How has Judaism adapted its worship and rituals to a time when it has no Temple?

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Worship and rituals are always played a huge role in religious traditions. Every religious tradition introduces its own rituals. Judaism is one of the oldest religions and its religion contains lots of valuable rituals

One of the significant and primary rituals in Judaism is circumcision. That ritual "is the sign of the covenant and membership in the people of Israel"(232). After the proper performance of the rituals, all converts are given a Hebrew name, forever to be known as the son or daughters of Abraham, who was the first Jew. That ritual is continued essentially thru all centuries.

Passover is additional Jewish ritual celebrate every year for seven days. Passover commemorates the Exodus and freedom of the Israelites from ancient Egypt. As described in the Book of Exodus, Passover marks the "birth" of the Jewish nation, as the Jews' ancestors were freed from being slaves of Pharaoh and allowed to become servants of God instead.

For centuries, the timeless words and traditional melodies have combined to create memories of the harvest festival during the Passover. These days Passover is a festival involving abstention from work, special prayer services, and holiday meals. The primary symbol of Passover is the matzo, flat, unleavened "bread" which recalls the hurriedly-baked bread that the Israelites ate after their hasty departure from Egypt.

Sabbath is another ritual celebrates by the followers of the Ten Commandments. Sabbath begins in the seventh day on Friday and ends on Saturday. Sabbath is considered an everlasting covenant between the Jewish people and God, an agreement that recognizes both the responsibility to work and the obligation to rest from that work. Whoever will profane that day shall be put to death. That rule obviously got to be discontinued. For the Jewish people, the Sabbath provides regular opportunity to enjoy...