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World Religions

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1: Judaism traces its heritage to covenant God made with Abraham ans his lineage-that god will make you a sacred person and give you a holy land.Modern Judaism is a complex phenomenon that incorporates both a nation and a religion, and often combines strict adherence to ritual laws with a more liberal attitude towards religious belief.

3: -BOOKS The Torah refers to the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible, associated with its central figure Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy | -CELEBRATIONS -Chanukah is the Jewish festival of rededication and is also known as the festival of lights. -Rosh Hashanah means the head of the year, and it celebrates the anniversary of the creation of the world. -Yom Kippur is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. Jews that don’t celebrate other Jewish holidays take time off from work to attend Synagogues or fast on this day | -MAJOR CITIES Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel. Jerusalem is considered a holy city to Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike.

4: -HOLIDAYS Hanukah, meaning dedication, is an eight day celebration that commemorates the defeat of the Syrian armies by the Maccabbes, the liberation of Jerusalem and the rededication of the Temple.

5: BELIEFS | Judaism is founded on the belief in one ethical God. The Torah states that God is one, and that the Torah is His word.

6: ABRAHAM | It is assumed that God and Abraham covenanted with one another, so making Abraham the 1st ever Jew. Abraham plays an ancestral role in the holy books of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.The name Abraham is claimed to mean ‘father of nations’.A couple of the popular Judaism symbols and meanings also say the sacrificial nature of its supporters, and this is among the characteristics that Jews have constantly been highly proud about.

7: MOSES | Moses is the Foreteller who is said to have written the Torah. He led the enslaved Jews out from the lands of Egypt to the ‘promised land ‘ of Midian, parting the Red Sea on the way so as to leave the approaching forces of the Egyptian Pharaoh. Moses is also referred to as the ‘Lawgiver ‘ as it was he who climbed Mount Horeb and received the 10 Commandments from God, to show his folks the right trail.

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