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Rosh Hashanah
ROSH HASHANAH ( Hebrew
Hebrew
: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‬), literally meaning the "beginning (also head) the year" is the Jewish New Year . The biblical name for this holiday is YOM TERUAH (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‬), literally "day shouting/blasting". It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days
High Holy Days
(יָמִים נוֹרָאִים‬ Yamim Nora'im. "Days Awe") specified by Leviticus 23:23–32, which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere . Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah
is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei . Tishrei is the first month of the Jewish civil year, but the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year
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Ancient Near East
Fertile Crescent Mesopotamia * Akkadian Empire * Assyria * Babylonia * Neo-Assyrian Empire *
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History Of Iran
The HISTORY OF IRAN , commonly also known as PERSIA in the Western world , is intertwined with the history of a larger region, also to an extent known as Greater Iran
Iran
, comprising the area from Anatolia
Anatolia
, the Bosphorus
Bosphorus
, and Egypt
Egypt
in the west to the borders of Ancient India
Ancient India
and the Syr Darya
Syr Darya
in the east, and from the Caucasus
Caucasus
and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
and the Gulf of Oman in the south. Iran
Iran
is home to one of the world's oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban settlements dating back to 7000 BC
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Eleazar Ben Shammua
ELEAZAR BEN SHAMMUA or ELEAZAR I (Hebrew : אלעזר בן שמוע) was a Mishnaic teacher of the 4th generation, frequently cited in rabbinic writings without his patronymic (Ab. iv. 12; Giṭ. iii. 8, incorrectly "Eliezer"; compare Gemara Giṭ. 31b; Yer. Giṭ. iii. 45a, Mishnah and Gemara). He was of priestly descent (Meg. 27b; Soṭah 39a) and rich (Eccl. R. xi. 1), and acquired great fame as a teacher of traditional law. CONTENTS * 1 Ordination * 2 His motto * 3 Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography * 4 External links ORDINATIONEleazar ben Shammua was a disciple of Rabbi Akiva (Zeb. 93a, 110b), but owing to the Hadrianic proscriptions of Jewish observances, was not ordained by him. After Akiva's death, however, R. Judah ben Baba ordained Eleazar, together with Rabbi Meïr , Jose ben Ḥalafta , Judah bar Illai , and Simon bar Yoḥai , at a secluded spot between Usha and Shefar'am
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Ex Nihilo
EX NIHILO is a Latin
Latin
phrase meaning "out of nothing ". It often appears in conjunction with the concept of creation , as in creatio ex nihilo, meaning "creation out of nothing", chiefly in philosophical or theological contexts, but it also occurs in other fields. In theology , the common phrase creatio ex nihilo ("creation out of nothing"), contrasts with creatio ex materia (creation out of some pre-existent, eternal matter) and with creatio ex deo (creation out of the being of God
God
). Creatio continua is the ongoing divine creation. The phrase ex nihilo also appears in the classical philosophical formulation ex nihilo nihil fit , which means "Out of nothing comes nothing ". When used outside of religious or metaphysical contexts ex nihilo also refers to something coming from nothing. For example, in a conversation, one might raise a topic "ex nihilo" if it bears no relation to the previous topic of discussion
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Aviv
AVIV (Hebrew : אביב‎‎) is a word that has several similar meanings in Hebrew . It is also used as a given name and surname. CONTENTS * 1 Meanings * 2 As a name * 2.1 Given name
Given name
* 2.2 Surname * 3 References * 4 External links MEANINGS * The basic meaning of the word aviv is the stage in the growth of grain when the seeds have reached full size and are filling with starch, but have not dried yet. During the plague of hail (Exodus 9:31), the barley was said to be aviv and the flax giv`ol. * The month in the Hebrew calendar
Hebrew calendar
when the barley has reached or passed this stage (Exodus 13:4; 23:15) is called Aviv, or the "month of the aviv": the seventh of the Jewish civil year, and the first of the Biblical ecclesiastical year. It begins about the time of the Northern spring equinox
Northern spring equinox
(March 21)
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Arabic
ARABIC ( Arabic
Arabic
: العَرَبِيَّة‎, al-ʻarabiyyah ( listen ) or Arabic
Arabic
: عَرَبِيّ‎ ʻarabī ( listen ) or ) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world
Arab world
. It is named after the Arabs
Arabs
, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula . The modern written language ( Modern Standard Arabic ) is derived from Classical Arabic . It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media
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Ancient Greece
ANCIENT GREECE was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 13th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (c. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine
Byzantine
era. Roughly three centuries after the Late Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece , Greek urban poleis began to form in the 8th century BC, ushering in the period of Archaic Greece
Archaic Greece
and colonization of the Mediterranean Basin . This was followed by the period of Classical Greece , an era that began with the Greco-Persian Wars , lasting from the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Due to the conquests by Alexander the Great of Macedonia , Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea
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Gregorian Calendar
The GREGORIAN CALENDAR is internationally the most widely used civil calendar . It is named after Pope Gregory XIII
Pope Gregory XIII
, who introduced it in October
October
1582. The calendar was a refinement to the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
