judaism2 - Judaism is A 4000 year old tradition with ideas...

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Judaism is… “A 4000 year old tradition with ideas about what it means to be human and how to make the world a holy place” (Rabbi Harold Kushner, To Life ) A “covenant relationship” between God and the Hebrew people A celebration and sanctification of life A faith, a people, a way of life…
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A 4000 year old tradition… The Patriarchs: Abraham, I saac, Jacob (“I srael”) – origins of the Hebrew people (more than 3800 years ago) Enslaved in ancient Egypt and freed by Moses (more than 3300 years ago) Hebrew monarchy in the “Promised Land” (The Land of I srael), ends 6th century BCE
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As a faith, Jews Believe… I n one God, creator of the universe, personal but non-corporeal I n prophets of old – especially Moses, through whom Torah was revealed to the Hebrew people I n Torah (first five books of the Bible), containing religious, moral and social law which guides the life of a Jew the Hebrew Bible does not include the New Testament
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As a people, Jews are… A nation in Diaspora (dispersed)
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