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Judaism is one of the main religions in the Middle East. It is monotheistic and
Abrahamic, which means followers only believe in one God, and they believe they are descendants of Abraham. The followers are called Jews, they read the Tenakh, the Tenakh is written in Hebrew. They follow the teachings of the Talmud, the Talmud is the central Jewish life, it tells them to not do the bad things and to do the good things. They believe in the Torah, the Torah is a set of laws, like to live a good moral life you have to follow the Torah which have the 10 commandments. Jews can only eat the foods permitted by the Bible, these foods are called koser foods this is a tradition. Jews worship in a Synagogue. The worship leader is called a Rabbi, he is the head of the Synagogue and leads the Jews in teachings of the Bible and prayer. One of the holy days is called Rosh Hashanah, and is the start of the new year. You are supposed to start off the new year sweet so they eat apples dipped in honey. Yom Kippur follows Rosh Hashanah and is a time to pray for forgiveness from other people and from God for the sins of the past year. During this time, they also fast from food. The holy city is called Jerusalem.