Judaism

By: S.Rawulwar

Followers are called Jews

All About Judaism

Judaism was founded in Jerusalem by a man named Abraham. Jerusalem is considered the holy city for Judaism because that is where it was established, and many sacred places are located there. They believe that everyone is equal, you must follow God's laws (10 Commandments), and it is mandatory to study the Torah (holy book). Jews follow traditions that no other religions follow. You can't eat pork, shellfish, or mixing of milk and meat products. Also, when a child reaches the age of 13, it means that they have reached adulthood, so a party is hosted for them. For boys it is called a Bar Mitzvah, and for girls it is called a Bat Mitzvah. Their place of worship is a synagogue. The Jewish go to a synagogue to pray to Yahweh (their god). Their worship leader is called a rabbi. They are religious Jewish teachers that teach students about the Torah. The Torah is the holy book for Jews. It contains the 5 books of Moses, the 10 Commandments, and the 613 mitzvot. The Jewish celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. You celebrate it by dipping an apple into honey, which represents a sweet year. On the first day of the new year, you blow into something called a Yom Kippur. It wakes people up and makes them forget all their miseries and sorrows, and lets them focus on their goals for the year. The other holiday they celebrate is Hanukkah (also called the Festival of Lights), which lasts for 8 days. There is a menorah which holds 9 candles, one for each day, and an extra to light the other candles. It is celebrated for two reasons: to celebrate religious freedom for the Jewish from the Greek, and the re dedication of the holy temple located in Jerusalem. To celebrate, they were going to light the candles with the purified oil for only 1 day, but the oil miraculously lasted for eight days, so they called it the Miracle of Oil. This is why Hanukkah is celebrated for 8 days.

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The common figure for all 3 religions: Abraham. The view for God in all 3 religions: Monotheism.