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Jewish Practices
Before Christ, and after Christ

Practices before Christ:

An Altar, a sacrifice, and a priest were the essence of Judaism and centered around the “Ark of the Covenant.”

The “Contents of the Ark”:
1. The “tables” of the 10 Commandments of Moses, symbol of the Bible.
2. The gold jar containing the “manna,” symbol of the “Eucharist.”
3. The “Rod of Aaron,” symbol of “Hierarchy.”

The temple containing the “Ark of the Covenant” was destroyed and the Bible says that Jeremiah moved it to a cave at Mount Nebo and made two prophecies: 1. It will stay there until God gathers hi people. 2.When the people are gathered there will be columns of fires and a cloud that reaches two miles in the sky.

5 books of the Torah dedicated 27 chapters to sacrifice.

The daily “perpetual sacrifice,” and 4 types of sacrifices:

Perpetual sacrifice: 2 male lambs, one in the morning and one at night.
4 types of sacrifices: Holocaust (all of the animal is burned), Sin-offering (The fat is burned and the animal is left for the priest), Eucharist / Thanksgiving (The fat is burned and some of the animal goes to the priest and the one who offered the animal), Flour offering (Sin offering).

Practices after Christ:

No longer an Eternal Sacrifice, Priests, and no Altar.

Rabbis (teachers, masters) replaced priests.

Synagogues (Hall of meeting) replaced the temples (House of God).

Practices Today:

The Home is the center of Judaism. The wife/mother initiates the family rules, observance of special meals, directs the children’s education, ensures the correct prayers are said.

Synagogue: Houses the ark, which contains the Torah

Shema (Hear): One basic prayer

Bar Mitzvah: Religious maturity for boys at the age of 13. The boys read part of the Torah during the Sabbath.

Bat Mitzvah: Religious maturity for girls at the age of 12.


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