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Monotheistic

 

Founded: About 1000 BCE

 

Origin: Kingdoms of Israel and Judah

 

Sacred Texts: The Torah, the Hebrew Bible, and the Talmud

 

Followers: Jews, Jewish People

 

Current Population: 15 million

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Introduction to Judaism

What Is Judaism?

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Core Beliefs

Ten Commandments

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols or images in the form of God.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not kill.
  7. You shall not be unfaithful to your spouse.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not lie.
  10. You shall not desire anything or anyone that does not belong to you.

 

13 Principles of Faith

  1. God exists
  2. God is one and unique
  3. God is incorporeal
  4. God is eternal
  5. Prayer is to be directed to God alone and to no other
  6. The words of the prophets are true
  7. Moses' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets
  8. The Torah and the Talmud were given to Moses
  9. There will be no other Torah
  10. God knows the thoughts and deeds of men
  11. God will reward the good and punish the wicked
  12. The Messiah will come
  13. The dead will be resurrected

via http://www.jewfaq.org/beliefs.htm

Ms. Elizabeth Gartley | Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School | 240 Ocean Street | South Portland, Maine | 04106 | Tel: 207-799-7386