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Religion Vocab

TermDefinition
Polytheism The belief that there are many gods
Monotheism The belief that there is only one god
Talmud The collection of ancient Jewish writings, or commentaries, that interpret the laws and teachings of the Hebrew bible or Tanankl
Ethics A set of moral principles or values
Exile To banish or expel from one's country or home.
Jewish Diaspora The scatteringof the Jewish people outside their homeland beginning in 586 B.C.E
Yavneh The ancient city of Israel that became the center of Jewish learning.
Hinduism A religion that developed in India over time. It traces its roots to older traditions such as Vedic beliefs and Brahmanism
Vedas A collection of ancient writings viewed as sacred by the many Hindus
Sanskrit An ancient Indian language
Brahmanism ancient ritual traditions in which Brahmins played a key role; it grew out of older Vedic religious beliefs and helped lead to Hinduism
Caste A class or group in hindu society
Dharma a belief found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions that a person has a duty or obligation to live an honorable life
Karma a belief found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions that the good and evil done in a past life determines the nature of that person’s next life
Reincarnation the belief that a person’s soul is reborn into a new body after death
Pilgrimage Journey to a holy place
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