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INTRO TO WORLD RELIGION SUBMITTED BY: MARY ROSE PONGCOL SUBMITTED TO: JOHN SENEGZ ASTACAAN
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JUDAISM Judaism is the oldest of the world’s four biggest monotheistic religions. It is also the smallest, with only about 22 million followers around the world. Origin: Jewish history begins with the covenant established between god and Abraham around 1812 BC (over 3,800 years ago) during the Bronze Age, in the Middle East. The Torah (Jewish Law), the primary document of Judaism, was given to the Jews by the Prophet Moses (Moshe) about 3,300 years ago. The Jewish calendar starts with the day when Adam and Eve were created (the sixth day of creation). The place of origin was in Israel and the founder is Abraham. The holy place is in Jerusalem and the sacred building is called Synagogue. Morality: Judaism is a mitzvah-oriented faith which insists that one’s religious convictions be translated into virtuous deeds. Without the underpinnings of faith, there can be no motivation or rationale to live a life of religious observance. We are not contented, however, to have faith confessions remain theoretical. Instead, they become moral challenges and exhortations to man. They express themselves through norms of human behavior and are endowed with practical significance, stimulating us either to do or to abstain, to engage or to withdraw.
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