The Books of the Three Major Religions in Southwest Asia

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Three major religions have ties to Southwest Asia. All three of those religions also have ties to one city, Jerusalem. The three religions are Judaism, Christianity, and finally Islam. The people who practice Judaism are called Jews, the people who practice Christianity are called Christians, and the people who practice Islam are called Muslims. All of these religions are widely practiced in Southwest Asia. They all are alike in some ways and different.

Judaism started in a desert in Southwest Asia. A man named Abraham is the one that started this religion. God promised Abraham to be the father of many people and to give Abraham the holy land which is now Israel. The symbol is the Star of David. It is a relatively new symbol in the church. The book that is called the Bible in Christianity is called the Torah in Judaism. In Judaism women are equal to men, but they are separate. They have different roles and responsibilities than men have. 37% of Jews live in Israel, the land promised to Abraham by God. While 46% of Jews live in North America. Europe is where 12% of the Jews live, the rest are spread out over Asia and the Southern Hemispheres. Judaism has many holy days, the most Holy is Yom Kippur, other days include Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, and Passover.

Christian was started by the son of Abraham, Isaac. Although Isaac started it, it is based on the teachings and actions of a man named Jesus Christ. They believe that Jesus is the son of God. The three major branches of

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