Judaism

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Judaism

In Judaism followers of the religion are called Jews. They are taught to pray to God, study Torah, follow the ten commandments, eat only kosher, and to shabbat during their childhood. Jews celebrate bar (boy)/bat (girl) mitzvahs by having big parties when their children turn 13 years old. They also only eat kosher food (no pork, shellfish, or mixing of meat). Jews worship and pray to God in the sacred place of synagogue. Jews worship leaders are called rabbis and lead prayer for them in synagogue. Jews follow the holy book of Torah during their life's. Jews celebrate the holy days of Passover, Hanukkah, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashanah every year. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, which regards it as the place where God's divine presence is manifested more than any other place. Due to the rabbinic ban on praying on the Mount, the Western Wall is the holiest place where Jews are permitted to pray. A common figure to Judaism as well as Islam and Christianity is Abraham. All three religions view God as the only God and as the father and creator of the world.
Ian Bamburg


Period 5