Judaism

followers are called jews or hebrews

Judaism

The religion Judaism, followers called Jews or Hebrews, are monotheistic. Abraham and Moses are the two common figures.They believe that there is the one God of Abraham- Adonai. Jews read their teachings out of their holy book called the TaNaKh. TaNaKh stands for the different books, Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim. Jewish people must follow the laws of god including the ten commandments found in the holy book. In these laws it tells them that they may only eat kosher foods (no pork, shellfish, or meat prepared with dairy). Hebrews study the Torah and pray in the place of worship place called a synagogue. The teacher or rabbi teach or preach. They worship from Friday evening to Saturday evening. In the religion Judaism, there are many different holidays. One holiday is Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the day that Jews ask god to forgive them of their sins and fast to show that they are sorry and have self discipline. Another holiday is Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the day celebrating the new year. On this day they pray to god asking for a good year, pray to god thanking him for blessing them with a good year and, blow a special horn. Also, Ramadan, the ninth month, is an important month in the Jewish life. This is the month that you thank god for everything you have, fast to show self discipline, and to become more charitable. Bahmitzvahs and Bratmitzvahs are to show that you have matured. Hannukah is also celebrated to show that the oil that was lit to last one day, lasted eight days. That is why Jews light the mannourah with eight candles. Jerusalem is the holiest city is the Judaism religion. This city is very important because it is the sacred city of prophets such as moses.

by Jenna Cotton and Mikayala Jinks