Judaism Information

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Evan Lutz

Mr. Leskusky, Mr. Hontz


11 May 2013


Judaism is the religion practiced by Jews. Judaism originated in Canaan, which is present day Israel. The religion was first started by Israelites, also known as Hebrews, when they migrated from Mesopotamia to Canaan. This happened around the time of Abraham, Israelites forefather, which was around 2000BC to 1800BC. Since that time, Judaism has evolved through historical stages as the intertestamental, rabbinic, and medieval to the nineteenth century with Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism.

In Judaism, the view that Jews have of the creation of the earth is that God created everything. They think that he created heaven, earth, mountains, rivers, and every living thing and that it took God six days to create everything. On the first day, God said "Let there be light" and there was light. On the second day, God made the sky and called it heaven.

On the third day, God created the waters of the earth. The waters formed seas and oceans, lakes and rivers, so that in other parts, the dry land became visible. At God's further command, the earth was made to produce all kinds of plants, grass, and trees, shrubs and flowers. Each contained its own seed for further growth and reproduction. On the fourth day, God made the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars in order to shed light upon the earth. He then set a time for day, night, a week, a month, a year, and a time for each of the four seasons. On the fifth day, God filled the seas with fish and other water animals. God then put into the sky many kinds of birds with many different colors. On the sixth day, God created all the other animals, large and small, those that walk...