Significance of Synagogue Services

*   The significance of Synagogue services

The definitive significance of synagogue services expressed in Jewish beliefs embodies the entire Jewish way of life and the worldview exemplify of Israel’s covenant with G-d. Synagogue services retell stories which touch hearts throughout all ages, and specify specific narratives of the human condition, in order to define Judaism and ones covenantal relationship with the G-d and community by affirming the unity of one G-d. As this impacts an individual’s soul as the prayers of synagogue communities recite, are found in the outline of common theology, ‘Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one’ which expresses the creedal centre of all Judaic worship, morning and night, Sabbath, festival, and every day.
There are three different services conduced in the synagogue ‘Shacharit’, ‘Mincha’ and ‘Maariv’ which all incorporate the stories conveyed in theological convictions of Judaism. Each occasion contains within itself a story that defines a principal component of Judaism. It is this narrative that shapes the Jewish individual’s outlook of life.
The morning service ‘Shacharit’ contains basic affirmations of Judaism: the Shema, Amidah, repentance, self improvement and loyalty to G-d and Israel, whereas, the Michcha is a silent mediation in remembrance of G-d. The purpose of this service allows Jewish people to structure their daily lives of practising their religious tradition by providing three set times each day for prayer, in order to establish the covenantal relationship with G-d in their everyday life.   As one’s means of attaining holiness, and present to believers’ central Jewish beliefs, they are portraying the Jewish tradition and one’s community to the in providence of G-d and fulfilling the commandments in place, whilst communicating with G-d in the services. Synagogue services provide a means of reflecting on these commandments and also, acknowledge, support and encourage the human conditions of...