World Religions Report

World Religions Report
Tiffany Dion
Judith Montoya

    Religion has been an important part of history for thousands of years. Judaism is one of the oldest religions, founded in Israel, and the primary religion discussed in this paper and soon to be briefly compared to Hinduism. Between the years 1900-1700BCE, Judaism began with a man named Abraham whom made a covenant with God, this made him a patriarch. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, meaning the worship of only one God. God expects Jews to be obedient. According to Axia College Week Four Supplement (2005), God is thought as a loving Father, who is nonetheless infinitely majestic, sometimes revealing divine power when the children need chastising” (p.263).The Tanakh is the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament, which tells the Jewish Biblical history with stories of the creation of the world, stories of the other patriarchs, matriarchs and Moses, who is known as the man who spoke to God. The Tanakh also explains the Ten Commandments, which are God’s moral and ethical laws. God told Moses these laws to tell his people and have them live by these laws to go to Heaven. Prophets are people who hear God’s warnings about those who do not obey the commandments. Other Jewish scriptures include the Torah, the Nevi'im, the Ketuvim, the Talmud, the Mishnah’s, and the Gemara is like an encyclopedia that has comments from hundreds of Rabbis explaining the Mishnah and other historical and sociological material. A Rabbi dedicates his, or her, life to teaching the word of God in the scriptures. This paper will tell more Jewish history, along with a summary of an interview with a Rabbi, then compared and contrasted with Hinduism because of the diverse difference and interesting motives of the Hindu beliefs. Even though Hinduism and Judaism are completely different religions, both have morals that would make the world a better place if everyone dedicated the way they do.
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