Holocaust Holidays

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Tyler Delrow
Ms. Dover
English 201-3
9 March 2018

During the Holocaust, many Jews were relocated to concentration camps. Even under such horrible circumstances, their faith helped them survive. Part of the Jewish faith is centered on some key beliefs and holy days. The Jews celebrated their faith in many inventive ways, even when they didn’t know if they would survive the Holocaust. There are many holy days in the Jewish faith. The most significant holidays are Rosh Hashanah,Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, and Passover. Each of these holidays represents the Jews’ commitment to their faith and spiritual devotion. (add a sentence that connects the Jewish faith to the holocaust and how victims relied on their faith to survive) Rosh Hashanah celebrates
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The most important daily ritual the Jewish faith has is praying everyday three times everyday the normal times for prayer are morning, afternoon, and evening. The likely place for Jews to pray is in a synagogue. Another place is called the Quorum of Ten also named Minyan, but that's mainly for adult men but it certain occasions women are allowed to use the Minyan. Throughout life Jews have many very important rituals it starts with the circumcision, In Genesis, “God told Abraham to circumcise himself, his household and his slaves as an everlasting covenant in their flesh. Those who were not circumcised were to be 'cut off' from their people (Genesis 17:10-14)”(http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/glass2/0 ) Which leads to the strong Jews or Jews that try and follow their faith get circumcised. Later in life around the age of 13 you are to have a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah which is a tradition to adduct the young women or man into adulthood. They have to recite specific scriptures from the Torah. “when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah. A girl becomes a bat mitzvah at the age of 12 according to Orthodox and Conservative Jews.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_and_Bat_Mitzvah ) After they complete this ritual they are than incharge of their responsibilities to the jewish law, traditions and rituals for upcoming members. They are also allowed to…show more content…
“Orthodox Judaism is distinguished by its maintenance of the traditional forms of worship in the Hebrew language, and of the traditional observances as prescribed by the Torah. “(http://www.ijs.org.au/Variants-within-Judaism/default.aspx ) The orthodox prayer is different from all the branches, The Orthodox prayer is “Blessed are You the God of our forefathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob, the great mighty God who bestows beneficial kindness and creates all, who recalls the kindness of the patriarchs and brings a redeemer to their children’s children, for his Name’s sake, with love. O King, Helper, Saviour and Shield, Blessed are You - the Shield of Abraham” (http://www.ijs.org.au/Variants-within-Judaism/default.aspx
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