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  • 1. Israel – so what is it all about?
  • 2. What is the size of Israel? 22,072 km^2
  • 3. How many people live in Israel? 7,465,500
  • 4. There are three main religions in Israel:
    • Judaism (75%)
    • Islam (17%)
    • Christianity (2%)
    • And others, like: Bedouins, Druze, Baha'i, etc.
  • 5. Christianity
    • As you all know, there are many holy places for Christians in Israel:
    • Via Delarosa
    • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • 6. Islam
    • Important places for the Islam:
    • Dome of the Rock
    • Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • 7. Judaism
    • Is a term used to express religious, culture, nation and ethnic group.
    • The holy book of Judaism is the Bible, which is composed of 24 smaller books.
    • There are 13 million Jews around the world.
  • 8. But not all Jews are the same:
    • Secular
    • Masorti (Traditional)
    • Religious Zionist
    • Haredy – Ultra Orthodox
  • 9. The most important place for Jews
    • Is the Western Wall, the only remains of the second temple (70 CE).
    • The site is located in the old
    • City of Jerusalem.
  • 10. Jewish Holidays
    • The Hebrew calendar
    • Rosh hashana
    • Yom kippur
    • Purim
    • Passover
  • 11. kashrut
    • What is Kosher?
    • The Hebrew word kosher means "fit” . Foods that are fit for a Jew to eat.
    • In the Bible the Jews were given rules and by following them we obey God’s intentions.
    • There are advantages such as health benefits,
    • humane treatment of animals, unifying effect and a shield against assimilation.
  • 12. The kosher basics
    • The meat, milk and eggs of certain species of animal are permitted for consumption. In addition, a series of laws govern how the animal should be killed and which parts of the animal can be eaten.
    • Meat and milk are never combined. Separate utensils are used for each, and a waiting period of 1-6 hours is observed between eating them.
    • Fruits, vegetables and grains
    • are basically always kosher,
    • but must be insect free.
  • 13.
    • Bet Knesset – the Jewish house of prayer
  • 14. The importance of Shabbat (Saturday )
    • The meaning of the word is “rest”.
    • Shabbat is observed from Friday’s sundown until Saturday’s sundown.
    • Jewish law prohibits doing many forms on Shabbat.
  • 15. Questions?