Belief systems, or religions are perhaps the strongest force in society. All of these beliefs are important to each religion in there own way. Theyre what make each religion individual and special. Each of these religions had its own beliefs and sacred texts, though all shared some concepts. In the Middle East, the three great world religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam had both share some similarities and differences. .
Judaism, a monotheistic religion, so as Christianity and Islam, originally came from the Hebrews. "They particularly exemplify the fo-cus on developing human capacity in the Sabbath and days of awe. The primary, Holy days that nurture personal lifelong the way. The Sabbath, on a weekly basis, and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippers, an-nually, are the key periods of individual family renewal. These holi-days accomplish their goals primarily by lifting the individual out of a routine that controls, too often, deadens daily life." The Sabbath is their weekly ceremony, held Friday evenings, to celebrate the end of a workweek. Rosh Hashanah Yom Kipper is the core that of being on trial for ones life. During that trial one moves from life through death to renewed life. Also discussed in this paper is Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Hanukkah stands for the temple that burned to the ground. The Jewish people only had an oil lamp to provide light for six nights and seven days. Therefore that is why they celebrate Hanukkah for six nights and seven days. Passover is also discussed. It is a time where Jewish families are to be fasting, no bread or meat. This last one-week. Similar to the Christian Easter celebration. When a Jewish boy turns, age thirteen into an adult Jew they know it as a Bar Mitz-vah. In order for this to happen a young teenage boy must attend Hebrew school. They usually take place a couple times a week. There are three types of Judaism worship Orthodox, Conservative, and Re-form.