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July 22, 2019 / By Flori
Question: I have a Culture report to do and in which I chose Jewish. In this, i am doing these topics - celebrations/festivals/traditions - clothing - beliefs - historical events and emphasise the holocaust - laws If you have any knowledge or websites to these, please help. ANOTHER THING!!! Who the hell is Torah? In everything I reasearch, it mentions Torah. I have tried to read around the text, search "Torah" and many other things but i cant seem to find what it is. Does anyone know? This is an oral presentation and can only go for a short time (3-4 minutes). If you have anything at all that could help me would be great, as i am pushing it for time and i have no clue of the jewish culture at all!! Thanks! :) Haaaay, i have used many different search engines including google!! That comment was pretty funny though. But i cant seem to find anything. Grr :(
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Dallas Dallas | 5 days ago
For details on what you are looking for, the two top websites are: www.aish.com Many articles on evrey area of Judaism rated from beginner to expert www.chabad.org A lot of excellent information including guides to the various holidays that will gove you summary information as for 'Torah"- it is the name of the "Five Books of Moses", the most important document in Judaism. To see it english, just read "Genesis", Exodus", "Leviticus", "Numbers" and "Deitronomy", the five books which make it up. The Torah, however, is written in Hebrew and the translations can only give a surface view and lose all the nuance and depth of the original document
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Dallas Originally Answered: I have a question on jewish right of passage and jewish culture?
According to Jewish law, at 13, a boy is called up to read from the Torah. Whether he does or not, he still legally becomes an adult. Everything else is just a custom.
Dallas Originally Answered: I have a question on jewish right of passage and jewish culture?
There is no "rite of passage". A bar-mitzva simply means "a boy who is 13 or older" A bas-mitzva means "a girl 12 or older". It happens whether one likes it or not. cheerio
Dallas Originally Answered: I have a question on jewish right of passage and jewish culture?
http://www.jewfaq.org/tocevents.htm here ya go. you can read about all the jewish "rites of passage" here

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Celebrations/Festivals/traditions: Check google with some "key words" - you should find information on Rosh HaShana, Jom Kippur, Sukkot (and Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Tora), Chanukka, Tu B'Shevat, Purim, Pessach, Shavuot; moreover (concerning celebrations/traditions) try out Brit Mila, Simchat Bat, Absheren, Bar/Bat Mitzwa, Chuppa Clothing: try "Modesty"/Tznius Beliefs: try something like "myjewishlearning.com" Historical events: try "Babylonian exile/destruction temple", Titus, Bar Kochba, Crusades, Shoah (on this maybe try "yadvashem.org") laws: search for "Halacha", "Mitzwot" Tora = 5 books of Moses
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Blondie Originally Answered: I need some help with Jewish Culture?
Jewish people are deeply traditional people. They typically follow the Mosaic Law and don't practice miscegenation. I wouldn't get married before I met his parents. If they are Israeli they may not be in agreement with their son marrying a non Jewish person. Also how do your parents feel. People are under the impression that what parents think don't matter but it does. Their are things here at play that are thousands if years old. Read Exodus, Deuteronomy and Leviticus in the Bible and ask your love how he feels about his religion. You two have much to discuss before you jump the broom.
Blondie Originally Answered: I need some help with Jewish Culture?
Jewish Law - not negotiable Jewish History - tortured Jewish Humour - self-deprecating Jewish Life - all about Shabbat Jewish People - just like any other people Jewish Thought - direct and witty Jewish Ethics - to think is to thank Jewish Community - extremely close-knit Jewish Lore - all about the mitzvah Jewish Family - protective, loving, strict but fair Jewish Culture - be good to your mother Jewish Faith - G-d willing! Hebraic phrases 'L'chaim' - 'to life' 'Shalom' - 'go in peace, hello, be at peace'

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