The Importance Of Time

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Register to read the introduction… Linear time, pertaining to or represented by lines was the common belief of the Englishmen, and other Christian societies. Linear time is simply the view that time stretches onward into space; that it cannot be stopped, and one cannot see the end of it, because time is infinite. 2. Time is cyclical - of, relating to, or characterized by cycles. This means, that instead of having a single line of time, going onward and onward without any stopping (as is the belief of common day America), but that time was like a circle, or a spiral. The same events would happen over and over again, in one way or another. 3. Judaism was the first to teach the centrality of sacred time. Judaism views time as a kind of spiral, akin to a giant stretched-out slinky. Time, of course, does move on into the future. Our lives begin in one spot and end in another when a new generation takes over. But at the same time, Judaism believes that the many subcycles built into time are highly significant and have a reality of their own. The Jewish year has holidays that not only commemorate historic events, but that are seen as being able to tap into the very texture, feeling, and root nature of a particular time. time in Jewish life is both personal and universal. Each moment of cyclical time affects us as a nation, but if we can tune into the spiritual nature of time, it affects us personally in our own inner lives as …show more content…
Passover's name comes from the last of the Ten Plagues visited on the Egyptians by Yahweh before the Exodus. All firstborn male children were killed, but those Hebrew households that had slaughtered a lamb and marked their doorposts with its blood were "passed over." It is also an agricultural holiday commemorating the beginning of the harvest season, but this aspect of Passover is not emphasized. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan and ends on the 22nd (21st in Israel and among Reform Jews).

The Days of Awe are the 10 days from the beginning of Rosh Hashanah to the end of Yom Kippur. This important period, which always occurs in the autumn, is devoted to introspection, repentance, and atonement for sin. According to Jewish tradition, it is during the Days of Awe that God decides on each person's fate in the next year.

5. 1200-1050 BCE Occupation of Canaan, the Promised Land
1050-920 BCE United kingdom under Saul, David and Solomon, with capital at Jerusalem
920-597 BCE Divided kingdom of Israel (north) and Judah (south)
722 BCE Assyria conquers
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Judaism is a monotheistic faith, meaning that Jews believe there is only One God. Often this God is beyond our ability to comprehend, but God is nevertheless present in our everyday lives. How individual Jews choose to understand this manifestation of the divine varies. Some connect with God through prayer, others see the divine in the majesty of the natural world, others may not think about God on a daily basis. Each individual's relationship with God is unique and personal. But all Jewish people believe in the Torah, which was the whole of the laws given to the Israelities at Sinai. They believe that scripture is the way shows them God’s will. They also believe they must follow God's laws which govern daily life. Later legal books, written by rabbis, determine the law as it applies to life in each new place and

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