Judaism Sophie Tally

Judaism was formed when Moses led Hebrew slaves out of Egypt and received the Bible from God and taught the people God's laws. Although Moses is officially the founder of the religion, some sources even trace back to Abraham. Judaism is considered the first major monotheistic religion. Islam is the most similar religion to Judaism, in terms of having one God and similar beliefs of what is considered a sin.

Moses and the origin of Judaism

The Torah is the Holy Book that Jewish beliefs are based off. It consists of the first 5 books of the Bible, which are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Torah tells the story of the origins of Jews and their laws. Jews worship at the Western Wall, which is the remains of the Second Jerusalem Temple. The Western Wall is considered a sacred spot in Jewish tradition. Generally, Rabbis are the leaders of Judaism temples, known as Synagogues.

a Rabbi

The religion of Judaism is divided into four main branches. These are known as Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, and Recronstructionist. Out of these, Orthodox is the most traditional.

Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. On this holiday, Jews don't eat or drink for 25 hours, in hopes of gaining forgiveness from God for their sins. Yom Kippur takes place 10 days after the Jewish New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah. Hanukkah is a holiday that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The festival is symbolized by a kindling of 9 candles.


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