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Judaism Review

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Abraham father of monotheistic religions, made a convent with God
patriarch male head of a family ex. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in Judaism
covenant special agreement, promise
What covenant did Abraham make with God? God offered Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan in return for Abraham's faithfulness to God.
Name two Jewish holy books. Torah (part of the Tanahk) and Talmud
Torah first five books of the Bible that contain stories of the Old Testament - Jewish holy book
synagogue Jewish place of worship (also called a temple)
persecution to punish someone for religious beliefs
Old Testament contains stories of the Jewish Torah like the Creation Myth, Adam and Eve, Moses, Abraham's covenant, etc.
denomination smaller group within a religion that shares the core beliefs of the larger group
In what country today did Judaism originate? Israel "the promised land"
rabbi Jewish teachers and leaders in the religion
Followers of Judaism are called this Jewish (Israelites and Hebrews)
Hebrew words for God Yahweh, Adonai, G-d, (don't like to use His name because it is too holy)
How old is the religion of Judaism? over 4000 years old
Who was Moses? important Jewish prophet that led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and received the 10 Commandments from God
"promised land" The land God promised to Abraham in exchange for his faith. The land of Canaan or Israel.
Sabbath Jewish day of worship, Saturday
Temple Mount holy place in Judaism - site of Solomon's destroyed temple - only the Western/Wailing Wall remains today
yarmulke head covering worn by some Jews to show respect for God
Jewish "messiah" NOT Jesus - they are still waiting for their messiah, he will be humane and not divine
Hebrew language used in Jewish holy writings
How many people practice the religion of Judaism today? around 13 million
Describe the religion of Judaism in one sentence. A religion were followers live by the example of the Torah and have a covenant relationship with God.
prophet someone who God speaks through
What are the two most important Jewish holidays? Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
Chanukah Jewish holiday, festival of lights
Examples of other denominations (groups) in Judaism: Orthodox, Reformed, Conservative
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