REL/134 v6

Jewish History

REL/134 v6

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Jewish History

Part 1: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions

Complete the table below with information about Jewish holy days. Identify the following Jewish holy days:  Hanukkah, Passover, Purim, Rosh Hashanah, Shavuot, Sukkot, Yom Kippur and place each holy day in the correct season (time of year). Provide a brief explanation of each holy days identified.

Note: An example has been provided. You may add additional rows or move the text fields to different locations within the table as needed.

Fall

(September – November)

Winter

(December – February)

Spring

(March – May)

Summer

(June – August)

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an 8 day-long Festival of Lights. It is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria, as well as the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Part 2: Major Sects of Judaism

Select three major sects of Judaism to compare and contrast. Identify them in the table below.

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In the table below, list at least two similarities and two differences among the sects of Judaism you selected.

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Part 3: Summary

Write a 525- to 700-word summary that includes the following:

· A description of the life and importance of one key person in Jewish history

· An explanation of one key event in the history of Judaism that is connected to that person

· A description of any rituals, symbols, or sacred texts in Judaism associated with this event or person

· Brief explanation of Jewish ethics

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Include references formatted according to APA guidelines. You may find helpful resources for formatting citations in the Center for Writing Excellence in the University Library.

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