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2 What is Judaism?

3 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

4 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

5 Liberal Judaism Lily Montagu Association of 30 independent synagogues Torah The Messiah and the afterlife Worship and ritual Gender issues Sexuality Funerals Kosher

6 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.

7 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.

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 Useful websites and video clips ral_1.shtml ral_1.shtml pesach/6598.html pesach/6598.html home/486.html home/486.html judaism/4675.html judaism/4675.html 2/4744.html 2/4744.html 2/4745.html 2/4745.html


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