Judaism

By C. Braeutigam

Something to learn about Judism

Judaism has followers known as Jews. A Jew is a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham. Jews believe in prayer. They also believe in Sabbath, which is their holy day on Friday evening to Saturday evening. The Study Torah is the study of the Torah, Hebrew Bible, Talmud, responsa, rabbinic literature and similar works, all of which are Judaism's religious texts. Jews follow God's laws including the 10 Commandments. They emphasize on justice; that God considers all people equal. Judaism sacraments are that Jews only eat Kosher foods. They do not eat pork, shellfish, or mixing of mild and meat products. Bar (boy) and bat (girl) mitzvah mean, literally, "son and daughter of the commandment." At the age of 13 they are a full member of the congregation.The Jew's worship in a Synagogue. The Synagogue is the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction. Their worship leader is a Rabbi or teacher of Torah. The holy books for Judaism is the Tanakh, the canon of the Hebrew bible, and the Torah, or Jewish written law, consists of five books of the Hebrew Bible. Rosh Hashanah is the autumnal festival celebrating the start of the Jewish New Year new year for Jews; it is when fasting starts. Yom Kippur is probably the most important holiday of the Jewish year. It is a day of celebration and for jews to attend the synagogue all day. This is the day the fasting ends. Pass Over is the celebration that the Angel of death "passed over" Hebrews who were in bondage in Egypt. Hanukkah celebrates miracle of lasting eight days when only enough for one day in the temple. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. The holy cite for Jews is the Western Wall or Wailing Wall is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. The religious figure is Abraham and Monotheism.