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Middle East Vocab

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Diaspora Jews living outside Israel
Monotheism the doctrine or belief that there is only one God
Kosher satisfying the requirements of Jewish law
Parables a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels
Rabbi a Jewish scholar or teacher, especially one who studies or teaches Jewish law
Sabbath a day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday
Synagogue the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction
Yahweh a form of the Hebrew name of God used in the Bible. The name came to be regarded by Jews ( circa 300 BC) as too sacred to be spoken, and the vowel sounds are uncertain
Created by: bmcmillen668