What is Judaism?

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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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/theshema/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
Kosher
Funerals
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 haaretz.
• We praise You, Eternal God. Thank You for the food You provide for us to
eat.
Orthodox Judaism
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Strict form of Judaism
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Believe theres only one God, Hashem
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Moses was the greatest Phrophet
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Attempt to follow all 61 commandments
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Torah is absolute law
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Intermarriage
Orthodox Judaism
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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
• 1.3-1.5 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
Useful websites and video clips
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/
• http://www.reonline.org.uk/knowing/what-re/judaism/
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/subdivisions/libe
ral_1.shtml
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shopping-forpesach/6598.html
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/judaism-athome/486.html
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-rules-ofjudaism/4675.html
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shabbat-part-1of2/4744.html
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shabbat-part-2-of2/4745.html
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHu87vWimTg

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