Israel – so what is it all about?
What is the size of Israel? 22,072 km^2
How many people live in Israel? 7,465,500
There are three main religions in Israel: <ul><li>Judaism (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>Islam (17%) </li></ul><ul><li>Christiani...
Christianity  <ul><li>As you all know, there are many holy places for  Christians in Israel: </li></ul><ul><li>Via Delaros...
Islam <ul><li>Important places for the Islam: </li></ul><ul><li>Dome of the Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Aqsa Mosque </li></ul>
Judaism  <ul><li>Is a term used to express religious, culture, nation and ethnic group. </li></ul><ul><li>The holy book of...
But not all Jews are the same: <ul><li>Secular  </li></ul><ul><li>Masorti (Traditional) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Zionis...
The most important place for Jews <ul><li>Is the Western Wall, the only remains of the second temple (70 CE). </li></ul><u...
Jewish Holidays <ul><li>The Hebrew calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Rosh hashana </li></ul><ul><li>Yom kippur </li></ul><ul><li>...
kashrut <ul><li>What is Kosher? </li></ul><ul><li>The Hebrew word  kosher  means &quot;fit”  . Foods that are fit for a Je...
The kosher basics <ul><li>The meat, milk and eggs of certain species of animal are permitted for consumption. In addition,...
<ul><li>Bet Knesset – the Jewish house of prayer  </li></ul>
The importance of Shabbat (Saturday ) <ul><li>The meaning of the word is “rest”.  </li></ul><ul><li>Shabbat  is observed f...
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Israel – so what is it all about?

  1. 1. Israel – so what is it all about?
  2. 2. What is the size of Israel? 22,072 km^2
  3. 3. How many people live in Israel? 7,465,500
  4. 4. There are three main religions in Israel: <ul><li>Judaism (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>Islam (17%) </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>And others, like: Bedouins, Druze, Baha'i, etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Christianity <ul><li>As you all know, there are many holy places for Christians in Israel: </li></ul><ul><li>Via Delarosa </li></ul><ul><li>Church of the Holy Sepulchre </li></ul>
  6. 6. Islam <ul><li>Important places for the Islam: </li></ul><ul><li>Dome of the Rock </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Aqsa Mosque </li></ul>
  7. 7. Judaism <ul><li>Is a term used to express religious, culture, nation and ethnic group. </li></ul><ul><li>The holy book of Judaism is the Bible, which is composed of 24 smaller books. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 13 million Jews around the world. </li></ul>
  8. 8. But not all Jews are the same: <ul><li>Secular </li></ul><ul><li>Masorti (Traditional) </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Zionist </li></ul><ul><li>Haredy – Ultra Orthodox </li></ul>
  9. 9. The most important place for Jews <ul><li>Is the Western Wall, the only remains of the second temple (70 CE). </li></ul><ul><li>The site is located in the old </li></ul><ul><li>City of Jerusalem. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jewish Holidays <ul><li>The Hebrew calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Rosh hashana </li></ul><ul><li>Yom kippur </li></ul><ul><li>Purim </li></ul><ul><li>Passover </li></ul>
  11. 11. kashrut <ul><li>What is Kosher? </li></ul><ul><li>The Hebrew word kosher means &quot;fit” . Foods that are fit for a Jew to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Bible the Jews were given rules and by following them we obey God’s intentions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are advantages such as health benefits, </li></ul><ul><li>humane treatment of animals, unifying effect and a shield against assimilation. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The kosher basics <ul><li>The meat, milk and eggs of certain species of animal are permitted for consumption. In addition, a series of laws govern how the animal should be killed and which parts of the animal can be eaten. </li></ul><ul><li>Meat and milk are never combined. Separate utensils are used for each, and a waiting period of 1-6 hours is observed between eating them. </li></ul><ul><li>Fruits, vegetables and grains </li></ul><ul><li>are basically always kosher, </li></ul><ul><li>but must be insect free. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Bet Knesset – the Jewish house of prayer </li></ul>
  14. 14. The importance of Shabbat (Saturday ) <ul><li>The meaning of the word is “rest”. </li></ul><ul><li>Shabbat is observed from Friday’s sundown until Saturday’s sundown. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish law prohibits doing many forms on Shabbat. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Questions?

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