Judaism is a religion based on ritual in which religious practice is not restricted to the synagogue but is an integral part of the community's festivals throughout the year and everyday life within the Jewish home. Almost all the biblical festivals and historical memorial days have their own specific ritual objects for celebration. Without the ritual objects a festival cannot take place. For this reason, liturgical instruments play an important role in traditional Jewish life.
The following section presents the principal ceremonies performed at the synagogue and at home, illustrating them by the ritual objects used. The presentation of the synagogue indicates the multi-functional nature of this facility within the Jewish community and the significance of the Torah as the spiritual basis of Judaism.