JUDAISM By:cassie albrecht

ORIGAIN

The origin of Judaism was started by God calling to Abraham. Abraham revived "The Torah" from God which is the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,Numbers, and Deuteronomy). Gods promises to Abraham

The major Holidays/Celebration

  • Hanukkah a holiday celebrated for 8 days starting on December 25th.
  • Yom Kippur people don't eat for 25 hours starting on Rosh Hashanah.
  • Rosh Hashanah Jewish new year.
  • Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah the turning of a child to an adult from age 12-13.
  • Shabbat Day is the day of rest.
  • Passover is the major spring festival in commemoration of the liberation of Israelites, lasts 7-8 days.

MAJOR BELIEFS

Judaism is a monotheistic religion. Monotheistic means believing in one God. They also believe that one day God will send them the messiah to save them from exile and take them to an ara of world peace. Their sacred text "The Torah" provides stories of the origin and the laws of the religion. "The Western Wall" is the remains of the second Jerusalem temple built after the Jews returned from Babylonian Captivity. They hold prayers at the Wall morning ,afternoon ,and night.

MAJOR SECTS

  • Orthodox follows the more traditional laws.
  • Reform makes a lot of changes to the laws.
  • Conservative causes about change and is traditional.
  • Reconstructionist more modern thinking.

Credits:

Created with images by stinne24 - "flag israeli israel" • BusyHomeschoolDays - "synagogue jewish history" • Arieth - "judaism hebrew star of david" • andydr - "8th Night of Chanukkah in Meah Shaarim" • OcelotsGriblit - "mitzvah bar mitzvah sw" • hurk - "synagogue brighton church" • 777jew - "old man prayer"

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