Judaism - YorkHighGlick

Ayesha Garcia
Bethany Lauer
Logan Lentz
Origins of Judaism
Judaism began around 3800 years ago when a man
named Abraham became a prophet of God.
 He made a promise that his descendants would forever
worship God and in exchange, God would forever
protect and watch over them.
 Abraham agreed to these demands and in return, his
descendants for generations to come were promised
eternal safety.
Origins of Judaism cont.
This religion originated about 3800 years ago.
It was originally practiced in the middle-east, and more
specifically, around Jerusalem in present-day Israel.
They believed their God to be omnipotent, omniscient,
and omnipresent. He was also believed to be merciful
and fair to all.
Ten Commandments
I: You shall have no other gods before me.
II: You shall not make for yourself a carved image.
III: You shall not take the name of the lord your God in vain.
IV: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
V: Honor your father and your mother.
VI: You shall not murder.
VII: You shall not commit adultery.
VIII: You shall not steal.
IX: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
X: You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; You shall not covet your
neighbors wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor
his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbors.
Major Turning Points
There were many turning points in the
Judaism religion
◦ One of these major turning points was when Judaism
converted to Christianity
◦ This religion was monotheistic and many of the Jews
believed that Jesus was the way to a better life
◦ There was a group of Jewish people that formed
around the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth that
Abraham, Judaism’s founder, led them to
◦ Many books and scriptures from Christianity have
been used by the Jews
Major Turning Points cont.
1200 B.C.E. Jews were freed from slavery
◦ Under the leader of Moses, the Jews escaped
from Egypt
◦ During this time, young Jewish girls were
forced to get married at such a young age; 16
years old
◦ These girls were also being transported to
England where they
were being sold
Major Turning Points cont.
World War II Holocaust
◦ A man named Hitler led many armies against the Jews
◦ He then executed many Jews because they were
believed to be a threat to the German Community
◦ 11 million Jews were killed
◦ As the situation was occurring,
the Jews were forced to do
things that they weren’t used to;
move to a safer area, stay away.
The Leaders of Judaism
Abraham and Moses were both the main leaders of
the Jews
◦ Through many of the crucial events that occurred,
Abraham and descendants converted to Christianity
◦ Abraham said that the Jews would now and forever revere
and worship God
◦ God promised Abraham land if the Jews came to know
who he was as his followers
◦ Therefore, Judaism, the small, family-based religion is
practiced at that land
Consequences and Improvements
How the use of the Christianity religion
affected the Jews and their religion
◦ Consequences
 As Jesus preached, the Jewish prophets grew angry
because he opposed most of their speeches
 Galilee was a place that recently converted to Judaism
 Romans became mad because Jesus was getting
followers and they thought that he was slowly trying to
take over and gain all power
 To prevent the rebellion of the Roman government, the
Jews seized Jesus and then executed him through
Consequences and Improvements cont.
◦ Improvements
 Similar promises with the previous prophets,
eternal life, and happiness if they kept faith in
 Jesus traveled from the eastern end of the
Mediterranean Sea spreading his word to others
 Death didn’t stop Jesus; followers believed that he
rose from the grave and into Heaven with God
 Since Jesus performed miracles, people admired
him and believed that he suffered his own life for
 Also, because a lot of people believed that the
Romans later were influenced to change to
Current State Of Judaism
Now the Jewish practice their religion in a synagogue
They pray to the God of Christianity
Reading from the scriptures of the Torah is another
current practice
These practices are similar to what previous practices
besides the major change from their religion to
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