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Jewish Practices
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1. Worship

With the Roman destruction of the second temple in 70 c.e., the biblically mandated covenantal sacrificial worship ceased. Rabbinic leaders decreed that prayer, along with study of Torah and charitable deeds, fills the void. They consequently developed the mechanisms of a new verbal system of worship. These prayers, while often located in a synagogue, may be recited virtually anywhere. The most important prayers are recited facin…

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Langer, Ruth and Paulus, Jael B., “Jewish Practices”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J125>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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