The Jews On Monday The Of October The Year

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THE JEWS On Monday the __ of October the Year __ participated in a trip to a Jewish synagogue. Many key aspects of Judaism were learnt - such as: The laws that the Jews follow are based on the 10 commandments They follow only the Old Testament, do not follow Jesus' teachings, and believe that the Bible consists of five books:- - Genesis - Exodus - Leviticus - Numbers and - Deuteronomy On the right-hand doorpost of every Jewish person's doorway is a scroll - which is nailed there, and is commanded of the Jews in the Korah (or the Bible).A Jew must follow the 10 commandments carefully, and everyone is accountable for their own actions.The Torah is handwritten and takes around two years to write. Not a single mistake is permitted.When taking out the Torah you are not allowed to sit down - you must stand.The laws of Korah can be suspended in an emergency.A rabbi is respected for his knowledge and ability to read scriptures.In Jewish society, women are highly esteemed and respected and, in fact, run the home. The husband is the man of the house who works to provide food, clothing and shelter while the woman runs the home.Some teachings of the Jews: - "Wise women are a treasure. A foolish woman dismantles her house brick by brick." - "Don't offer someone a loan if you don't intend giving it or if it is of no use anymore." - "Don't visit someone when they are sick - only when they are at their best." - Do not slander - your accusations may not be justified." In a Jewish synagogue - males and females are separated by a partition down the middle. This is symbolic, so that males are not distracted by the beauty of the females when praying to the Almighty. Prayer should be focused on the Almighty.There is no separation of males and females at social functions.A Jewish person is not allowed to sit down and enjoy a meal unless the animals are taken care of first.Drunkenness and family violence is unheard of.Divorce is allowed on special circumstances and the wife MUST be taken care of.If someone commits suicide, it means the person was not in control of his/her mind and was foolish, and...

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