Research Paper On Jewish Religion

2032 Words9 Pages
Judaism xxxxxxxx Hum130 Athalene Mcnay February 6, 2009   The life and struggles of the Jewish people have not been unknown to the world, since religion began the Jewish culture and religion has been criticized, and chastised for their beliefs and practices much like many other religions. Jesus Christ was Hebrew by decent and in many ways practiced this religion. Does this mean Jesus wasn’t a Christian? There is a lot of debate over this some of which I will try to explain but the main focus will be Judaism now and in the past. I will compare and scrutinize the Jewish religion to Christianity and the fundamentals that make up both religions. A little history lesson on Judaism is needed to understand the struggles that the Hebrew…show more content…
Abramson, “A great history of the Jewish people, role models for younger Jews, the ability to choose how you want to practice Judaism in the form of conservative, liberal, or Orthodox.” “How has Judaism changed your life?” “The chance to help other people, starting a temple, guiding students.” “What is a Bat Mitzvah and how long has it been around?” “It is a coming of age ceremony Bat Mitzvah for boys and Bar Mitzvah for girls. It can be done at any age but usually around 13 for both age groups. The boy’s ceremony has been around since the 13th century and was originally described as a blessing. The girl’s ceremony started around the 18th century.” “What are the important holidays and traditions associated with Judaism?” “There are holidays and then there are festivals. Most of the holidays are holy days; Rashashanna, Yon Kipper, festivals include; Sukkoth, Hanukah which was based 40 years after a few soldiers overcame a huge Syrian force, and is a celebration of religious freedom, Passover, Simphat Torah, “How has Judaism changed throughout the last few centuries?” “Have these changes been positive or…show more content…
Though in my opinion Judaism came first I do not believe there is one right or wrong religion. They both equally share some trials and tribulations, and the many forms of Christianity leads me to believe that it is also not the perfect religions and there are people out there that do not always agree with the traditional form of it. Was Jesus Hebrew? Yes. Was he Jewish? That is still debatable no one knows for sure whether or not he even existed as a real person. If he was real during that time he probably, as a Hebrew, practiced some form of Judaism. How would he have practiced a religion based on his own existence? I have learned a lot from this course especially tolerance and been a little bit humbled by the experience. A lot of people have died for their religious freedom, something that has been going on since people have practiced religion. Hopefully someday in the future we will all learn that tolerance is the best way to practice our
Open Document