Religion in Syria
Religion in Syria is made of range of faiths and sects. Syria is a secular state. However, membership of a religious community in Syria is ordinarily determined by birth. Based on statistical analyses...
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Islam in Syria
Islam in Syria total population: Sunnis make up 74% of the total, mostly of Arab, Kurdish and Turkoman ethnicities. Shia's make up the remaining 13%: Alawites are the predominant Shia group, followed ...
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Christianity in Syria
Christians in Syria make up about 10% of the population. The country's largest Christian denomination is the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch (known as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and A...
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Syrian Jews
Syrian Jews (Hebrew: יהודי סוריה‎, Arabic: اليهود السوريون‎) are Jews who lived in the region of the modern state of Syria, and their descendants born outside Syria. Syrian Jews derive...
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Druze
The Druze (/druːz/; Arabic: درزي‎ derzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz; Hebrew: דרוזים‎, druzim) are a monotheistic religious and social community found primarily in Syria, Lebanon, Israe...
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Peter E. Gillquist
Peter Edward Gillquist (July 13, 1938 – July 1, 2012) was an American archpriest in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America and retired chairman of the archdiocese's department ...
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Ozar Hatorah
Ozar Hatorah (Hebrew: אוצר התורה, "treasure of Torah") is an organization for Orthodox Jewish education founded in 1945. Originally operating in Mandate Palestine, it later focused on religious Jewish...
Elagabalus (deity)
Elagabalus or Heliogabalus is a Syro-Roman sun god.
Elagabalus was initially venerated at Emesa in Syria. The name is the Latinized form of the Syrian Ilāh hag-Gabal, which derives from Ilāh "god"...
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Syrian Jewish communities of the United States
The Syrian Jewish Communities of the United States are a collection of communities of Syrian Jews, mostly founded at the beginning of the 20th century. The largest are in Brooklyn, New York, Deal, New...
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Freedom of religion in Syria
The constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic guarantees freedom of religion. Syria has had two constitutions: one passed in 1973, and one in 2012 through a referendum. Opposition groups rejected the r...
Sephardic law and customs
Sephardic law and customs means the practice of Judaism as observed by the Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, so far as it is peculiar to themselves and not shared with other Jewish groups such as the Ashkena...
Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam (/ˈsuːni/ or /ˈsʊni/) is the largest branch of Islam; its adherents are referred to in Arabic as ahl as-sunnah wa l-jamāʻah (Arabic: أهل السنة والجماعة‎), "people of the traditio...
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Weekly Maqam
In Mizrahi and Sephardic Middle Eastern Jewish prayer services, each Shabbat the congregation conducts services using a different 'maqam'. A maqam (مقام), which in Arabic literally means 'place', is a...
Baqashot
The Baqashot (or "bakashot", שירת הבקשות) are a collection of supplications, songs, and prayers that have been sung by the Sephardic Aleppian Jewish community and other congregations for centuries eac...
Aleppo Codex
The Aleppo Codex (Hebrew: כֶּתֶר אֲרָם צוֹבָא‎ Keter Aram Tzova "Crown of Aleppo") is a medieval bound manuscript of the Hebrew Bible. The codex was written in the 10th century C.E., and was end...
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Ismaili
Ismāʿīlism (Arabic: الإسماعيلية‎ al-Ismāʿīliyya; Persian: اسماعیلیان‎; Kurdish: Ismaili, Esmāʿiliyān) is a branch of Shia Islam whose adherents are also known as Seveners. The Ismā...
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Sectarianism and minorities in the Syrian Civil War
The Syrian Civil War has been described as an "intensely sectarian conflict". The focus of the conflict has been identified as a ruling minority Alawite government (with Alawites being a largely syncr...
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Khanqah al-Farafira
Khanqah al-Farafira (Arabic: خانقاه الفرافرة‎) is a 13th-century sufi monastery located in "al-Farafira district at the heart of the Ancient City of Aleppo, Syria. The khanqah was built in 1...
Alawites
The Alawites, also known as Alawis (ʿAlawīyyah Arabic: علوية‎), are a prominent religious group, centred in Syria, who follow a branch of the Twelver school of Shia Islam but with syncretist...
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History of the Jews in Syria
Syrian Jews derive their origin from two groups: those who inhabited Syria from early times and the Sephardim who fled to Syria after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1492 AD). There were large c...
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