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By the end of this lesson:. All will be able to understand some of the main features of Judaism and their importance. Most will be able to explain the meaning of some of the key symbols of Judaism. Some will be able to evaluate the importance of the way that people treat G-d's name. . Starter: 5 mi

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2. By the end of this lesson:

4. Starter Which of these are Jewish?

5. Starter Which of these are Jewish?

6. We have just looked at a number of famous people who were Jews. However, the most famous one of all was… Jesus Christianity Crossover

7. Spider diagram We are now going to create a spider diagram based on what we know about Judaism already.

8. Fact file We are going to look at some facts and figures about Judaism. You should make some notes so that you can use the details later to make a Fact-File.

9. Two Jewish symbols

10. The Star of David

11. The Menorah The Menorah is a seven-branched candlestick. It is probably the oldest symbol of Judaism. The light from the candles on the Menorah represents the light of G-d. It is the mission of the Jewish people to be “a light unto the nations” (Isaiah 42:6). This means that the Jewish people should be an example of the right way of living and should inspire other people to act similarly. It also represents the seven days of creation (or 6 and 1).

12. Facts and Figures Judaism is the 10th most popular world religion. There are 14 million Jews in the world. There are 300,000 Jews in the UK. They are mainly found in cities such as London, Manchester and Leeds.

13. G-d Jews believe that the name of G-d should not be misused. This means that it is wrong to rub out or deface the name of G-d. To stop His name being disrespected, Jews try not to write it at all. Often His name is written with a dash between the letters ‘G’ and ‘d’. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, which means they believe in just one true G-d. They believe that G-d is the creator and ruler of the universe.

14. Fact File 1) Write “Judaism” as a main heading in your exercise book. 2) Underneath that put a smaller heading of “Fact File”. Draw the two symbols of Judaism. Label them and explain what they represent. 4) From your notes fill in the following facts: Number of Jews worldwide: Number of Jews in UK: Number of Gods: Name of deity written as: ??? (Explain why that is) 5) Stick a map into your book and using the information on page 4 of “The Jewish Experience” use the map to show where the highest numbers of Jews can be found around the world.

16. Extension Task One of the Ten Commandments is that you should not use the Lord’s name in vain. Jews do not like even to write the name “God” in full. What do you think that this shows about how Jews feel about G-d? Are such outward shows important or is it what is in your heart that is important?

17. Plenary If you want to get out of here you need to earn your way out. Close your books up and tell me something that you have learnt that you did not know before you came in.

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