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Lesson Plan-Judaism

Stacy Chemtob
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Stacy Chemtob

on 21 April 2011

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Transcript of Lesson Plan-Judaism

Lesson Plan-Judaism How many Christian holidays can you name? Now, what about Jewish holidays? Percentage of Religions in
the United States (2010)
Christianity: 78.4%
Protestant:51.3 %
Catholic:23.9%

Judaism:1.7%
Buddhist:0.7%
Muslim: 0.6% Hebrew is the offical language spoken by Jews. Meanwhile, less than 9 million people speak it world wide Yiddish is also spoken, a language derived from German and dating back to the 10th century. It is now a dying lanugage; less than 3% of people in the US currently speak it Major holidays: Passover-
celebrates when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt
Matzah is used as a replacement for bread, due to the no time the Israelites had to leaven their bread
Celebrated for 7-8 days Yom Kippur
Considered the most important Jewish holiday of the year
"Day of Atonement"
Refrain from work, fast, and attend synagouge
Torah:
Jewish Bible
Contains all Jewish laws and teachings Synagogue
Jewish house of assembly/prayer
Must have 10 Jewish males present in order to carry out communal worship
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