What should I
know about Judaism?
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Answer: In the curriculum,
the Jewish religion is not tested on as much as events such as the
pogroms or Holocaust. Still, you should know:
1. Monotheism means a belief in
2. The Torah is the sacred
text. It includes the Five Books of the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the second Book, Exodus, Moses is handed the Ten Commandments
3. The Kingdom of Israel was
established around 1000 BC, and Jerusalem was its capital. Strong
Hebrew Kings were David and Solomon. Solomonís Temple was destroyed by the
4. Jews were kicked out of the
Roman Empire around 135 AD. They then scattered throughout the
world. This was known as the Diaspora.
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