Jewish adherents with informed moral choices. One of the most important ethical issues that a Jewish adherent may face is pollution, decisions must be made in favor of methods that involve less rather than greater destruction to the earth because according

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    When the Torah was brought out, everyone had stood up. The Torah was wrapped up; everyone had stood until the Torah was completely unwrapped. The reading from the Torah was called Parashah. Each week a different Parashah is read to represent key events and messages that happened in the Jewish world (Geffen 2012, p.1). According to Beth David Messianic congregation 2014, Parashah means portion. One portion of the Torah is read each week during the Shabbat service

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    The Value of Talmud

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    for scholars or even the common person to gain knowledge about the foundation that a specific religion is built upon. For the religion of Judaism, the Jewish community relies heavily on the sacred text of the Torah, which can be considered as their guide through life; the Jews follow the Torah as their covenant or connect to Yahweh. However, another book has also emerged from Judaism that traditionally holds great meaning, but has lost prestige, called The Talmud or The Oral law. The Talmud is traditionally

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    BAR AND BAT

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    themselves to the central symbol of the tradition, and in the Jewish tradition, the central symbol is the Torah, “the revelation to Moses on Mount Sinai and all that has issued from it over some three thousand years” (The Pluralism Project). The bar and bat mitzvah read from the Torah because on this day they become responsible to observe the commandments, also known as mitzvoth, of the Torah. The whole point of the bar and bat mitzvah recognition is much more than the celebration and “big day.” It

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    Centralism In Judaism

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    involves a commitment by the Jewish people to a single, omnipotent, incorporeal God, who is the creator and ruler of the universe and the source of a moral law for humanity. Judaism’s entire body of beliefs and teachings are outlined in the Torah. Within the Torah, Jewish people find the many different texts and rules that prescribes to them how to live properly as the chosen people of God. Judaism has been alive for thousands of years and is still being practiced today in the modern society. Jewish

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