Torah Essays

  • The Simchat Torah: The Joy Of The Torah

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Torah By Pirke Avot

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    The Torah The Torah is the most famous book in the Judaism religion made up of the five books of Moses. The first words of Pirke Avot (1:1) are “The Torah was received by Moses on Sinai, transmitted to Joshua, from Joshua to the elders, from the elders to the prophets and the prophets handed it to the men of the Great Assembly.” It is made up of 304,805 with 42 lines on each page written on sheets of parchment that are sawn together to make one long scroll. The scroll must be written by a sofer which

  • The Bible: The Book Of The Torah

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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

  • The Similarities Between Shomyo and Torah Cantillation

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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

  • Jewish Ideals In The Torah And Nevi'Im

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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

  • The Torah and Why It's Important To Jews

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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

  • Jesus's Relationship Between Jesus And The Torah

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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

  • Comparing the Qur’an and the Torah

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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

  • Example Of Torah Obedience

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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

  • The Message Of The Torah And The Former Prophets

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    The importance of the Prophets is to foreshadow what is to come as well as focus on the dilemma and hope of the Torah. The message of the Prophets is that there is a dilemma because of man’s sinful heart, so God exiles His people in order to allow a time for repentance, but promises hope through a Messiah that will come from the seed of David. The Former Prophets are based on the Torah. In Exodus, God gives the Israelites the Ten Commandments to keep order among them. During this time, God reveals

  • Understanding and Teachings of the Torah

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    word ‘Torah’? Torah is a Hebrew word, which in English means law. However, this rough translation doesn't give a proper insight into what it means. A Hebraic definition of the word Torah is “a set of Instructions, from a father to his children, violation of these instructions are disciplined in order to foster obedience and train his children”. The Torah teaches and bring children into maturity. 2. What are 2 clear teachings of the ‘Torah’? There are four different teachings in the Torah; God created

  • 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

  • The Core Ethical Teachings of Judaism

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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

  • Personal Narrative: My Visit To A Synagogue

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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

  • 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

  • Moses Maimonides

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    Introduction Judaism is a religion that can be traced back as far as 2000 B.C.E. It was founded in Canaan and it has an estimated 14 million followers. The sacred texts that are associated with it are the Torah, Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures), and the Talmud. Judaism has influenced a variety of religions including Christianity and Islam. It promotes a single god belief for all Jewish people and the belief that all people are created in the image of god. There are a vast number of individuals who were

  • Jewish Studies Essay

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    this divine difference has come from people of each movement of Judaism, the Modern Orthodox movement has taken it to the next level. Orthodox Judaism began back when G-d revealed the Torah on Mount Sinai (The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2011). Orthodox sages believe that both the Oral and Witten Torahs were given to the Jewish nation in 1312 B.C.E. This is when they consider that ‘Orthodox’ Judaism as we know started (Rabbi Lawrence Keleman, 2010). While there are many Modern Orthodox