Judaism Marissa peterson

HISTORY/START OF JUDAISM

Judaism is the original of the three Abrahamic faiths. It originated in the middle east over 3,500 years ago. It was founded by Moses, although Jews trace their history back to Abraham. 6 million Jews were murdered in the holocaust in an attempt to wipe out Judaism. Judaism has a rich history of religious text, but the central and most important religious document is the Torah. In the 1980s, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Jews are a race.

BELIEFS OF JUDAISM

They believed that there is only one God with whom they have a covenant. They also believe in Jewish traditional or oral law, the interpretation of the laws of the Torah, is called Halakhah. Most secular American Jews think of their Jewishness as a matter of culture or ethnicity. Common ancestry is not required to be a Jew.

JEWISH TRADITIONS

Spiritual leaders are called Rabbis. Jews worship in Synagogues.Almost all Jews feel a sense of connectedness to each other. The traditional explanation, and the one given in the Torah, is that the Jews are a nation It is studied in Religious Studies courses and taught to Jewish children in Hebrew schools. The most traditional Jews and the most liberal Jews and everyone in between would agree that these secular people are still Jews.When they think of Jewish culture, they think of the food, of the Yiddish language, of some limited holiday observances. When they think of Jewish culture, they think of the food, of the Yiddish language, of some limited holiday observances.

There are certainly cultural traits and behaviors that are shared by many Jews. They feel connected because of there strong history and religion

WEBSITE 1

“BBC - Religion: Judaism.” BBC News, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/. Accessed 6 Apr. 2017.

WEBSITE 2

“Judaism 101: What Is Judaism?” Judaism 101: What Is Judaism?, www.jewfaq.org/judaism.htm. Accessed 6 Apr. 2017.

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