By: Nishali N, Timothy B, Vanshika G
Origin of Judaism
Origin of the religion
Classification of religion
Ethnic religion, because it is appeals to one group of people that are concentrated in lands bordering east end of Mediterranean Sea , and the state of Israel.
A place where Judaism is practiced
Fight at Jerusalem
in 70 A.D. the Romans destroyed the temple in Jerusalem, and the Jews scattered in the Diaspora.
The symbol associated with religion Judaism
Branches or divisions of the religion
There are 5 branches, denominations, or sects of Judaism they are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, and Humanistic Religion. The three most important branches are Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, and Reform Judaism. Each division is different in their beliefs.
Orthodox: Orthodox Jews believe that God gave Moses the whole Torah (Written and Oral) at Mount Sinai
Conservative: Conservative Judaism maintains that the ideas in the Torah come from God, but were transmitted by humans and contain a human component.Reform: Reform Judaism believes that the Torah was written by different
human sources, rather than by God, and then later combined.
Basic religious beliefs
Most well Known religious beliefs: Their most well-known beliefs are in one almighty God, that humankind is created in the divine image (every person is equally important and has the potential to do good in the world, and if they don’t they face the consequences), all Jews are apart of a global community, regardless of location, believe that the Ten Commandments are most important in Torah, believe that Land of Israel was part of the covenant made between God and the Jewish People and lastly, believe that one day a Messiah (a person from God) will unite the world and bring peace to humanity.
Holy Places: Jerusalem
Key Figures and Important People
There is also Moses who the biggest prophet which spoke to god face to face. He got the ten commandments form god and put them into use. He wrote the first give books:Genesis,Exodus,Leviticus,Numbers, and Deuteronomy. He was considered the messenger for god.
Lastly there is Abraham who started thinking that all of the universe is created and ruled by one creator and he spread this belief and taught it to others. He started Judaism after god spoke to him and said to leave his family and make an establishment somewhere else which is where Judaism started.Abraham had many children including Issac and Jacob who both spread Judaism, but didn’t have a too important part in the belief of Judaism.
Place of Worship
Impact on Social and Family Structures
Impact on Cultural Beliefs and Expectations
How are Jews affected in the western culture?