Judaism

Religion-Judaism

Start Date-Judaism is around 3500 years old and is one of the oldest of the world's monotheistic religions—religions with only one god.

Followers worldwide-t's also the smallest, with only about 12 million followers around the world.\

Name of Deity-god

Founder-Abraham is believed to be the father of the Jewish people. The story of Abraham is told in the Torah or what Christians call the Old Testament.

Name of Holy Book- The most holy Jewish book is the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible). Others include Judaism's oral tradition, the written form of which is known as the Talmud.

Place of Worship-Jerusalem

Leadership Structure-abbi: Teacher and decider of matters of religious law , Chazzan: Cantor, who leads congregation in prayer , Gabbai: Volunteer who assists with Torah readings , Kohein: Descendant of Aaron, the original High Priest , Levi: Descendant of the biblical Levites , Rebbe: The leader of a Chasidic community , Tzaddik: A righteous person with spiritual power.

Basic Beliefs Explained-Judaism was the first tradition to teach monotheism, the belief that there's only one God. As Judaism evolved, the idea of God evolved, too, focusing on One unknowable, universal, image-less Being, Who, because the universe is framed in Love,

Major Holidays/ Celebrations sabbath

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