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Judaism by Mind Map: Judaism

1. Beliefs and Believers

1.1. Big Questions

1.1.1. Afterlife - reunited with family members who have died

1.1.2. Creation - God created the world, first the skies and land, then mankind on the sixth day

1.2. Transcendent

1.2.1. God that is beyond the world

1.3. Monotheistic

1.3.1. Belief in one God

1.4. Come in the form of doctrines and tenets

1.5. Links the Jewish community (belivers) together

1.5.1. Synagogue - place of worship, but is also used as a place to study, and often as a community centre as well

2. Sacred Texts and Writing

2.1. Consists of fundamental doctrines expressed by sacred writings

2.1.1. Key Beliefs

2.1.1.1. Monotheism

2.1.1.2. Identity

2.1.1.3. Covenant

2.2. Examples

2.2.1. Tanakh

2.2.1.1. Contains exciting stories and beautiful poetry, beginning with the creation of the world.

2.2.2. Torah

2.2.2.1. Pentateuch - the five books of Moses, written in Hebrew and contains the fundamentals of judaism religion

2.3. Narrative and Mythic Dimension

3. Morals and Ethics

3.1. Based on key beliefs

3.1.1. Beliefs are incorporated into ethics

3.1.2. Ethics are a result of beliefs to help follow them

3.2. Guides and rules which influence the activities of daily life

3.3. Contain features of doctrines which come in the form of laws and rules

3.3.1. The Ten Commandments

3.3.1.1. 1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain 4. Remember the sabbath day and keep it holy 5. Honour thy father and thy mother 6. Thou shalt not kill 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery 8. Thou shalt not steal 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour 10. Thou shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's

3.3.2. Book of Proverbs

3.4. Doctrinal and Philosophical Dimension

3.5. An ethical and Legal Dimension

4. Rituals and Ceremonies

4.1. Examples

4.1.1. Circumcision (covenant of Abraham)

4.1.2. Bar and bat mitzvah

4.1.2.1. The recognition that a boy or girl can now consciously observe the commandments

4.1.3. Dietary laws (Kosher foods)

4.1.3.1. Certains foods are prohibited to be eaten together according to the Torah

4.1.4. Marriage

4.2. Strengthens the connection between adherents and God

4.3. Doctrines are expressed

4.3.1. Circumcision is the covenant of Abraham with his descendants

4.4. Practical and Ritual Dimension