Judaism traces itself back to what legendary patriarch who is written about in the book of Genesis?
Contemporary Judaism has split into four parts. The most liberal is called
The general Jewish attitude toward physical matter and bodily pleasure has generally been that
both matter and the body are innately good.
When the Jewish boy turns thirteen, he is considered an adult in the religious community. This ceremony takes its name from his new status.
Which division of modern Judaism stresses strict beliefs and careful keeping of dietary laws?
Which Jewish festival recalls the event related in the Book of Exodus about liberation of the Hebrews from oppression in Egypt?
A dietary law kept by traditionalist Jews is that what items may not be eaten at the same meal?
meat and dairy products
Traditionalists sometimes interpret the command not to work on the Sabbath as including no
use of the telephone.
According to the Book of Exodus, what disaster was the last to strike the Egyptians?
death of firstborn male children
The destruction of the Second Temple changed the nature of the Hebrew religion in that afterward
the Jewish religion began to focus on the written word.
The Talmud is the dispersion of Jews beyond Israel, particularly to Persia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean region.
Canaan is a joyous festival in early spring that recalls the Jews' being saved from destruction, as told in the book of Esther.
Diaspora means "Teaching," "instruction"; the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures; also the additional instructions of God, believed by many to have been transmitted orally from Moses through a succession of teachers and rabbis.
Seder means "Order"; a special ritual meal at Passover, recalling the Hebrews' exodus from Egypt.
The Western Wall is the foundation stones of the western wall of the last temple of Jerusalem, today a place of prayer.
Bar mitzvah means "Son of the commandment"; the coming-of-age ceremony that marks the time when a young man is considered a legal adult within the Jewish community.
Kosher means "ritually correct"; said particularly about food consumption and food preparation.