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Jewish Symbols - Jewish religious symbols include: The Star of David, Mezuzah, Kippah and the Torah. The torah is Jewish law and its scrolls consist of 613 commandments which were God's instructions to the people of Israel -  Jewish Symbols

A comprehensive guide to symbols of the Jewish faith.

Discover the history and religious beliefs surrounding a selection of Jewish Symbols. Read a selection of facts about Jewish symbols including: Star of David, Synagogue, Torah, Menorah and the Chai Symbol.

Judaism was founded in Asia and its followers who believe in one God or Yahweh are known as Jews. Jewish religious symbols include: The Star of David, Mezuzah, Kippah and the Torah. The torah is Jewish law and its scrolls consist of 613 commandments which were God's instructions to the people of Israel.

 

Jewish Symbols - Meaning
Judaism is the name given to followers of the Jewish faith. The word 'Judaism' comes from the Judah tribe which was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Abraham is known as the father of the Jewish people, his life and relationship with god is a vital part of Judaism. Jewish Symbols are an essential part of the Jewish faith, they are objects that followers worship and pray to. They are tools for teaching the religion to others and items are often passed down from generation to generation. Each individual religious symbol has its own deep significance.

Jewish Symbols - What is a Monotheistic Religion?
Is Judaism Monotheistic? Yes! In fact Judaism is the worlds oldest monotheistic religion. Monotheism is derived from the Greek word 'monos' which means "single" and 'theos' which translates to "god" and is the belief in one god. The following list of religions are all examples of monotheistic religions: Bahá'í, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

Jewish Symbols - Star of David
  • The star of David is probably the most well known of the Jewish symbols
  • It is recognised as a six pointed star formed by two interlocking triangles
  • The symbol is thought to have originated from the shield carried by David to slay Goliath
  • The star of David appears on the flag of Israel, known to followers of the Jewish faith as the promised land. It is without doubt one of the most important Jewish symbols
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Jewish Symbols - Menorah
The seven branches of the Menorah are symbolic of the seven levels of heaven and the number of days in a week. The menorah symbol is believed to have been created from gold which was cast into the fire by moses.

Jewish Symbols - Torah
The Torah is the sacred book of Judaism and comprises four levels of meaning: literal, allegorical, homiletically and mystical. Studying the holy scriptures of the Torah is an extremely important part of the Jewish religion. The Torah is also known as the Pentateuch and is the first five books of the Hebrew bible. The Torah scriptures are a set of rules or laws which were given to Moses on Mount Sinai, they helped Moses to lead the Jewish people from captivity in Egypt to Israel, a journey known as the Exodus. The torah scriptures are stored the ark, an image of an ark is shown at the bottom of the page.

Jewish Symbols - Chai
  • Chai symbols are made up from the letters Chet and Yod from the Hebrew alphabet
  • Many Jewish people wear pendants and medallions with the Chai symbol
  • Chai is also spelt 'Hai'
  • Chai means living in Hebrew
  • The letters in the word Chai add up to the number 18 according to the Jewish numerical system known as Gematria which assigns numbers to words and phrases
  • 'Giving Chai' refers to the Jewish tradition of giving gifts in multiples of 18
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Jewish Symbols - Synagogue
The synagogue is the place of worship for followers of the Jewish faith, it is a central part of the Jewish community and has three specific functions:

  • It is a meeting place for the community

  • It is a place of study. Followers can learn the Hebrew language and contemplate on the scriptures of the Torah

  • It is a place of worship. Followers congregate on the Sabbath and services are held. Men and women do not worship together, there is a separate area in the synagogue for men and women

Jewish Symbols - Definition of Belief
Being religious is defined as the outward act or form by which a person indicates their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due. Having a religious belief or faith is being in awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life. Religion is a framework of beliefs relating to supernatural or superhuman beings or forces that transcend the everyday material world. Being religious is to have a strong belief, a faith in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality".

Dream Explanation - Religious
Dreaming that you are deeply religious, foretells of a negative turn to your business affairs and a disruption to your life. Dreaming that you are over religious means that your goody goody character will repulsed your lover or mate.

Jewish Symbols - Spirituality
Discover facts and information about a huge range of spiritual and religious emblems, symbols and signs. Read about each of the individual symbols and its particular significance to the Jewish faith. What is the significance of the Jewish Star of David? What are Chai symbols? Find out interesting facts about the sacred Torah, one of the most important Jewish symbols. Discover the answers to these questions and many more, a useful educational resource for everyone.

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