The good thing about Judaism is that Jews believe that God created everything including human nature. They believe that God is everywhere and knows everything. They believe that when they die, God will judge them, and either is rewarded or punished for how they lived their life. One of the most important aspects of Judaism is the belief in God. Judaism is a religion practiced by many people all over the world.
The Sabbat is their weekly ceremony, held Friday evenings, to celebrate the end of a work week. Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kipper is the core that of being on trial for ones life. During that trial one moves from life through death to renewed life. Also discussed in this paper is Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Hanukkah stands for the temple that burned to the ground.
Similarly, in America Easter month is the same as it is in Kosova. However, here in America they don’t follow the Christian traditions as much as they do in Kosova. The eggs are symbol color used on Easter. For example, red eggs symbolize Christ’s blood on the cross. Although, the food is traditional, in America some families prepare an Easter ham.
The concept of the oneness of God, is expressed through the Shema which is an affirmation of faith Jews proclaim, commencing with “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.”- Deuteronomy 6:4. This declaration reminds Jews that they should be solely devoted to one God as he is personal and interacts with the world and human beings. Despite all Jewish adherents merely believing in ‘One God’, Hasidic Judaism and The Reform Judaism Movement maintain differing interpretations regarding the perception of the almighty God sending a messiah. This principle foundation is evident in the Nevi’im, “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.”- Malachi 3:1.
Today there are Jewish people living in countries all over the world with several different religious branches having emerged, each with their own customs and traditions they have adapted over time. As a result, being Jewish can mean different things, such as merely being born to a Jewish woman, just being part of the culture without observing the Jewish laws or attending services, or by following a strict religious way of life daily (Langley 6, 44). The Hebrew Bible is a record of God’s approach to His people. Israel was made to be a Holy People. Judaism is God’s quest for man, as more statements are found in the Bible about God’s love for Israel than about Israel’s love for God.
The Jewish religion is passed on via the mother of a child. If the mother is Jewish, the child is 100% Jewish. According to Jewish law, one will remain a Jew even if they don’t practice Judaism or they do not believe in God. The Israelites accepted the Ten Commandments from God at Mount Sinai therefore they devoted themselves to following a code of law which regulates both how they worship and how they should treat other people. The Ten Commandments were given to Abraham and they serve as a moral code not only for the Jews but for all of society.
Every Saturday of the week is called Shabbat and is described as the day that God used as a day to rest after creating the world. There are also three traditional “Pilgrimage festivals”. Passover and season of rejoicing are both eight-day fruit harvested festival that celebrate Israelites success while Festival of weeks is a wheat-harvest festival that commemorates God’s revelation of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In the modern state of Israel a few other national Holidays are acknowledged to commemorate a historical event. These holidays include Jerusalem day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and day of the Shoah.
In fact, Yom Kippur is so important that what is taught then should be put into practice every day. According to Hebcal.com, the first Yom Kippur happened approximately on September 3rd, 1141 BCE. This came before the end of the first Yovel, on September 14, 1134 BCE, although none would guess that the gap between the creation of the most sacred holiday in the Jewish world and the creation of law only observed nine times is a mere seven years. Seven years. Which brings us back to shemita.
Each of the dual commandments, to remember and to observe, are linked extensively to the Torah, Talmud and Commandments divinely revealed through one God. History of the story of Creation in Genesis and Exodus out of slavery in Egypt for the people of Israel is remembered to reference the Covenant, Moral Law and prohibitions as principle beliefs of Judaism. The eagerly awaited weekly rituals of Shabbat distinguish a day of rest from the working week to bring a sense of spirituality, belonging and gratitude to God in a dynamic society. Shabbat originates from the books of Genesis and Exodus in the Torah, which form the first commandment, Zakhor, meaning to remember. God created the Earth, night and day, plants, animals and humans from nothing for six days and on the seventh day; God finished his creation and rested.
In the United States it is estimated that today approximately 21% of Jews identify themselves as Orthodox (United Jewish Communities, 2003). The essential principle of Orthodox Judaism is Torah min Hashamayim, which mens that the Torah and all its commentaries and interpretations are divinely revealed (Einstein& Kukoff, 1989, p. 151). According to Orthodox Judaism because all the laws and traditions of Judaism are of direct and divine origin, they must be followed by all Jews. This strict observance of laws and traditions is the main foundation that Orthodox Judaism is based on and contains many rules that dictate the life of an Orthodox Jew. The most basic of these rules is the insistence of living a mitzvah centered life.