Religion Exam Review: Organized Religion

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Religion Exam Review INTRODUCTION Faith: A personal response to god in an effort to discover and understand the meaning to profound questions about life and human existence. Religion: Organized religion is a communal response to making sense of our existence and purpose once our faith experience had begun. Transcendental Moment (peak experiences): situations or events that bring about moments of intensity when one feels themselves to be more fully alive than in their ordinary state and they feel in touch with god and the mystery of life. These situations are usually the result of an experience with sacred mystery. -Someone who has a peak experience will feel a sense of awe, sometimes fear, but most certainly it is a transformational…show more content…
Between rival groups the potlatch could involve extravagant or competitive giving and destruction by the host of valued items as a display of superior wealth. Totem: A totem is a being, object, or symbol representing an animal or plant that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, group, lineage, or tribe, reminding them of their ancestry. Sachems: A chief of a Native American tribe or confederation, especially an Algonquian chief. Morning Dance: Takes place every spring by the Ojibwa of southern Ontario. It is also known as the Wabeno. All fast and cleanse themselves before, then a male elder plays a drum and leads the dance in a clearing around the selected tree. They dance deom sawn to noon. As each dancer passes the tree, the drummer signals the dancer to touch the trunk to give thanks. Around midday, a huge feast of meat and fish is served. HINDUISM Brahman: the divine unity, it has different deities because he can be seem in many different…show more content…
Talmud: The body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law (how to live). Tikkun Olam: repairing the world Shabbat: the Sabbath day of rest for the Jews. Bimah: a raised platform in a synagogue from which the Torah is read Tanakh: the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings Mantle: the Jewish Mantle is a velvet/silk cloth that covers the Torah when it is not being used. The Mantle is always colourful and decorative. Diaspora: was the historical exile of Jews from the region of the Kingdom of Judah and Roman Judaea. Mitzvah: A precept or commandment. Shofar: A ram's-horn trumpet used by Jews in religious ceremonies and as an ancient battle signal. Minyan: A quorum of ten men over the age of 13 required for traditional Jewish public worship. Shiva: A period of seven days' formal mourning for the dead, beginning immediately after the funeral. Tefillen: A small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at Morning Prayer as a reminder to keep the law. Kippah: also known as a yarmulke Tallit: a Jewish prayer

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