Judaism Kyra Tommasi

Origin- the founder of Judaism is Abraham. This religion was founded around 2500 B.C. in the country of Israel. One example, of Judaism having a connection to another religion is Christianity because of both religions believing in one god.

Major Beliefs- Shabbat is the day of rest starting Friday and ending Saturday at sundown. The torah is the five book of Moses which the religion of Judaism read. the name of the place they worship is called a synagogues. The religious leader are called a rabbi which are educated at a yeshivas. One big belief people in the Judaism religion is eating kosher, which mean not eating shellfish, pork, and no mixes that contain meat and dairy.

Major Sects- The branches of Judaism are Orthodox, Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist.

Holidays/Celebrations- Hanukkah is the Judaisms Christmas that lasted 8 days. Yom Kippur is the holiest day for Jewish people and the people do not eat up to 25 hours, Yom Kippur has a goal of gaining forgiveness from god from the past year. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur is ten days after Rosh Hashanah which is either in September or October. Also in the religion of Judaism around 12 or 13 years old a boy or a girl will either have a Bar Mitzvah (Boys) or Bat Mitzvah (Girls) that is the right of passage of adulthood in the Jewish church.


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