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Social studies vocad

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 Tanakh.
ethics A set of moral principles or values.
exile To banish or expel from one’s own country or home.
Jewish Diaspora The scattering of the Jewish people outside their homeland, beginning in 586 B.C.E.
Yavneh An ancient city in Israel that became a center for Jewish learning.
Hinduism a religion that developed in India over many centuries; it traces its roots to older traditions, such as Vedic beliefs and Brahmanism
dharma A belief found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions that a person has a duty or obligation to live an honorable life.
Vedas A collection of ancient writings viewed as sacred by many Hindus.
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.
Sanskrit An ancient Indian language.
reincarnation The belief that a person’s soul is reborn into a new body after life.
brahmanism Ancient ritual traditions in which Brahmins played a key role; it grew out of older Vedic religious beliefs and helped lead to Hinduism.
pilgrimage A journey to a holy place.
caste A class, or group, in Hindu society.
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