Judaism

Basic Beliefs of Judaism

Judaism is a monotheist religion that only believes in one god. They try to connect to their god using prayers. Jews also believe everything was created by their god and all Jews are uniquely connected to each other. Judaism has no formal set of beliefs, actions are far more important than beliefs. Judaism focuses on relationships between God and mankind. The most common religious figure is Abraham.

What Are Followers of Judaism Called?

Followers of Judaism are called Jews.

How do Jews Worship?

A Jewish religious leader is called a Rabbi, a teacher of Judaism. Jews worship in Synagogues, a place where people can connect with their god.

What Holy Text Do Jews Have?

The Tanakh, Talmud, and the Torah are some important papers of the Jews.

Jewish Holidays

There are more than 5 Jewish Holidays like Rosh Hashana, Hanuka, and Yom Kippur.

Holy Places of Judaism

All Jews try to visit Jerusalem throughout the year. Jerusalem is the site of the original temple. The Mount of Olives is important as well as it is where Resurrection begins.

Traditions of Jews

On Rosh Hashanah, it is traditional to eat apples and honey. It is also a Jewish tradition not to leave the dead alone. Jewish children usually celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the age of 12 or 13. Kids also love to find the Afikomen (matzo) on Passover.