Presentation on theme: "Menorah One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith. symbol of the nation of Israel and its mission to be "a light unto the nations." (Isaiah 42:6)."— Presentation transcript:
Menorah One of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith. symbol of the nation of Israel and its mission to be "a light unto the nations." (Isaiah 42:6). "Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit." (Zechariah 4:1-6 )nation 7 candles/9 for Channukkah
Abraham According to Jewish tradition, Abraham was born under the name Abram in the city of Ur in Babylonia, called an “Ivri” or Hebrew (came from the “eber” or other side of the Euphrates) in the year 1948 from Creation (circa 1800 BCE). He was the son of Terach, an idol merchant, but from his early childhood, he questioned the faith of his father and sought the truth. He came to believe that the entire universe was the work of a single Creator, and he began to teach this belief to others.BCE
B’RIT A covenant b/w God and Abraham Leave Ur with his family and become a nomad in the land of Israel (known as Canaan at the time) Acknowledge God as the ONE God and Creator God would bless Abram and make him the patriarch of a great nation (Abram was 100 and his wife 90) Symbol of agreement – circumcision
Ten Commandments I am the Lord your God You shall have no other gods before me You shall not make for yourself an idol You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy Honor your father and mother You shall not murder* You shall not commit adultery You shall not steal*** You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor You shall not covet your neighbor's wife You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor
Answer the following questions What is the Menorah? Where was Abraham Born? What did Abraham believe? Abraham left the city of Ur and became a nomad in the land of ______________ What were the names of Abraham’s two sons? Who put the Jewish people into slavery? Because of this slavery – what happen to Egypt? Who guided the Jewish people out of Egypt?