Judaism. Judaism: An Overview Race Religion Oldest monotheistic religion in the world.
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Judaism: An OverviewRace
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
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?