Judaism A PowerPoint by Will and Matt
Stories of Origin  <ul><li>Moses was an important person in Jewish history </li></ul><ul><li>The main unifying story was h...
Holy Writings and Core Beliefs <ul><li>The Torah is the most sacred book or writings for Jewish people </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Symbols and Objects  <ul><li>Kippah: </li></ul><ul><li>Cap worn by Jews  </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolizes separation from god ...
Holy Places  <ul><li>The Western wall of the old temple of Jerusalem is the most sacred place. </li></ul><ul><li>All Jewis...
Rituals and Ceremonies  <ul><li>Jews are supposed to pray everyday </li></ul><ul><li>They worship by praying at a temple/h...
Holidays and Celebrations  <ul><li>Yom Kippur: </li></ul><ul><li>It is a day of fasting </li></ul><ul><li>You think about ...
Current Events <ul><li>On January 21st a Jewish boy wore tefillin on a plane and it was stopped </li></ul><ul><li>For many...
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  1. 1. Judaism A PowerPoint by Will and Matt
  2. 2. Stories of Origin <ul><li>Moses was an important person in Jewish history </li></ul><ul><li>The main unifying story was him leading the Jews out of slavery and Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish people believe that humans were created by god in the book of Genesis </li></ul>Movie based on Exodus Moses parting The Red Sea
  3. 3. Holy Writings and Core Beliefs <ul><li>The Torah is the most sacred book or writings for Jewish people </li></ul><ul><li>Within the Torah there are 613 commandments called mitzvahs that followers live and act upon </li></ul>The Ten Commandments Movie about Torah Torah
  4. 4. Symbols and Objects <ul><li>Kippah: </li></ul><ul><li>Cap worn by Jews </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolizes separation from god by head covering </li></ul><ul><li>Tallit: </li></ul><ul><li>A garment that is worn by Jewish people </li></ul><ul><li>A tallit has strings on it that symbolize the 613 mitzvahs that are in the Torah </li></ul><ul><li>During Jewish children’s Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs they wear a tallit </li></ul><ul><li>Star of David: </li></ul><ul><li>A Star of David is a Jewish symbol </li></ul><ul><li>The star has one triangle pointing up to god and the sky and one triangle pointing down to Earth and the Jewish people </li></ul>Kippah Tallit Star of David
  5. 5. Holy Places <ul><li>The Western wall of the old temple of Jerusalem is the most sacred place. </li></ul><ul><li>All Jewish people pray toward it. </li></ul><ul><li>A Jewish place of worship is called a synagogue or temple </li></ul><ul><li>A temple/synagogue has features such as ark, eternal light (ner tamid), menorah, Torah scroll, and bimah (stage) </li></ul>Jewish Temple Western Wall
  6. 6. Rituals and Ceremonies <ul><li>Jews are supposed to pray everyday </li></ul><ul><li>They worship by praying at a temple/home toward the Western Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Birth: </li></ul><ul><li>Boys are circumcised 8 days after birth </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are named </li></ul><ul><li>Growing up: </li></ul><ul><li>Boys have a Bar Mitzvah at age 13 and one day </li></ul><ul><li>Girls have a Bat Mitzvah at age 13 and one day </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage: </li></ul><ul><li>The couple agrees to a wedding contract (3 witnesses sign) </li></ul><ul><li>They are wed under a ketubah (symbolizing the home they will create together </li></ul><ul><li>Death: </li></ul><ul><li>Funeral happens within 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>No incremation, wake </li></ul>Marriage Contract Reading the Torah Bar mitzvah party Coffin
  7. 7. Holidays and Celebrations <ul><li>Yom Kippur: </li></ul><ul><li>It is a day of fasting </li></ul><ul><li>You think about what you have done over the past year </li></ul><ul><li>It happens on the tenth day of Tishrei </li></ul><ul><li>Rosh Hashanah: </li></ul><ul><li>This is a day where you celebrate the new year. </li></ul><ul><li>It happens on the 1st day of Tishrei, which is usually around September or October </li></ul><ul><li>Hanukah: </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrates the miracle of light </li></ul><ul><li>You light candles on a menorah and say a blessing every night </li></ul><ul><li>It is 8 nights long and starts on the 25th day of Kislev (November or December) </li></ul><ul><li>Purim: </li></ul><ul><li>It is the story of how Esther saved the Jews from being killed </li></ul><ul><li>It happens on the 14th day of Adar (usually in April) </li></ul><ul><li>Passover: </li></ul><ul><li>Tells the story of the exodus from Egypt and the ten plagues </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish families have a Passover Seder (a service and dinner) </li></ul>Shofar horn Yom Kippur sign Manorah Passover
  8. 8. Current Events <ul><li>On January 21st a Jewish boy wore tefillin on a plane and it was stopped </li></ul><ul><li>For many, many years there has been a controversy over who owns Israel (Jews or Palestinians) </li></ul><ul><li>In Spain, 47 percent of people have negative veiws of Jewish people, and only 37 percent have positive views. 16 percent are neutral. </li></ul>Airplane Map of Israel Swastika

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