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THE BASICS OF JUDAISMThis presentation will cover 9 basic areas of Judaism•The  Relationship with God and the Torah•The Hi...
RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD It is believed that heaven and earth were  created by God in six days (Fisher, 2005) There is said...
THE TORAH The Torah is the foundation for all Jewish sacred  texts (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2008) The Jewish...
HISTORY OF SACRED TEXTS The Tanakh begins recorded Jewish history  (Fisher, 2005) Jewish people believe the Pentateuch i...
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The Ten Commandments are a set of rules  for living The Commandments were revealed to  Moses so he ...
JERUSALEM Jerusalem is the capital of the Israelite  empire King David brought the Ark of the Covenant  to Jerusalem A ...
ISRAEL Israel is the center of Judaism, although there  are Jewish people scattered around the world A large number of J...
SECTS OF JUDAISM   Three sects of Jews formed under the Hasmonean    kings—the Sadducees, Pharisees, and the Essenes   T...
THE HOLOCAUST The Holocaust is defined as the murder of  nearly 6 million Jews at the hands of Nazi  Germany (Fisher, 200...
SACRED PRACTICES AND HOLIDAYS Daily spiritual study God is to be remembered in all aspects of life  (Fisher, 2005). Adu...
JUDAISM TODAY There are many different groups within Judaism Judaism has had to adapt to modern advances  in science, ra...
WRAP-UPThis presentation about Judaism contained basic information about the Jewish faith. Obviously, there is more to Jud...
REFERENCES   Encyclopedia Britannica. (2010). Israel. Retrieved from    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/296740/...
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  1. 1. THE BASICS OF JUDAISMThis presentation will cover 9 basic areas of Judaism•The Relationship with God and the Torah•The History of Key Sacred Texts•The Ten Commandments•Jerusalem•The Nation of Israel•Different Sects of Judaism•The Holocaust•Sacred Practices and Holidays•Judaism as it is Today
  2. 2. RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD It is believed that heaven and earth were created by God in six days (Fisher, 2005) There is said to be a special relationship between God and Jewish people God intervenes periodically throughout history As a sign of the covenant between Abraham and God, God agrees to be the protector of everyone who follows Abraham God is thought to be „one‟, that is he is the one creator, the “cause of all existent things” (Fisher, 2005)
  3. 3. THE TORAH The Torah is the foundation for all Jewish sacred texts (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2008) The Jewish people accepted the Torah because God freed them from slavery and extinction (Fisher, 2005) The Torah was established as the basis of the Israelites around 430BC—reading was required from scrolls displayed in a public square (Fisher, 2005)
  4. 4. HISTORY OF SACRED TEXTS The Tanakh begins recorded Jewish history (Fisher, 2005) Jewish people believe the Pentateuch is the most sacred scripture—it is believed Moses wrote the Pentateuch (Fisher, 2005) The Talmud was written between the second and fifth century AD (Religion Facts, 2010)
  5. 5. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The Ten Commandments are a set of rules for living The Commandments were revealed to Moses so he could pass them on to his people (Fisher, 2005) The Ten Commandments were originally set in stone
  6. 6. JERUSALEM Jerusalem is the capital of the Israelite empire King David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem A Temple was constructed to house the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem Jerusalem is still the capital city of Israel, the home of the Jewish people
  7. 7. ISRAEL Israel is the center of Judaism, although there are Jewish people scattered around the world A large number of Jewish people immigrated to Israel during the Holocaust Jews represent approximately 4/5 of the total population of Israel (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010) Israel comes from both religious and political backgrounds (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010)
  8. 8. SECTS OF JUDAISM Three sects of Jews formed under the Hasmonean kings—the Sadducees, Pharisees, and the Essenes The Sadducee people were made up of wealthy people and holy men, and were intent on upholding the law The Pharisees were essentially the opposite of the Sadducee, they were more liberal and sought to apply the Torah to every day life (Fisher, 2005) The Essenes were devoutly religious and considered current religious institutions to be corrupt (Fisher, 2005)
  9. 9. THE HOLOCAUST The Holocaust is defined as the murder of nearly 6 million Jews at the hands of Nazi Germany (Fisher, 2005) The Holocaust is believed to be the most tragic event in Jewish history Anti-Jewish feelings abounded in European cultures where Jews were successful The Jews were used as a scapegoat after WWI, they were blamed for all of Germany‟s problems
  10. 10. SACRED PRACTICES AND HOLIDAYS Daily spiritual study God is to be remembered in all aspects of life (Fisher, 2005). Adultery is strictly forbidden Special prayer rituals are performed by traditional Jews Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur
  11. 11. JUDAISM TODAY There are many different groups within Judaism Judaism has had to adapt to modern advances in science, rationalism, industrialization, and materialism (Fisher, 2005) On one end of the scale are the Orthodox Jews, while on the other end the Reform Movement exists Between these two groups on opposite ends of the spectrum lie intermediaries Jewish feminism also exists, but not within the Orthodox belief system
  12. 12. WRAP-UPThis presentation about Judaism contained basic information about the Jewish faith. Obviously, there is more to Judaism than can be contained in this short presentation. However, the information presented does offer a basic overview of the Judaic faith, and offers some clarification on ten cornerstones of Jewish religious tradition.
  13. 13. REFERENCES Encyclopedia Britannica. (2010). Israel. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/296740/Israel Fisher, M. P. (2005). Living Religions (6th ed.). Published by: Pearson Education, Inc.. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (2008). Jewish Sacred Texts. Retrieved from http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Facts+About+Israel/People/Je wish+Sacred+Texts.htm Religion Facts. (2010). Jewish Sacred Texts. Retrieved from http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/texts.htm

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