Religion

By Megan Nevlud from Mrs. Pearson's 1st Period Class

Judaism

Judaism is a monotheism religion. People that belong to Judaism are called Jews, though there are other sects, such as: Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformed. Jews, like Christians and Muslims, believe in one, all powerful God: the God of Abraham. They must follow the Ten Commandments to guide them to live a moral and good life. On Shabbat (Friday- Saturday) Jewish families have a Shabbat family meal. At the Shabbat family meal, Jews break the Shabbat bread, Challah, and share wine. Jews worship God in a Synagogue. The leader of the Synagogue is called a Rabbi. Jews use their holy book, the Tanakh, to read, study and pray. Judaism has many Holy Days, including: Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, and Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, where Jews refrain from work, fast, and attend a Synagogue. Hanukkah is an eight-day long period of celebration for Jews. They light a menorah to celebrate and every night the children receive a gift. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. They observe the New Year with rest, prayer, and asking for forgiveness. Jerusalem is a sacred city for the Jews because it is a city of prophets.