Jewish History Part 1: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious

Jewish History 

Part 1: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions

Complete the table below with information about common Jewish holy days (such as Rosh Hashanah or Passover). Identify at least seven Jewish religious holy days and place each holy day in the correct season (time of year). Provide a brief explanation of each holy day you 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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Example:

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 3 major sects of contemporary Judaism to compare and contrast. Identify them in the table below.

Sect of Judaism

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Sect of Judaism

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In the table below, list at least 2 similarities and 2 differences among the sects of Judaism you selected. 

Similarities

Differences

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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 1 key person in Jewish history (person must be from a historical figure from Judaism, such as Abraham, Isaiah, or Josephus.) 
  • An explanation of 1 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

Summary

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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.

References

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