by: Sofia Viera

Introduction to Judaism

The followers of Judaism are called Jews. Some of the teachings and beliefs of Judaism are the Sabbath, and the Role of Torah. Sabbath is on the evening of Friday, to the evening of Saturday, where they cannot do anything counted as work on this day of the week. Another is the Role of Torah, Torah is the Jewish law, to have a good life. Some Sacraments and Traditions are Kosher, and the Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Kosher is foods with no mixing of dairy and meat, no pork, and no shell fish. Bar and Bat Mitzvah are both ceremonies where children become adults in the eyes of the Jewish religion, but Bar Mitzvah is for boys becoming Son of the Commandment at the age of 13, and Bat is for girls becoming Daughter of the Commandment at the age of 12. The places of worship for Judaism is a Synagogue, men and women usually sit separately. The name of the Worship leader is called a Rabbis, a Rabbis is not a priest, and has no religious status. The name of the Holy book for Judaism is the Torah, which is five books, called Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Some of the holidays for Judaism are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kipper, Passover, and Hanukkah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, celebrating the making of the Earth, and also the start of fasting. Yom Kipper is the ending of the fasting of Rosh Hashanah. Passover, also known as Pesach, is celebrated because of the freedom of the Hebrews the were captive in Egypt. Hanukkah, the celebration of lights, and it lasts eight days. A holy place for Judaism is Jerusalem, because that was where the first Jewish temple was. The common religious figure of the three religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity is the God of Abraham, and also their common view on God is that they are all monotheistic religions.