Judaism. First Monotheistic Religion Judaism was the very first Monotheistic religion. The one god was called Yaweh.
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First Monotheistic ReligionJudaism was the very first Monotheistic religion. The one god was called Yaweh.
Founded by:Abraham was the leader of a tribe in Mesopotamia called the Hebrews.He founded the religion about 4,000 years ago.
Covenant with GodMoses is one of the central figures in the Jewish Religion.He Made a new covenant with God on Mount SinaiHere God gave him the ten commandments.The people would be led to the Promised Land if they followed the commandments
Place of WorshipJewish people go to worship in a temple or a synagogue.Here they learn from the Religious leader or Rabbi.
SabbathSaturday is the Jewish SabbathThe Sabbath must be kept HolyThis means no work
Holy BookThe Jewish Holy book is called the TorahIt includes the books of the bible that Christians call the Old Testament.
View of GodGod is seen as all powerful.God is also seen as a stern beingYaweh is feared and respected
Messiah or SaviorIn the Jewish Religion the savior is not believed to have come yet.Jews are still waiting for the Messiah.
AfterlifeJews believe there is an afterlife and every year there is a Judgment day.
LocationJews have been a wandering people for centuries.They have been discriminated by people all over the world.In 1948 a Jewish homeland was created in the Middle East called Israel.This is where the religion originated.
HolidaysRosh Hashana: Jewish New Year. Celebrated in the fall because that was the start of the economic year. Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement, October 13 this year.Passover: day that remembers when Moses led the slaves out of Egypt.
Channuka: Celebrated for 8 days in December. It started off as a minor holiday to celebrate the restoration of the temple in Jeruselum after Seleucid forces had looted it and killed many Jews. Now it is more widely celebrated because it comes at the same time as Christmas.