2 of 3 Religions
Followers of Judaism are called Jews. Jews believe in one God. They believe that God first spoke to Abraham. God promised to make Abraham the father of a great nation. Abraham's descendants became known as Jewish people. Many Jews follow traditional Jewish practices. For example, traditional Jews eat only foods permitted by their holy book, the Torah. Jewish places of worship are known as synagogues. Synagogues have Torah scrolls, written in Hebrew language. The Rabbi, leads worship for Jews. The holidays that Jews celebrate are called Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Passover. Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year. Apples and honey are eaten at Rosh Hashana for the beginning of a sweet new year. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. It's the day when Jews ask for forgiveness from other people and from God. People spend the day praying and fasting. Passover celebrates God's rescue of the ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt. During Passover, Jews eat cracker-like bread called Matzah. The Holy site for Jewish people is Jerusalem.
A rabbi leads the religious services for Jewish people
The Torah is the Holy book for Jews.
Jewish people worship in synagogues.
The symbol for Judaism is a star
A Holy site for Jewish people is Jerusalem, in Israel.
The Menorrah is a symbol of the Jewish holiday Hannukah.
Rosh Hashana is the beginning of a New Year for Jewish people.