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Judaism by Mind Map: Judaism

1. Core Beliefs

1.1. Believed in a single God who created the universe

1.2. Believed humans could have a personal relationship with God

1.3. Believed God affects everything people do

1.4. Believed in the community

1.5. Believed that after death, the soul is connected to God until resurrection, where it is reconnected to its body

1.6. 10 Commandments

1.6.1. 1. I am the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt

1.6.2. 2. You shall have no other gods besides me

1.6.3. 3. You shall no take the name of the Lord in vain

1.6.4. 4. Keep the Sabbath holy

1.6.5. 5. Honor your mother and father

1.6.6. 6. You shall not murder

1.6.7. 7. You shall not commit adultery

1.6.8. 8. You shall not steal

1.6.9. 9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor

1.6.10. 10. You shall not covet your neighbor´s wife, house, or servant.

2. Political and Social Impact

2.1. Monotheism, or belief in a single God and everything is the will of God

2.2. A Weekend-Six days of work and one day of worship

2.3. Equality Under the Law-Laws were not based on social status and gender

2.4. Court Systems-Created Upper and Lower courts

2.5. Animal Rights

2.6. Crop Rotation-Growing different crops on the same land year after year

2.7. Public School

2.8. Monetary Damages-Fines or money paid for damaging property or breaking a law

3. Religious Art

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4. Religious Artifact

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5. Sacred Texts

5.1. Jews use The Hebrew Bible, which is also called the Tanakh.

5.2. Moses was the one who wrote the sacred writings of the Jewish religion in The Torah. The Torah comes from the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.

5.3. The Talmud was considered the "Oral Torah".

5.4. The Talmud writings interpreted, used and told of Scriptures from the Torah. It was orally told to Moses before it eventually was written down.

5.5. Midrash sacred texts came from sermons.

6. Origin/Founder

6.1. Origins began 4000 years ago

6.2. Originated in Canaan, between Jordan River and Mediterranean, present day Israel and Palestinian territories

6.3. Main founder: Moses

6.4. However, Jews can track lineage to Abraham who lived between 2000 and 1800 BCE

6.5. More modern Judaism began to emerge in 1st century CE

6.6. Influenced by Canaanite, Hittite, and Babylonian cultures

7. Where did it spread an why?

7.1. At first, God spoke to Abraham and told him to leave Mesopotamia.

7.2. Abraham had to make a long journey but was promised a powerful empire. He then arrived in Canaan.

7.3. The Hebrews then spread to Egypt, where they got enslaved. Eventually they escaped.


7.5. Judaism originated in Israel about 4,000 years ago.

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