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  • 1. Judaism PowerpointThe star of David (find out more in this The Menorah (find out more in thisPowerpoint) Powerpoint)
  • 2. Stories of Origin & Important People Jewish Unifying Story (Abraham Story) In this story God says to Abraham that if he believes in one God (a.k.a Monotheism) he will make his name great and appoint him the father of a great nation. God also granted him a son named Isaac. Abraham and his wife Sarah grew old and God ordered them to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham was about to do this when GodAbraham about to stopped him, telling him it wassacrifice his son Isaac, a test.when God tells him tostop.
  • 3. Core Beliefs One God Jews believe in only one God. This is called monotheism. 613 Mitzvot Jews follow 613 mitzvot, or commandments. The mostThis represents famous ones are called the 10Monotheism, Commandments.the belief inonly one God. The Torah contains all of the 613 mitzvot. The Ten Commandments are included.
  • 4. Holy Writings The Torah The Torah is the holy book for Jews. It contains The Five BooksThis is The Torah. Jews treat it like Of Moses. Which has multiplea queen. This is why it’s all dressed names like the Old Testament,up. and the Hebrew Testament. There are a total of 613 commandments in The Torah. The Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments are regulations given by God to The Ten Commandments Moses. They are the most are written Hebrew, and important commandments of were given by God to Moses. all the 613 mitzvahs. 4
  • 5. Objects And Symbols The Menorah The Menorah has 8 The Menorah, is an object used on candles for the 8 days Hanukkah. It symbolizes when the Jews that the oil lasted. had enough oil to last 1 day but it ended up lasting 8 days. The Eternal Light The eternal light is a light in a synagogue that represents the presence of God. InThis is an example of an Hebrew it is called Ner Tamid.eternal light. Not all eternallights look the same. The Star Of David The star of david is a star that is the symbol of Judaism. It comes from a king named David. 5
  • 6. Holy Places And Places Of Worship Synagogue A place of worship for Jews. The synagogue has all the items and symbols mentioned in the previous slide. It can also be called a This is a very fancy temple, or shul. synagogue. American synagogues are not The Western Wall usually this fancy. This wall was part of the original synagogue. When This is the Western Wall. praying at a synagogue It is located in Jerusalem. Jews pray toward The Western Wall. 6
  • 7. Rituals & Rites Of Passage Bar Mitzvah A boy having a bar A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a mitzvah. ceremony in which boys and girls are responsible for keeping the 613 mitzvot. Marriage There are two items during marriage *Chupah *Ketubah This is a Ketubah, two Death witnesses must sign it. It is In a death a couple things a wedding contract. happen *Quick Burial *Shiva 7
  • 8. Celebrations And Holidays Rosh Hashanah Yom KippurRosh Hashanah is the This is a day of atonement. Jewish new year. The shofar is blown on it. The shofar is also blown A man at a synagogue on Rosh-Hashanah. on Yom Kippur. 8
  • 9. THANK YOU!• Thank you for watching this powerpoint and hope you enjoyed it. 9