Conservative Judaism

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"When people around the world were worshiping thunder and wind, the Jews had but one word to say - God." Judaism is one of the three major religions in our society today along with Islam and Christianity. Judaism believes there is only one God who created and presides over the world. Their God is all powerful, all knowing and is in all places at all times. He is also compassionate and just. The Jewish religion is passed on via the mother of a child. If the mother is Jewish, the child is 100% Jewish. According to Jewish law, one will remain a Jew even if they don't practice Judaism or they do not believe in God. The Israelites accepted the Ten Commandments from God at Mount Sinai therefore they devoted themselves to following a code of…show more content…
Conservative Judaism sustains the idea in the Torah came from God, but was interpreted by humans and contains a human element in it. Conservative Judaism generally accepts the required nature of halakhah, but like Reconstructionist Judaism believes that the Law should adapt, taking into account the changes in society while also remaining true to Judaism's values. Orthodox Jews believe that God gave Moses the whole Torah, the written and oral at Mount Sinai. Modern Orthodox Jews follow halakhah very precisely, but still attempt to integrate into modern society. Ultra-Orthodox Jews, like Chasidic Jews, strictly observe Jewish laws and don't attempt to integrate into modern society by dressing traditionally and living separately. Judaism consists of many holidays where Jews celebrate their religious devotion. For example, Hanukkah the festival of lights. Jews light Hanukkah candles to remember the miracle of the oil that burnt for eight days and the miracle of the Maccabees victory. Its said that after three years of fighting, the Maccabees succeeded to drive the Greco-Syrians out of Judea. The lights remind the Jews of the miracles and of the struggle for religious freedom. Also, Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) which is the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur is the only fast day decreed in the Bible. The fast last for 25-hours starting before

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