Judaism

Adrienne Nguyen Period 6

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Followers of Judaism are called Jews. Praying is one of the central beliefs of Judaism. Praying means to send a request or message of thanks to a god or other person of worship. Along with praying, Jews are to follow God's laws, including the 10 commandments, which are a set of commandments included in the Hebrew Bible. Justice is very emphasized in Judaism; God considers all people equal.

Some Jews only eat Kosher foods, which are no pork, shellfish, or mixing of milk and meat products. Another practice within Judaism is the bar (boys) or bat (girls) mitzvah. This is a celebration for a (13 year old) who is now a full member member of the congregation.

Jews worship in a synagogue. A synagogue is a place where Jews come together and worship god. The worship leaders in Judaism are Rabbi. Rabbi are teachers or guides of the Torah. The Torah is the central reference of the Judaism religion.

Jews celebrate several holy days or holidays. Rosh Hashanah is the Judaism new year, the day fasting starts. Fasting is when Jews do eat or drink for several days. Yom Kippur is the day in which fasting ends, it is a day of celebration. Passover is the day that the Angel of Death "passed over" Hebrews who were in bondage in Egypt. Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of oil lasting 8 days when only enough for 1 day in Temple.

Jerusalem is the holy city for Jews along with for Christians and Muslims. Abraham is the common figure to all three religions; Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. All three religions believe that there is only one god; God, Allah, or Yahweh.