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In ancient times, Jews offered animal sacrifices in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, in addition to their prayers. Since the year 70, sacrifices are no longer offered up.

Jews may pray in a synagogue somewhat differently if they are Orthodox vs. non-Orthodox. Jews who go to a synagogue pray in Hebrew (non-Orthodox Jews also use their native language for prayer).


Jewish prayer-books have a structured order. Prayers are ancient, and often are sung or chanted.

While praying, Jews either sit in chairs, or stand, depending on the prayer. There is also some bowing forward (in the Amidah and Aleinu).

In between the prayers, Kaddish is said; and the Torah is read on many occasions.
Jews attend synagogues. Prayer services are mostly in the Hebrew language, and many prayers are sung. There are also different types of services, some including the reading of the Torah.

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The Jewish prayer-book has a structured order. Prayers are ancient, and often are sung or chanted. Some prayers are said in unison (such as Shir Hakavod), and some are not. Some prayers are said more than once per day (such as the Shema), some once a day (such as Yotzer Ohr), and others are said only on Sabbath, festivals or certain occasions. Some prayers are said aloud (such as Kaddish), some are sung (such as Lekha Dodi) and some are to be whispered (the Amidah). Most of the services are in Hebrew, but a couple of prayers are in Aramaic (such as Brikh Shemei).

While praying, Jews either sit, or stand, depending on the prayer. There is also some bowing forward (in the Amidah and Aleinu), but Jews today do not kneel except once a year on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement).
In between the prayers, Kaddish is said; and the Torah is read on many occasions (over two hundred times a year).
While formal prayer services are held in the synagogue three times each day throughout the year, many other blessings (such as those over meals) are said in the home.

The importance of prayer:
Prayer services are part of halakha (Jewish law) and tradition (Talmud, Berakhot 26a); and the Torah records several prayers of our forefathers.
Prayer is an important form of communicating with God, and maintaining a relationship with Him; and it is also good for the health of the soul, to which Torah, prayer and religious observances are a form of nourishment. Judaism sees it as centrally important to thank God, to recognize that He is the source of prosperity, and to be close to Him.
According to our tradition, we can pray privately when necessary, but communal prayer has a much stronger effect (Talmud, Berakhot 7b-8a). It also strengthens the spiritual level and the bonds within the community.

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Who the Jews worship?

Jews do not worship human beings. Jews only worship God.

What leader do Jews worship?

Jews do not worship human beings. Jews worship only God.

Do jews worship in churches?

No, Jews worship in synagogues.

Do Jews worship Moses?

no. Jews worship no human

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What kind of activities do Jews worship?

Jews do not worship "activities"; they worship the singular God.

What do Jews face when they worship?

Jews face in the direction of Jerusalem when they worship.

Where do Christians and Jews worship their god?

The official place of worship for Christians is the church. The Jews worship in a synagogue.

Where is the house of worship for Jews?

Jews worship in synagogues. there are synagogues wherever Jews live throughout the world.

Who do Jews worship at passover?

God.Jews always and only worship God.

Do Jews worship at the western wall?

Yes. Jews worship at the Western Wall.

What book do Jews worship?

None as Jews do not worship any physical items.

How many people do the Jews worship?

The Jews do not worship ANY people. Worshipping people is a violation of Jewish law. Jews only worship God.

Jews worship in what country?

The Jewish people worship God in whichever country they live in. They also believe in Christ but do not worship Him. Some countries where the Jews live may ban worship altogether, but Jews can worship in their mind.

Do Jews worship cows?

Jews do not worship cows; Jews only worship God.Hindus (a completely different religion) venerates cows and considers them holy, but they do not worship cows either; they worship the numerous gods of Hinduism.

How many god do Jews worship?

Jews worship the One God, creator of the universe.

Do Jews separate for worship?

Religious Jews worship with separate areas for men and women.

When the synagogues closed what did the Jews worship?

Jews worship God whether or not synagogues are available.

Where do jues worship?

Jews worship in a synagouge.

Where did Jews worship originally?

Orthodox Jews worship in a shul,Conservative jews in a synagogue,Reformed Jews in a temple,Messianic Jews in a synagogue,Christian jews in a Christian Church

Where do you worship?

Catholics worship in a church. Jews worship in a synagogue. Buddhists worship in temple.

How do the Jews worship their God?

Jews worship G-d with prayer, study, and deeds of kindness.

What did Jews worship?

We Jews still worship and have always worshiped G-d. nothing else.

In what place and day do the Jews worship?

Jews worship God in synagogues, every day of the year.

Did Romans insist that Jews worship Roman gods?

No the Romans did not force the Jews to worship their gods.