What are some rituals and practices of the religion Judaism?


A question from a reader: Can someone name a few rituals and practices of the religion Judaism?
Also, explanations would be great!
Thank you!

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4 Responses to “What are some rituals and practices of the religion Judaism?”

  • Ji.ngleberr.ies says:

    i’m trying to learn judaism too. a few are reading torah, eating unleavened bread, following the mitzvah, observing the shabbat, etc etc

  • MrDucky2 (Atheist) LOL says:

    circumcision. the cutting off foreskin of babies.

    its cause of david or something had to collect 250 i think foreskins for some inane ritual.

    no ham.

    pig is one of the animals that are considered unclean and as such is not kosher

    being rich.

    this stems from back in the day when only jews lended money because their faith allowed them to do so. and bankers are rich

    sorry for the stereotype… at least the explanation is true.

  • D Aravah - JBC says:

    answer: reciting the Shema prayer daily, keeping kashrut (kosher), citing specific prayers at specific times (holy days, fasts, life passages, etc).

    http://www.jewfaq.org/index.htm

    great website

  • Dani says:

    There are too many rituals to list them here, and it really depends on the person’s level of observance. One of the most common rituals is lighting candles just before sunset on Friday night. Reciting certain blessings before eating. Blessing and drinking wine on Shabbat (the Sabbath, which runs from Friday night to Saturday night). Just to give you an idea, the blessing for wine is “Baruch ata Adonai, eloheinu melech ha-olam, boray pree hagafen” which means, “Blessed are you, lord G_d, King of the Universe, who brings forth the fruit of the vine.

    Other rituals include putting on tefillin (for men) before prayer. Tefillin is a leather strap that you wind around your arm (I am not sure of the significance of this, being female). We also have bar mitzvahs (and bat mitzvahs), and many many holiday preparations. Ritual circumcision for 8-day-old boys.

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