Jewish Synagogue


Three Important Symbols

The Everlasting Light - always burns above the ark. The light, which burns oil, is never allowed to go out. his symbolizes that god is always present.

The Ten Commandments - two stone/wooden tablets placed on the wall above the ark in most synagogues. These underline the importance of the Tanakh.

The Star of David - This was an ancient symbol for fire and water. in the middle ages it was regarded as a shield against evil.

The Yad - A pointer that is used to read the scrolls as you are not allowed to touch them.

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Jewish Music

Events in the Synagogue

Celebrations - Jewish celebrations and occasions are held in synagogues. e.g. Hanuka, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs.

Learning About the Religion - Children and young people go to synagogue to learn about their religion, they are taught by the Rabbi. The Jewish believe that Learning about the religion is very important.

Worship - Every Sabbath day, the Jewish community gathers at the Synagogue to worship God. Holy services and Jewish Festivals are also held here.

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The Shema

It Means:

"Hear, O Israel! The lord our God, The lord is one!And you shall love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might!"