High Holidays time to reconnect with God and fellow man

COMMENTARY /// High Holidays


High Holidays time to reconnect with God and fellow manThere is debate on where the word “religion” comes from.
English did not have this word until the 17th century—it is not used in the ancient holy books of Judaism, Christianity or Islam. The closest we come are the words “halakhah” and “din” (the Hebrew and Arabic words for law), and the ancient Greek word for religion, “ioudaismos,” which traditionally translates to Judaism.
As far as we can see, religion as a word comes to English from Lat...

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