Judaism

Gracie Terry

WHERE

Judaism began in Israel, and today Israel has the most population of Jews.


Now, Israel holds 42.9% (6,103,200 people) of the Jewish population. The United states holds 40.1% (5,700,000 people) of the Jewish population. Other countries have 3.3% or less of the Jewish population.

WHEN

Judaism began with a covenant between Abraham and God, which happened around 1812 B.C.

WHO

In Judaism, Jesus is not the Messiah. It is believed that the Messiah is yet to come.

The Holy Spirit is not a distinct person, and divine power was given to the Prophets.

FOLLOWERS

Today, there are 14 million followers of Judaism.

Judaism has had great influence on other monotheistic religions.

OTHER INFO

  • Monotheistic Religion
  • Tanakh (Holy Book)
  • Name came from the Hebrew word for Judah

IMPORTANCE TODAY

Judaism has many important rituals that take place today. Such as the male's coming of age ceremony. Prayer is also a very important part of Judaism. The Jewish prayer book is called the Siddur.