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Multi-cultural Britain

Multi-cultural BritainJudaism

Judaism: An OverviewRace

Religion

Oldest monotheistic religion in the world

Judaism: Beliefs and TraditionsOne God

Gods people the Covenant

Law 613 mitzvot

Purity spiritual, physical

Awaiting the Messiah

Jews in the UK today300,000 Jews in the UKThird largest belief groupTwo thirds live in/around LondonMany famous Jews in society:

Jews in the UK1070 William the Conqueror1290 Jews expelled from the UK1656 Jews allowed to return1846 Jews no longer had to wear special clothes2006 Jews celebrated 350 year anniversary of Jewish community in Britain

Jews in Penzance1720s Industrial Revolution brought Jewish families to PenzanceJewish cemeterySynagogue in use until 1913Jews today numbers on the rise

How has Judaism shaped our society?Laws

Diet

Rights

Scientific advances

Entertainment

Challenges of modern BritainIncreased anti-Semitism in recent yearsLack of understanding/educationRise of extremist groupsAnti-religious culture

Yom KippurHoliest day for JewsWednesday 26th September25 hours of puritySeeking atonement and forgiveness of sinsA day of prayer, fasting and charity

What can we learn?A week of reflection

Had an argument? Made a mistake? Caused unhappiness?

A chance to make up for it and be forgiven?

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