Judaism Power Point By Matt Abate and Addison Bowden
A unifying story for Jews is the Exodus. In it, Moses leads the Jewish people out of Egypt and into Israel. Also, God talks to Abraham and tells him to sacrifice his son, then stops him just before he does.
Moses God Abraham
Holy Writings and Core Beliefs
The Jewish Holy writing is the Torah. It consists of the 5 books of Moses.
The Jewish people follow the 613 mitzvots. Mitzvots are commandments.
Two Torahs Ten Commandments
There are a few Jewish symbols. Some are: Tallit, Tefillin, Mezuzah, Kippah, Shofar, and the Star of David.
Star of David Mezuzah Shofar
One place of worship is a synagogue.
Another holy place is the western wall in Jerusalem.
The Western Wall Two Synagogues
Rituals and Ceremonies
The first ceremony in a Jew’s life is circumcision. Then comes bar or bat mitzvah, then marriage, and finally death.
Death Marriage Bar mitzvat
Rites Of Passage
Rites of passage are the steps in life that come with new responsibilities. They also come with a ceremony.
Some rites of passage are getting a drivers license, graduating from college and turning 21 and growing a beard.
Spongebob’s drivers license Graduation Cap Guy with a Beard
Holidays & Celebrations
Some important Jewish holidays are Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Yom Kippur and Purim.
Passover you put blood on your door.
Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah you blow the shofar.
Passover Blood On Door People Blowing The Shofar
History & Current Events
The main current event in Judaism is the Palestinian and Jewish war over who owns Israel. An important historic event for Jews was when they escaped from Hitler and when the Romans destroyed their original synagogue.
Romans destroying the original synagogue Hitler Map of Israel’s territory