Before Reading
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there is a drawing of a book Menorahs, Mezuzas, and Other Jewish Symbols
by Miriam Chaikin, illustrated by Erika Weihs

Religious Symbols

The Star of David. The sign of the cross. The crescent moon. These are all religious symbols. Most religions have symbols that are important to them. Even words can be symbols. Think about the role that symbols play in religion.

1. Name at least three religious symbols that you are familiar with. They can be from any religion. They can be elements of worship, items of dress, architectural features of religious buildings, or symbols of any other kind.

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2. What purposes or functions do you think symbols serve in religion? write on line write on line write on line write on line

After reading about Jewish symbols, see if you would change or add to your answer to question 2.
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