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Torah
The pentateuch; also the whole body of Jewish teaching and law
Pentateuch
The first five books of Moses at the beginning of the Hebrew Bible
Talmud
Jewish law and lore, as finally compiled in the sixth century CE
Minyan
the quorum of ten adult males required for Jewish communal worship
Hasidism
ecstatic Jewish piety, dating from eighteenth century Poland
Zionism
the Jewish movement dedicated to the establishment of a politically viable, internationally recognized jewish state in the Biblical land of Israel
midrash
the literature of delving into the Jewish torah.
tanakh
the Jewish scriptures
Messiah
the 'anointed,' the expected king and deliverer of the Jews; a term later applied by Christians to Jesus
Kabbalah
Jewish mystical tradition
mitzvah
In Judaism, a divine commandment or sacred deed in fulfillment of a commandment
Gospel
In Christianity, the "good news" that God has raised jesus from the dead and in so doing has begun the transformation of the world
Baptism
the Christian sacrament by which God cleanses all sin and makes one a sharer in the divine life, and a member of Christ's body, the church
confirmation
a christian sacrament by which awareness of the Holy Spirt is enhanced
Common Era
Years after the traditional date used for the birth of Jesus, previously referred to in exclusively Christian terms as AD and now abbreviated to CE as opposed to BCE
Trinity
The Christian doctrine that in the one God are three divine persons: the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit
Eucharist
The Christian sacrament by which believeres are renewed in the mystical body of Christ by partaking of bread and wine, understood as the body and blood
original sin
The Christian belief that all human beings are bound together in prideful egocentricity. In the Bible, this is described mythically as an act of disobedience on the part of Adam and Eve
Allah
in Islam, the one god
muezzin
in Islam, one who calls the people to prayer from a high place
Sunni
A follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
Shi'a
the minority branch of Islam, which feels Muhammad's legitimate successors were 'Ali and a series of Imams, a follower of this branch
Shari'ah
in Islam, the divine law
Sunni
A follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
Sunni
A follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
Sufism
the mystical path of Islam
Shi'a
the minority branch of Islam, which feels Muhammad's legitimate successors were 'Ali and a series of Imams, a follower of this branch
hajj
the holy pilgrimmage to Mecca for Muslims
Shi'a
the minority branch of Islam, which feels Muhammad's legitimate successors were 'Ali and a series of Imams, a follower of this branch
Shari'ah
in Islam, the divine law
jihad
the Muslim's struggle against the inner forces that prevent God- realization and the outer barriers to establishment of the divine order
Sunni
A follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
Shari'ah
in Islam, the divine law
Shi'a
the minority branch of Islam, which feels Muhammad's legitimate successors were 'Ali and a series of Imams, a follower of this branch
Sufism
the mystical path of Islam
Sufism
the mystical path of Islam
Guru Granth Sahib
the sacred scripture compiled by the Sikh gurus
hajj
the holy pilgrimmage to Mecca for Muslims
hajj
the holy pilgrimmage to Mecca for Muslims
khalsa
the body of hte pure, as inspired by the Sikh guru boind singh
jihad
the Muslim's struggle against the inner forces that prevent God- realization and the outer barriers to establishment of the divine order
jihad
the Muslim's struggle against the inner forces that prevent God- realization and the outer barriers to establishment of the divine order
Shari'ah
in Islam, the divine law
Sunni
A follower of the majority branch of Islam, which feels that successors to Muhammad are to be chosen by the Muslim community
Guru Granth Sahib
the sacred scripture compiled by the Sikh gurus
Shi'a
the minority branch of Islam, which feels Muhammad's legitimate successors were 'Ali and a series of Imams, a follower of this branch
khalsa
the body of hte pure, as inspired by the Sikh guru boind singh
Shari'ah
in Islam, the divine law
jap ji
the first morning prayer of Sikhs, written by guru nanak
Sufism
the mystical path of Islam
gurdwara
a sikh temple
Sufism
the mystical path of Islam
Guru Granth Sahib
the sacred scripture compiled by the Sikh gurus
hajj
the holy pilgrimmage to Mecca for Muslims
jap ji
the first morning prayer of Sikhs, written by guru nanak
jihad
the Muslim's struggle against the inner forces that prevent God- realization and the outer barriers to establishment of the divine order
gurdwara
a sikh temple
khalsa
the body of hte pure, as inspired by the Sikh guru boind singh
panth
in Sikhism, the religious community
panth
in Sikhism, the religious community
Guru Granth Sahib
the sacred scripture compiled by the Sikh gurus
udasi
an ascetic sikh order
khalsa
the body of hte pure, as inspired by the Sikh guru boind singh
nam
the holy name of god reverberating throughout all of creation, as repeated by Sikhs
hajj
the holy pilgrimmage to Mecca for Muslims
jap ji
the first morning prayer of Sikhs, written by guru nanak
jihad
the Muslim's struggle against the inner forces that prevent God- realization and the outer barriers to establishment of the divine order
sangat
a sikh congregation in which all are ideally considered equally
jap ji
the first morning prayer of Sikhs, written by guru nanak
udasi
an ascetic sikh order
Guru Granth Sahib
the sacred scripture compiled by the Sikh gurus
gurdwara
a sikh temple
khalsa
the body of the pure, as inspired by the Sikh guru gobind singh
panth
in Sikhism, the religious community
nam
the holy name of god reverberating throughout all of creation, as repeated by Sikhs
gurdwara
a sikh temple
udasi
an ascetic sikh order
cult
any religion that focuses on worship of a particular person or deity
nam
the holy name of god reverberating throughout all of creation, as repeated by Sikhs
jap ji
the first morning prayer of Sikhs, written by guru nanak
sangat
a sikh congregation in which all are ideally considered equally
gurdwara
a sikh temple
sangat
a sikh congregation in which all are ideally considered equally
panth
in Sikhism, the religious community
panth
in Sikhism, the religious community
cult
any religion that focuses on worship of a particular person or deity
cult
any religion that focuses on worship of a particular person or deity
udasi
an ascetic sikh order
udasi
an ascetic sikh order
nam
the holy name of god reverberating throughout all of creation, as repeated by Sikhs
nam
the holy name of god reverberating throughout all of creation, as repeated by Sikhs
sangat
a sikh congregation in which all are ideally considered equally
sangat
a sikh congregation in which all are ideally considered equally
cult
any religion that focuses on worship of a particular person or deity
cult
any religion that focuses on worship of a particular person or deity