REL134 Week 2 – Jewish History


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REL134 Week2 Judaism

REL134 Week2: This assignment allows you to learn more about Jewish history by taking a closer look at the holy days, major sects of Judaism, and a particular key person in Jewish history.

Complete Jewish History.

Jewish History

Part 1: Common Holy Days in Jewish Religious Traditions

Complete the table below with information about Jewish holy days. 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.


(September – November)


(December – February)


(March – May)


(June – August)

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

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

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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 one key person in Jewish history
An explanation of one 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
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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.

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