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  1. Whatis Judaism?

  2. Introduction video This short video clip would be an ideal introduction to sources of authority such as the Torah, beliefsand artefacts for a class looking at Judaism http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-shema/3651.html

  3. Key Words Synagogue - The Jewish house of worship. The Torah - The most Holy text in Judaism. A Rabbi - A spiritual leader Bar Mitzvah - Jewish coming of age rituals Kosher – Jewish food law

  4. Liberal Judaism Lily Montagu Association of 30 independent synagogues Torah The Messiah and the afterlife Worship and ritual Gender issues Sexuality Funerals Kosher

  5. Reformed Judaism • One of the most ‘relaxed’ forms of Judaism • The MEZUZAHmarks your home as a Jewish home. It is a sign of Jewish commitment. As you leave the house, stop to kiss the mezuzah.

  6. The reformed Jewish essential prayers. Upon Waking: • Modehanil’fanecha, melechchaiv’kayam, shehechezarta bi nishmatib’chemlah; rabahemunatecha. • (I give thanks to You, O God, eternal and living Ruler, Who in mercy has returned my soul to me; great is Your faithfulness.) While Washing: • Baruch Atah, Adonai, asheryatzar et ha-adamb’chochmah. • We praise You, Eternal God. Thank You for my body. It is a miracle! Before Eating: • Baruch Atah, Adonai, EloheinuMelech ha-olam, hamotzilechem min ha-aretz. • We praise You, Eternal God. Thank You for the food You provide for us to eat.

  7. Orthodox Judaism Strict form of Judaism Believe theres only one God, Hashem Moses was the greatest Phrophet Attempt to follow all 61commandments Torah is absolute law Intermarriage

  8. Orthodox Judaism Go to the Synagogue 3x a day Most wear a Kipah Family Orientated, loving large families Largest population of Orthodox Jews are in Israel Shabbat is their day of rest Have to abide by Kosher food law

  9. Ultra-Orthodox (‘Haredi’) Judaism • Most strict branch of Judaism • Haredi = awe-inspired fear to perform the will of God • 1.3-1.5 million worldwide; mainly in Israel, West Europe and North America • Segregation from modern society to maintain their adherence to Jewish law • Lifestyle • - opposed to TV, phones and • internet • - gender separation in education • and prayer • - very family orientated • Very traditional dress

  10. Useful websites and video clips • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/ • http://www.reonline.org.uk/knowing/what-re/judaism/ • http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/subdivisions/liberal_1.shtml • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shopping-for-pesach/6598.html • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/judaism-at-home/486.html • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-rules-of-judaism/4675.html • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shabbat-part-1of-2/4744.html • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/shabbat-part-2-of-2/4745.html • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHu87vWimTg