Judaism - Judaism A broad religion Relationship with...

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Judaism A broad religion
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Relationship with God/Torah Jews believe there is only One God Some connect with God through prayer, others see the divine in the majesty of the natural world, others may not think about God on a daily basis The Torahcontains stories and commandments that teach us about life and death. It contains the 10 Commandments as well as the 613 commandments (mitzvot). All Jews consider the 10 Commandments to be the most important commandments in the Torah, though not all Jews adhere to the 613 mitzvot (one of the main differences between the different branches of Judaism).
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The key sacred text is Torah - the 5 books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) written by Moses about 3500 years ago. Next is the Neviim - the Prophets, Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. And the Kethuvim - the Writings - Psalms, Proverbs, etc. On top of that is the Oral Torah of Mishnah said to have been passed down orally from Moses. Then there is the commentary on Mishnah known as Talmud
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course CRIMINAL J cjs 250 taught by Professor Nunly during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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