Judaism

By: Marleny Gonzalez

Symbol

The symbol of Judaism was the Star of David.

Basic Practices

  1. "God" exists but they believe he hasn't came yet.
  2. "God" is one and unique
  3. "God" is incorporeal
  4. "God" is eternal
  5. Prayer is to be directed to God alone and to no other
  6. The words of the prophets are true
  7. Moses prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets
  8. The Written Torah and Oral Torah were given to Moses
  9. There will be no other Torah
  10. "God" knows the thoughts and deeds of men
  11. "God" will reward the good and punish the wicked
  12. The Messiah will come
  13. The dead will be resurrected

Judaism's beliefs

- The jews believe there is 3 different types of sins, sin against "God", sin against another person and sin against yourself.

-The jews don't believe in heaven but they believe everyone is going to Sheol.

-The jews believe in hell but they don't believe it's a bad place they think it's a great expression of kindness and they call hell "Gehinnom.”

-Most Jews reject religious explanations they believe in the origin of science and they look for answers there.

-The Jews see poverty in a negative perspective and they think it's an unjustifiable burden.

-Everybody thinks that jews are rich, but over half a million jew live under the line of poverty.

-The Jews don't live in salvation nor do they need it. They believe that they weren't born into sin they believe that it's a choice whether you want to sin or not being aware of the consequences that follow your decisions.

-Judaism believe in soulmates, they also don't consider children out of wedlock to be bastards. They believe that the reason for getting married is love and compantionship not just for childbearing.

-Abortion is only permitted if the fetus is a direct threat to the mother.

Holidays

All Jewish holidays begin in the evening before the date on the calendar.

They are start early because all Jewish holidays begin and end by sunset.

Some of the holidays they celebrate are

- Rosh Hashana which is jewish new year celebrated on Sep. 14th-15th

-Simchat Torah when they celebrate the torah celebrated on Oct. 6th

-Chanukah festival of lights celebrated on Dec. 6th- 14th

Religions of the World - Judaism