REL134 Week 2 Discussion – Exploring Judaism
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Last week you established a definition for religion and examined the role it plays in society. In Week 2, you explore the history, major sects, and religious traditions of Judaism.
Based on the activities in class this week, respond to the following questions:
• Discuss the influence of Judaism on the Western world and provide examples of this influence.
• Discuss and provide examples of the differences among beliefs of Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, and Reconstructionist Jews.
• What, if any, threats do Judaic traditions face in a more secular world?