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Can someone give me ideas I have to do a powerpoint presentation about Judaism to a younger person ages 9-14.
Judaism began about 3000 BCE when Abraham led his people to believe in one God.
Moses was a Jewish prophet who gave us the Ten Commandments as he received them from God.
The Ten Commandments are among the most important beliefs of Judaism.
The site of Solomon's temple in Jerusalem in Israel is a sacred place for Jews.
The sacred writings of the Jews is the Torah. It's part of the Christian Bible in the Old Testament.
Jews believe that God is all-knowing and vengeful.
Jesus was Jewish. He tried to reform Judaism.
The Jews were persecuted and had to move to other countries. This is called the Diaspora.
About 75% of Europe's Jews were killed by the Germans in World War II. This is called the Holocaust.
Israel is a Jewish nation, established afer WW II.
This is how I would present Judaism to children. You may want to emphasize different points.
Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. The religion of the ancient Hebrews and their descendants the Jews, it is based, according to the Hebrew Bible, on a covenant between God and Abraham about 2000 BCE, and the renewal of the covenant with Moses about 1200 BCE. It is one of the first recorded monotheistic faiths, and it is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. The values and history of the Jewish people are a major part of the foundation of other Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Islam, as well as Samaritanism and the Bahá'í Faith.
Judaism has seldom, if ever, been monolithic in practice (although it has always been monotheistic in theology), and differs from many religions in that its central authority is not vested in any person or group but rather in its writings and traditions. Despite this, Judaism in all its variations has remained tightly bound to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief that there is a single, omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to be involved in its governance. According to traditional Jewish belief, the God who created the world established a covenant with the Jewish people, and revealed his laws and commandments to them in the form of the Torah. The practice of Judaism is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as written in the Torah, as well as those found in the Talmud. As of 2006, adherents of Judaism numbered around 14 million followers, making it the world's eleventh-largest organized religion.
edit all this and you will find what to tell to your students