Judaism

John Johnson

Judaism Is...

Judaism is "a 4000 year old tradition with ideas out what it means to be human and how to make the world a holy place."

The founder/founders

The main founder of the religion is believed to be Moses, but they can trace it as far back as Abraham.

Worship building

The synagogue is the Jewish place of worship, but is also used as a place to study, and often as a community center as well.

Worldwide

Judaism is practiced widely throughout the world.

Practices

The Jewish go by the laws of Halakhah. Halakhah governs not just religious life, but daily life, from how to dress to what to eat to how to help the poor. Observance of halakhah shows gratitude to God, provides a sense of Jewish identity and brings the sacred into everyday life.

Sacred Text

The Jewish sacred text include: The Tanach, Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. Judaism is the oldest of the Abrahamic religions, and its primary sacred text is the Tanach, or the Jewish Bible

Beliefs

Jews believe that there is a single God who not only created the universe, but with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship. They believe that God continues to work in the world, affecting everything that people do. The Jewish relationship with God is a covenant relationship. They believe that whether you are poor or rich that you should give to God. They do not focus on salvation, they believe that marriage is a contractual relationship that is governed by the husband. Jews believe that abortion is legal due to if the women bearing the child does not want the child to be born.