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II. Vocabulary Words
Hanukkah-The Festival of Light.
Torah-The first five books of the bible (History of the Jews, most important object in every Synagogue)
Synagogue-Jewish meeting place of worship.
Rabbi-Spiritual leader of the Synagogue
Orthodox Jews-Practice the tradition of Judaism in the way they have been practiced for nearly two thousand years.
Reform Jews-Try to make Judaism fit into the modern world.
Conservative Jews-are "in the middle". They are more traditional than Reform Jews, but not as strict as Orthodox Jews.
Rosh Hashanah-Jewish New Year. Jews celebrate God's creation of the world.
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement-For twenty-four hours, adult family members do not eat or drink, and they atone (pray to be forgiven) for all their wrong doings of the past year.
Passover or Pesach-Observed in honor of Moses' leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
Sedar-Passover dinner, Families read aloud the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt from a book called the Haggadah.
Matzoh-Flat bread that represents the fact that the Israelites left in a hurry and didn't have time to let their bread rise.
Bitter herbs-Represents their sad lives as slaves.
Shavuot-comes but also to Jews everywhere. They feel connected to their history and to their wise and brave ancestors--to Moses and the ancient Israelites, to a shepherd name Abraham and his wife, Sarah.
Osborne, Mary P. One World Many Religions, New York: Alfred A Knopf, Inc, 1996.