Reflection of Juduasm Essay

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Judaism is a religious tradition with origins dating back nearly four thousand years, rooted in the ancient region of Canaan, which is now known as the land between Israel and Palestine. Judaism did not emerge until the 1st century C.E. Judaism traces its heritage to the covenant God made with Abraham and his lineage that God would make them a sacred people and give them a holy land. The primary characters of Israelite culture include the great patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the prophet Moses, who received God's law at Mt. Sinai. Judaism is a tradition grounded in the religious, ethical, and social laws as they are articulated in the Torah. The Torah is known as the first first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Jews refer to the…show more content…
Christianity and Judaism are different but they are not that much different from each other. You you can say Christianity is Judaism’s little brother because most of Christianity teachings derived from Judaism. This fact forms a mystery, which is how these two relegions can be so close but yet so far away from each other. There are many different ways of practicing Judaism that are amongst us today, and many different types of people that practice them. The traits and traditions that I find to be significant and interesting in Judaism are Hanukkah, a Bar Mitzvah, and The Kashrut. There are many more traits and traditions of Judaism that I favor, and there are many traits and traditions that I might question if I thought about converting to Judaism; however, these are the traditions that I believe to be some of the most widely known traditions throughout the world. My favorite part of Judaism that I would have no problem being a part of would have to be a young man’s Bar Mitzvah. A Bar Mitzvah is a rite of passage for a 13 year old boy to become a man. Why is this something to look forward to? Because for a young boys Bar Mitzvah the boy usually gets a large amount of money. Now this money doesn’t usually come in small amounts; however, it is known to come in six to seven figures all together. This may make an older sister very jealous in a

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