Judaism is intrinsically open to history. It looks forward to a future event – the.
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messianic redemption – that will dwarf the importance of Exodus. This paper will discuss.
the important holidays of the Jewish year and a look into the Holocaust from a Jewish.
standpoint. I talked to a friend of mine, Josh Cohen. Josh practices Conservative.
Judaism. I also retrieved some information from a book The Jewish Way; Living the.
Holidays. Rabbi Irving Greenburg wrote it. I will first explain the holidays I.
discussed with Josh, and then discuss Josh growing up in the Jewish culture. .
“They particularly exemplify the focus on developing human capacity in the Sabbath and.
days of awe. The primary, Holy days that nurture personal life along the way. The.
Sabbat, on a weekly basis, and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippers, annually, are the key.
periods of individual family renewal. These holidays accomplish their goals primarily by.
lifting the individual out of a routine that controls, too often, deadens daily life.” .
The Sabbat is their weekly ceremony, held Friday evenings, to celebrate the end of a work.
week. Rosh Hashanah – Yom Kipper is the core that of being on trial for ones life. .
During that trial one moves from life through death to renewed life. Also discussed in.
this paper is Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Hanukkah stands for the temple that.
burned to the ground. The Jewish people only had an oil lamp to provide light for six.
nights and seven days. Therefore that is why they celebrate Hanukkah for six nights and.
seven days. Passover is also discussed. It is a time where Jewish families are to be.
fasting, no bread or meat. This last one week. Similar to the Christian Easter.
celebration. When a Jewish boy turns, age thirteen into an adult Jew they know it as a.
Bar Mitzvah. In order for this to happen a young teenage boy must attend Hebrew school. .
They usually take place a couple times a week. There are three types of Judaism worship.