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What is Judaism?
Introduction video This short video clip would be an ideal introduction to sources of authority such as the Torah, beliefs and artefacts for a class looking at Judaism shema/3651.html
Key Words Synagogue - The Jewish house of worship. The Torah - The most Holy text in Judaism. A Rabbi - A spiritual leader Bar Mitzvah - Jewish coming of age rituals Kosher – Jewish food law
Liberal Judaism Lily Montagu Association of 30 independent synagogues Torah The Messiah and the afterlife Worship and ritual Gender issues Sexuality Funerals Kosher
Reformed Judaism One of the most ‘relaxed’ forms of Judaism The MEZUZAH marks your home as a Jewish home. It is a sign of Jewish commitment. As you leave the house, stop to kiss the mezuzah.
The reformed Jewish essential prayers. Upon Waking: Modeh ani l’fanecha, melech chai v’kayam, shehechezarta bi nishmati b’chemlah; rabah emunatecha. (I give thanks to You, O God, eternal and living Ruler, Who in mercy has returned my soul to me; great is Your faithfulness.) While Washing: Baruch Atah, Adonai, asher yatzar et ha-adam b’chochmah. We praise You, Eternal God. Thank You for my body. It is a miracle! Before Eating: Baruch Atah, Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, hamotzi lechem min ha- aretz. We praise You, Eternal God. Thank You for the food You provide for us to eat.
Orthodox Judaism ● Strict form of Judaism ● Believe theres only one God, Hashem ● Moses was the greatest Phrophet ● Attempt to follow all 61 commandments ● Torah is absolute law ● Intermarriage
Orthodox Judaism ● Go to the Synagogue 3x a day ● Most wear a Kipah ● Family Orientated, loving large families ● Largest population of Orthodox Jews are in Israel ● Shabbat is their day of rest ● Have to abide by Kosher food law
Ultra-Orthodox (‘Haredi’) Judaism Most strict branch of Judaism Haredi = awe-inspired fear to perform the will of God million worldwide; mainly in Israel, West Europe and North America Segregation from modern society to maintain their adherence to Jewish law Lifestyle - opposed to TV, phones and internet - gender separation in education and prayer - very family orientated Very traditional dress
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