Create a PowerPoint Presentation geared toward teaching a younger person (9-14) about Judaism. Your presentation must contain at least 10 slides and include speaker's notes that describe what you would say if you were actually presenting it to an audience.Your presentation should cover each of these topic
1. Relationship with God/Torah
2. History of Key Sacred Texts
3. Ten Commandments
5. The Nation of Israel
6. Different Sects of Judaism
7. The Holocaust
8. & 9. Sacred Practices and/or holidays
10. Judaism today
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One approach to helping with an assignment like this one is to provide points under each heading for you to consider and notes, which you can transfer to each PowerPoint slide. This is the approach this response will take. Think of this as a tentative outline that you can tweak to fit your own presentation style. I included a lot of information to consider for notes, so please keep what fits and remember writing it in as simple language as necessary for the age of your audience.
To get a basic understanding of Judaism, consider the bare essentail of Judaism:
· 3500 years old
· Began in the Middle East
· Founded by Abraham and Moses
· Parent faith of Christianity
· Jews believe that there is only one God
· Jews believe that the Jewish People are specially chosen by God
· Jews worship in Synagogues, their spiritual leaders are called Rabbis
· The Jewish Holy book is the Hebrew Bible, or Tanakh, especially the first 5 books, called The Torah
· 12 million followers, most in Israel and the USA
· 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust in an attempt to wipe out Judaism (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/chaplaincy/judaism.htm).
The following 10 topics can be your slides titles. Let's take a closer look:
Slide 1. Relationship with God/Torah
· One God
o Created the Universe
o God continues to work in the world
o Individual and Personal Relationship
o "Covenant Relationship" (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/chaplaincy/judaism.htm).
· Jews believe that there is a single God who not only created the universe, but with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.
· They believe that God continues to work in the world, affecting everything that people do.
· The Jewish relationship with God is a "covenant" relationship. This means that because God does many good deeds to the people, in exchange they do a good deed for God
· The Jews keep God's laws
· The Jews seek to bring holiness into every aspect of their lives.
Who is a Jew? Jews believe that a Jew is someone who is the child of a Jewish mother, and who has not adopted another faith. Someone who isn't born a Jew can convert to Judaism, but it is not easy to do so. (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/service/chaplaincy/judaism.htm).
Slide 2. History of Key Sacred Texts
· The Jewish Holy book is the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh
· First five books: The Torah (e.g. Moses)
· Also the oral Torah: Talmud (http://www.jewfaq.org/movement.htm).
· Jewish Law (Halakhah): e.g. mitzvot from the Torah , etc.
§ The Hebrew Bible and the Written Torah: is referred to as the Tanakh.
§ The Jewish Bible more or less corresponds to what non-Jews call the "Old Testament."
§ The word "Torah" is a tricky one, because it can mean different things in different contexts. For some, "Torah" refers to the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
§ But the word "torah" can also be used to refer to the entire Jewish bible (the body of scripture known to non-Jews as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Written Torah), or in its broadest sense, to the whole body of Jewish law and teachings. (http://www.jewfaq.org/movement.htm).
§ Oral Torah: In addition to the written scriptures we have an "Oral Torah," a tradition explaining what the above scriptures mean and how to interpret them and apply the Laws. This tradition was maintained only in oral form until about the 2d century C.E., when the oral law was compiled and written down in a document called the Mishnah. Over the next few centuries, additional commentaries elaborating on the Mishnah were written down in Jerusalem and Babylon. These additional commentaries are known as the Gemara. The Gemara and the Mishnah together are known as the Talmud. This was completed in the 5th century C.E. 9http://www.jewfaq.org/torah.htm#Talmud)
§ See http://www.jewfaq.org/torah.htm#Talmud
§ Halakhah: is made up of mitzvot from the Torah, laws instituted by the rabbis, and long-standing customs (minhag). All of these have the status of Jewish law and all are binding, though there are differences in the way they are applied (http://www.jewfaq.org/halakhah.htm).
Slide 3. Ten Commandments
§ God wrote on the two stone tablets (Exodus 20)
§ Moses brought down from Mount Sinai (Exodus 31:18)
· E.g. God smashed e.g. worshiping the golden calf (Exodus 32:19).
§ Accepted by Israelites
§ Moral code of behavior (e.g., worship only God, etc) ...
This solution provides help with creating a PowerPoint Presentation about Judaism, including points for 10 slides and notes, on various aspects of Judaism e.g. relationship with God/Torah, history of key sacred texts, Ten Commandments, Jerusalem, the Nation of Israel, different Sects of Judaism, the Holocaust , Sacred Practices and/or holidays and Judaism today.