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Judaism Topic Guide

Over 14 million people around the world follow the religion of Judaism. These people are known as Jews.

Judaism originated in Israel, and the city of Jerusalem is very holy for Jewish people. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, meaning that its followers believe in one God.

Teach your children about the Judaism using our handy topic guide!

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Resources

Judaism Facts

  • Judaism is around 4,000 years old.
  • The religion was founded by the prophet Abraham.
  • The six-sided Star of David is the symbol of Judaism.
  • Jewish people worship in a synagogue.
  • The Torah is the holy book of Judaism, it is also important in Christianity as it forms part of the Old Testament in the Bible.

Videos

Life as a Jewish child

11 year old Charlie from Manchester describes his life. This is part of a short series about Charlie from BBC Teach.

Running time: 1:48

The Jewish Story of Moses

An animated retelling of the story of Moses, aimed at younger children.

Running time: 4:18

Judaism

Zoe talks about her beliefs and practices.

Running time: 3:29

The Abrahamic Religions

This lesson clearly explains the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Running time: 4:23

Books

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

Sophie’s two grandmas both make delicious chicken soup, but are they really that different?

The Queen Who Saved Her People

The Purim story retold in rhyme.

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman

Mrs Goldman is so busy knitting hats for everyone else, she has no time to make one for herself. Sophia decides to make one for her.

Welcoming Elijah

A beautiful Passover story.

Anya and the Dragon

A fantasy story for older children set in 10th century Eastern Europe.

Passover Around the World

Find out how Passover is observed in different parts of the world.

Judaism

This high-quality Dorling Kindersley book is full of colourful illustrations and interesting facts about Judaism.

See Inside World Religions

Discover the world’s main religions in this lift-the-flap book.

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