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In the Jewish faith, a place of worship is called a temple, shul or synagogue. The synagogue is similar to a Christian church. It serves as a social center and as a place to pray and study. It is the center of the religi... More »

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People of the Jewish religion practice in synagogues as their official place of worship. Synagogue is a Greek word that means "assembly." More »

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Depending on the denomination of Judaism, the terms for a modern Jewish place of worship are synagogue, shul and temple. These words' usage bears the closest resemblance to the Christian "church" or Islamic "mosque." The... More »

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Islam and Judaism are both monotheistic religions that believe in the fundamental good and evil of humans and use a specific holy book and specified houses of worship. Both religions also share similar regional origins. More »

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Depending on the denomination of Judaism, the terms for a modern Jewish place of worship are synagogue, shul and temple. These words' usage bears the closest resemblance to the Christian "church" or Islamic "mosque." The... More »

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In Byzantine history, the Iconoclastic controversy involved a debate within the Eastern Orthodox Church over the appropriateness of displaying the images of holy figures, or icons, in places of worship. The Byzantine Emp... More »

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Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak's birthday by organizing family gatherings at their place of worship, called a gurdwara. Prayers are offered, and the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, is read. Food and stories about the ... More »

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