By: Ty Watson
- Mitzvot- to refer to law or general good deeds
- Keeping Kosher- Some animals are considered to be "unclean" and they are not allowed to eat them.
- 613 Commandments- It's a law code the Jewish people are taught to live by.
- We come into the world neither carrying the burden of sin committed by our ancestors nor tainted by it. Rather sin, is the result of our human inclinations
- Although Judaism believes in heaven, the Torah speaks very little about it.
- Judaism’s view of hell more closely resembles purgatory
- Purgatory - a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven.
- However, the pain the soul experiences is not physical.
- The word of God brought everything into being: heaven and earth, mountains and rivers, and every living thing. In the beginning, God called into existence the heaven and earth.
- With this word, the Torah insists on the dignity of the poor, and it commands us to resist any temptation to view the poor as somehow different from ourselves.
- It is a spiritual amputation, severing one part of the united soul from the other, creating two separate beings.