Judaism
EDA Course 13-17 Jan 2014
Andy, Sacha, Ricky
Present Day Beliefs – Types
•Orthodox Jews
– Believe the Torah and the Talmud contain the actual
words of God which must b...
Key Beliefs
• There is one Universal God
• Prophets (Abraham & Moses)
• God has given the Torah to the Jews as a means of
...
Diet & Drinking

WHAT IS KOSHER?
Sabbath (Shabbat)
• Three important blessings are
said over the wine, candles and
braided Challah
• A commemoration of the...
Major Dates
Festivals
Rosh Hashanah – “Day of Judgement” 5775 (in 2014)
•Commemorates the beginning of the New Year
Yom Kippur – “Day ...
Working on Holidays
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Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
UP TO
Sukkot (days 1 & 2)
13 DAYS
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Tora...
Working for the MOD
Type
Clothing
UltraOrthodox

Need
♂

MOD Provision
Civil Service / Service Personnel
Free clothing &
head gear choice
(H&S...
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Equality and Diversity Course at JEDTC Shrivenham January 2014. Introduction to Judaism, adherents needs, provisions made by the MOD and compatibility.

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  1. 1. Judaism EDA Course 13-17 Jan 2014 Andy, Sacha, Ricky
  2. 2. Present Day Beliefs – Types •Orthodox Jews – Believe the Torah and the Talmud contain the actual words of God which must be applied in all circumstances. •Progressive –They believe in the divine inspiration of the Torah –Since it was recorded by humans at a certain point in history, it then became necessary to reinterpret the words in the context of present day times.
  3. 3. Key Beliefs • There is one Universal God • Prophets (Abraham & Moses) • God has given the Torah to the Jews as a means of showing in practice what an obedient and holy life is like. • Shabbat • Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  4. 4. Diet & Drinking WHAT IS KOSHER?
  5. 5. Sabbath (Shabbat) • Three important blessings are said over the wine, candles and braided Challah • A commemoration of the Israelites’ redemption from slavery in Egypt and God’s creation of the universe
  6. 6. Major Dates
  7. 7. Festivals Rosh Hashanah – “Day of Judgement” 5775 (in 2014) •Commemorates the beginning of the New Year Yom Kippur – “Day of Atonement” •25 hour fast •The 10th and final day of the repentance of sins •Holiest day in Jewish Calendar Passover (Pesach) – “The feast of unleavened bread” •7 day holiday •Matzo the “official” food of Passover Sukkot – “Feast of the Tabernacles” Hunnakah (Chunakah) - The “Festival of Lights” •Commemorates 8 days of the rededication of the Altar
  8. 8. Working on Holidays • • • • • • • Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur UP TO Sukkot (days 1 & 2) 13 DAYS Shemini Atzeret Simchat Torah TOTAL Passover (days 1,2,7&8) Shavu’ot (Pentecost)
  9. 9. Working for the MOD
  10. 10. Type Clothing UltraOrthodox Need ♂ MOD Provision Civil Service / Service Personnel Free clothing & head gear choice (H&S allowing) ♀ Head cover/wig modest clothing Service Uniform; Kippah + Tallit* (if unseen) Modest clothing/ head cover Wear trousers/long sleeves; head cover* Service Uniform (Men) Kippah +Tallit* Fair to Good Limiting Progressive Modern clothing (kippah optional) Modern clothing & Kippah Diet (Ortho & Prog) Kosher (strict rules) Kosher source; poss Ditto* mixing in catering Ration Pack available Hair / Beards Orthodox Side locks & beard are mandatory Hair & beard OK. (H&S allowing) Progressive Beard for festivals Ditto Fasting Orthodox 6/7 - 12 days per annum (or more) Progressive 1 – 6/7 days/year Normally should be allowed; be aware that there are some circumstances i.e. Ops where fasting is discouraged. Personnel should not fast if risk of unfair burden on others exists. Religious Hols Ortho & Prog Up to 13 days per annum (not incl. Hunnakah) D-i-S/Burial 24 hr burial On Ops in extremis burial possible Spiritual most likely Repat. Guidance Service religious advisor FaithAd Compatibility Beard* ( as long as no obstruction GSR etc) Hair secured* Mandatory block leave needs to be justified, otherwise all requests for leave for religious hols should be considered objectively. Good Fair-Poor Good Limiting to Good Limiting to Fair Good Good* Limiting to Good Limiting-Good Limiting-Good
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