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Major branches of judaism

  1. 1. Major branches of JudaismBy: Lynne Merkowitz<br />
  2. 2. Orthodox <br />Most Traditional<br />Go to the temple every Saturday.<br />Interpret the bible literally.<br />Focus on moral and ritual obligations. <br />Can’t touch the opposite sex unless married. (no shaking hands) <br />Wear Yarmulkes<br />Wear plain colors. <br />Women have to wear long sleeves shirts, skirts, and closed toe shoes. <br /> Men have peyos (side burns that curl) or beards. <br />
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  4. 4. Conservative <br />Services in Hebrew <br />They are Kosher <br />They might not go to temple every Saturday.<br />They study traditional Judaism but they make it more modern.<br />This is the middle ground between orthodox and reform. <br />
  5. 5. Reform<br />Revolves around personal faith and beliefs with less focused on written word. <br />They believe in individual choice.<br />The person can pick what rituals they would like to participate in. <br />They are not kosher but they will not eat pig. <br />
  6. 6. Reconstructionist<br />They think very liberally.<br />Believe Judaism is constantly changing. <br />They believe change should be embraced. <br />They do not see Jesus as the chosen person. <br />
  7. 7. http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/minis/mini/judaismmini/judaismmini2.html<br />http://www.icsresources.org/content/factsheets/BranchesOfJudaism.pdf<br />
  8. 8. So you want to learn about the different branches of Judaism (2008).Retrieved January 30,2010, from http://www.soyouwanna.com/site/minis/mini/judaismmini/judaismmini2.html<br />Branches of Judaism(2008). Retrieved January 30, 2010, from http://www.icsresources.org/content/factsheets/BranchesOfJudaism.pdf<br />

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