Jewish people pray three times a day in a standing position. Kneeling during prayer is performed during Yom Kippur.Know More
Jewish people do not kneel during prayer because, in the Bible, it was stated that people who indulged in idol worship often did so in a kneeling position. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day of the year and kneeling during prayer is allowed. On the holy day, a towel is placed on the floor and the person kneels on it to pray.
During prayer, Jewish people recite the Eighteen Benedictions. The benedictions were written by Ezra the Scribe, prophets and sages. Different psalms are also included.Learn more about Judaism
A Jewish priest is called a "Kohen." Those who gain this title are considered to be descendants of Aaron the priest. Kohens are not to be confused with rabbis, who are simply religious educators in the Jewish religion.Full Answer >
A Jewish matchmaker is called a shadchan if he is a male or a shadchanit if she is female. The tradition of matchmaking is known as shidduch. Professional matchmakers are paid to propose potential matches between singles, a tradition that has continued within the Orthodox Jewish community.Full Answer >
The typical Jewish hat is called a kippah or yarmulke. The word "kippah" means "skullcap" in Yiddish, the original language of Ashkenazi Jews. The tradition of wearing a kippah at all times was created thousands of years ago.Full Answer >
There were 13 Jewish holidays and festivals observed in 2014, including Tu B'Shevat, observed on January 16; Purim, which was observed from March 15 through 16; Passover, which was observed from April 14 through 22; and Second Passover, which was observed on May 14. Lag B'Omer was observed from April 15 through June 3 and Shavuot was observed beginning at sunset on June 3 and ending at nightfall on June 5.Full Answer >