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Lecture 7

Lecture 7 - Judaism

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Department
Religious Studies
Course Code
Religious Studies 1023E
Professor
Mahdi Tourage

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Judaism 7 y 4 special days in the year celebrated differently by each tradition o 2 Solstices Summer solsticelongest day of the year June 21Winter solsticeshortest day of the year December 21 o 2 EquinoxDay and night same lengthMarch 21 and September 21 y Syncretismmatching celebrations of new traditions with old ones y Hanukah same time as Christmas o Celebrated for 8 days at the end of December o Celebrating a historical event 160 years before JesusJewish revolt against the GreeksOne Jewish person did miracles y Not enough oil to light lamps made it so that there was enough for eight daysCelebrating new new light connected it to a Jewish historical event y Passover Pesach same time as Easter o Celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt by Moses o One week o Ceremonial cleaning of the house
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