Judaism Essay | Beliefs and Rituals of Judaism

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Beliefs and Rituals of Judaism

Summary: Facts about the Jewish religion, including its origins with Abraham and its practices and traditions, such as Passover.
Judaism is a very diverse religion that began around 2000 BCE. Judaism began when God establish a covenant with Abraham. Jews celebrate many unique and diverse festivals. The Jewish Scriptures are very different to the Christian Scriptures. There are many different forms of Judaism that have branched off of the original that was formed by Abraham. Jews have very different beliefs compared to other religions.

Jewish practices include attending the annual festivals. The Passover is held every spring to recall the escape out of slavery in Egypt. One of six ritual meals is eaten in each observant home. The first meal is the Karpas, vegetables dipped in salt water to recalls the salty tears shed during slavery. There is also the Maror, bitter herbs that symbolize the bitterness of slavery. The third meal is the Chazeret, it is bitter vegetables also to symbolize the bitterness of...

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