By: Josh Gole

Information About Judaism

Followers of the Judaism religion are called "Jews". The god of Judaism is known as Adonai (the God of Abraham).

Jews use the TaNaKh as their holy book. The TeNaKh is divided into three sections- Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim.

Jews believe in prayer, studying the Torah, and also following the commandments (God's laws).

Judaism rituals include- only eating kosher foods (no meat prepared with dairy, no pork/shell fish, etc)

Jews also have Barmitzvahs- a boy's special ceremony that occurs he turns thirteen and Batmitzvahs- a girl's special ceremony that occurs when she turns 12.

The sacred city of the Judaism religion is called the city of profit.

Jews worship in a place called a "Synagogue". The worship leader of the Judaism religion is called a "Rabbi".

The sects in this religion are- Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed.

Canaan (a common holy site) is a promised land where God's chosen people would live.

Jews celebrate Yom Kippur (the day of atonement) (a day of praying, fasting, and asking for forgiveness).

Jews also celebrate Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year where people eat apple and honey and blow a horn called a "shofar").

God is important in this religion. Abraham is the common figure in this religion.

Jewish Music - Hava Nagila