Essay by superfizzyJunior High, 9th grade November 2003

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2.3Holidays and Traditions



2.4Buildings and Places

2.5Judaism in Australia




Judaism, a monotheistic religion, so as Christianity and Islam, originally came from the Hebrews. The Hebrews believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and present everywhere. Like the other two religions, Judaism also has a holy book called the Torah. The Torah is a sacred recording of laws and events in Jewish history. The Jews believe that God gave them the Ten Commandments through Moses, which he was called "the Lawgiver? According to the Jewish tradition, God made a covenant, or agreement with Abraham, the founder of Judaism. One similarity between the Christianity and Judaism is that they both fast at a certain designated times of the year. Not only does Judaism had similarities between the two religions, the other two religions - Christianity and Islam were strongly influenced by Judaism



Judaism has no dogma, no formal set of beliefs that one must hold to be a Jew. In Judaism, actions are far more important than beliefs, although there is certainly a place for belief within Judaism. The closest that anyone has ever come to creating a widely-accepted list of Jewish beliefs is Rambam's thirteen principles of faith. The torah contains 613 Mitzvot (commandments) these have been contained to Rambam's thirteen principles of faith, which he thought were the minimum requirements of Jewish belief, are; God exists, God is one and unique, God is incorporeal, God is eternal, Prayer is to be directed to God alone and to no other , The words of the prophets are true, Moses's prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets, The Written Torah (first 5 books of the Bible) and Oral Torah (teachings...