Christianity and Judaism were both founded around 1200 B.C. according to a series of books known as the
Torah, which are five books of Moses or the Old Testament. The Old Testament describes the rise of the Isralites
and their agreement with God that both sides will be faithful to one another and their journey to the land promised by
God. Both religions only believe in one God. They also believe in the messiah. Also they believe in other spiritual
beings such as angels and demons.
Judaism is also very different from Christianity. Their beliefs consist of observance, spirituality, and morality
which they believe to enhance both daily and spiritual life. They also have their own sacred language called Hebrew
and it's also the central text. Judaism teaches that the messiah is ment to come, which they believe will be a
desendent of King David, and some believe the messiah won't come until all of the imperfections in the world have
been repaired. The Jews also believe that doing good deeds will take away their sins. According to the Torah there
are 613 good deeds. They are also commanded to pray 3 times a day to mark the cycle of the day.
Judaism also has very many celebrations. They believe that boys should be circumcised (brit milah) eight
days after birth. Boys and girls get Hebrew names. St the age of 12 or 13 they have a Bat Mitzvah which is the
transition from childhood to adulthood. At the Bat Mitzvah the boys have to read from the Torah in front of their
Jewish comminuty and girls don't read from it but they talk about the weekly Torah portion. At weddings they break a
glass to show the fragile nature of existence and all the imperfect in the world. When someone dies there is no wake
and the burial takes place as soon as possible. An individual must also always accompany the deceased
which they consider
a very high honor. The body is wrapped in a white shroud and is laid to rest in a...
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