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5 Topic Pages Found in Judaism and starting with the letter S
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The seventh day of the week, commanded by God in the Old Testament as a sacred day of rest after his creation of the world; in Judaism, from sunset

Open Seder

Ceremonial meal that begins the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover), which celebrates the Exodus . The order of the service is laid down in a

sefer torah

In Judaism, elaborately decorated and dressed Torah scroll housed in the ark in every synagogue . The scrolls are handwritten in Hebrew on vellum


( səfär'dəm ), one of the two major geographic divisions of the Jewish people, consisting of those Jews whose forebears in the Middle Ages resided in


In Judaism, a place of worship, study, and gathering; in the USA a synagogue is also called a temple by the non-Orthodox. As an institution it dates