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Judaism

Judaism is about 4.000 years old and started in Israel.    It is one of the oldest religions but one of the smallest.

What does a Jew believe?

Jews believe in a single God who created everything and who every Jew can have a personal relationship with.

Who is the founder?

The founder of Judaism is Abraham, a Hebrew leader.

Why is Abraham important to the Jews?

Abraham is the Father of the Jewish people. 
 
Who is Abraham?

The story of Abraham can be found in the first book of the Old Testament, the Book of Genesis Chapters 12 - 25

Symbols in Judaism

The Star of David is the main symbol of Judaism.
The Menhora is a candelabrum with seven candle holders displayed in Jewish synagogues It symbolizes the burning bush as seen by Moses on Mount Sinai,
A Mezuzah is found on doorposts in Jewish homes. It is a little case, containing a tiny scroll. It is in Hebrew, the old Jewish language. It says that Jewish people should love God and keep his rules.

Where do Jews Worship?

Jews worship in a synagogue.  The service is led by a Rabbi and usually in Hebrew.

What is the sacred text (holy book) of Jews?

The holy book is the Hebrew Bible.  The most holy book is the Torah, the first 5 books of the Bible which were revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai by God: Genesis, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Leviticus and Exodus.  The Torah is so sacred that no one is allowed to touch it so a special pointer is used.

What are the central beliefs in Judaism?

There is one God.

What are the 10 Commandments?

Rules by which Christians live.

You shall have no other Gods but me.

You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.

Respect your father and mother.

You must not kill.

You must not commit adultery.

You must not steal.

You must not give false evidence against your neighbor.

You must not be envious of your neighbor’s goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.

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