By: Chisom Rufus

Learning About Judaism

The followers of Judaism are called Jews. Jews believe in the Sabbath, which is every Friday evening to Saturday evening. They believe in one god, the god of Abraham. Which is monotheism. They also believe in the Torah which is a Holy Book that contains stories of the ancient Hebrews and their laws. It is also the law of their god.

Some of the Jews sacraments or traditions are Kosher and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Kosher is a day that Jews can't eat or drink certain foods for a day, They can't eat pork, shellfish, or meat with dairy. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs mark a child's 13th birthday.The Jews worship in a Synagogue. The people who lead the worship are called Rabbis. The Holy Book for Judaism is, like I said before, the Torah. Some of the Jewish holidays are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Passover, and Hannukkah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year festival. When Jews celebrate the new year. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement. That is when Jews pray for forgiveness. Passover is the day Jews were free from Egypt. They celebrate it with a lot of ritual objects. Hannukkah is the festival of lights. They Holy city for Judaism is Jerusalem. In Jerusalem a special cite for Jews is the last remnants of the Holy Temple, the first Jewish temple. Abraham is a common religious figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They all also believe that god is their only god, which is monotheism.