Judaism

World Religions

Where and When It Originated

It originated 4000 years ago with Hebrew people.

1812 BC in the Middle East

Major Beliefs

God can't be subdivided into different persons like the Christian Trinity.

God is neither female or male.

God created the universe.

God is just and merciful.

The Messiah will come.

Prophets or Holy & Sacred Individuals

Moses

Abraham

Rabbi

Location

Judaism is mainly in Israel and small pockets of North and South America, Europe and Asia

Followers are referred to as Jews or Hebrews

Holy Book or Writings

Torah

Ten Commandments

Talmud

Places of Worship

Temple

Synagogues

Holy Days

Sabbath-weekly

Passover-week long holiday remembering Exodus from Egypt

Yom Kippur-most solemn day / day of fasting and forgiveness

Hanukah-Jewish Festival of Lights

Rosh Hashannah-Jewish New Year

Sacred Symbols / City

Shield of David

Menorah

Yarmulke

City of Jerusalem