involving a 0.002% correction in the length of the year . The motivation for the reform was to stop the drift of the calendar with respect to the equinoxes and solstices—particularly the northern vernal equinox , which helps set the date for Easter
Easter
. Transition to the Gregorian calendar would restore the holiday to the time of the year in which it was celebrated when introduced by the early Church. The reform was adopted initially by the Catholic countries of Europe
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Names Of God In Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism describes seven names which are so holy that, once written, should not be erased: The Tetragrammaton (whether written YHWH or Adonai ), El ("God"), Eloah ("God"), Elohim ("Gods"), Shaddai (" God Almighty"), Ehyeh , and Tzevaot (" Hosts"). Other names are considered mere epithets or titles reflecting different aspects of God, but chumrah sometimes dictates special care such as the writing of "G-d" instead of "God" in English or saying Ṭēt -Vav (טו, lit. "9-6") instead of Yōd -Hē (יה, lit. "10-5" but also " Jah ") for the number fifteen in Hebrew . The name of God used most often in the Hebrew Bible is the Tetragrammaton YHWH (Hebrew : יהוה‎)
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Throne
A THRONE is the seat of state of a potentate or dignitary , especially the seat occupied by a sovereign on state occasions; or the seat occupied by a pope or bishop on ceremonial occasions. "Throne" in an abstract sense can also refer to the monarchy or the Crown itself, an instance of metonymy , and is also used in many expressions such as "the power behind the throne ". When used in a political or governmental sense, throne typically refers to a civilization, nation, tribe, or other politically designated group that is organized or governed under an authoritarian system. Throughout much of human history societies have been governed under authoritarian systems, in particular dictatorial or autocratic systems, resulting in a wide variety of thrones that have been used by given heads of state
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Midrash
In Judaism
Judaism
, the MIDRASH (/ˈmɪdrɑːʃ/ ; Hebrew : מִדְרָשׁ‎; pl. מִדְרָשִׁים midrashim) is the genre of rabbinic literature which contains early interpretations and commentaries on the Written Torah and Oral Torah (spoken law and sermons), as well as non-legalistic rabbinic literature (aggadah ) and occasionally the Jewish religious laws (halakha ), which usually form a running commentary on specific passages in the Hebrew Scripture ( Tanakh ). The Midrash, capitalized, refers to a specific compilation of these writings, primarily from the first ten centuries CE . The purpose of midrash was to resolve problems in the interpretation of difficult passages of the text of the Hebrew Bible, using Rabbinic principles of hermeneutics and philology to align them with the religious and ethical values of religious teachers
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Great Deluge
A FLOOD MYTH or DELUGE MYTH is a narrative in which a great flood , usually sent by a deity or deities, destroys civilization , often in an act of divine retribution . Parallels are often drawn between the flood waters of these myths and the primeval waters found in certain creation myths , as the flood waters are described as a measure for the cleansing of humanity, in preparation for rebirth. Most flood myths also contain a culture hero , who "represents the human craving for life". The flood myth motif is found among many cultures as seen in the Mesopotamian flood stories, Deucalion and Pyrrha in Greek mythology , the Genesis flood narrative , Manu in Hinduism , the Gun-Yu in Chinese mythology , Bergelmir in Norse mythology , in the lore of the K\'iche\' and Maya peoples in Mesoamerica , the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa tribe of Native Americans in North America, the Muisca , and Cañari Confederation , in South America , and the Aboriginal tribes in southern Australia
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Jubilees
The BOOK OF JUBILEES, sometimes called LESSER GENESIS (LEPTOGENESIS), is an ancient Jewish
Jewish
religious work of 50 chapters, considered canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
as well as Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews), where it is known as the Book
Book
of Division (Ge\'ez : መጽሃፈ ኩፋሌ Mets'hafe Kufale). Jubilees is considered one of the pseudepigrapha by Protestant
Protestant
, Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
, and Eastern Orthodox Churches
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Egyptians
EGYPTIANS ( Egyptian Arabic : مَصريين‎‎ IPA: ; Arabic
Arabic
: مِصريّون‎‎ Miṣriyyūn; Coptic : ϩⲁⲛⲣⲉⲙ̀ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ Hanremenkīmi) are an ethnic group and the citizens native to Egypt
Egypt
sharing a common culture and a variety of Egyptian Arabic . Egyptian identity is closely tied to geography . The population of Egypt
Egypt
is concentrated in the lower Nile
Nile
Valley, the small strip of cultivable land stretching from the First Cataract to the Mediterranean and enclosed by desert both to the east and to the west . This unique geography has been the basis of the development of Egyptian society since antiquity . The daily language of the Egyptians
Egyptians
is the local variety of Arabic
Arabic
, known as Egyptian Arabic or Masri
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Binding Of Isaac
The BINDING OF ISAAC (Hebrew : עֲקֵידַת יִצְחַק‎‎), also known as THE BINDING (הָעֲקֵידָה) and the AKEDAH or AQEDAH, is a story from the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
found in Genesis 22. In the biblical narrative, God asks Abraham
Abraham
to sacrifice his son, Isaac
Isaac
, on Moriah , Abraham
Abraham
begins to comply, when a messenger from God interrupts him. Abraham
Abraham
then sees a ram and sacrifices it instead. This episode has been the focus of a great deal of commentary in traditional Jewish, Christian, and Muslim
Muslim
sources, as well as being addressed by modern scholarship
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