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Ch 6: Overview of Judaism

About This Chapter

The Overview of Judaism chapter of this History of Major World Religions Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study central doctrines and figures linked to Judaism. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with Judaism.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Judaism material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the history of Judaism. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with Judaism
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about world religions (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Judaism chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Judaism chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any world religion question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Judaism for a standard world religion course. Topics covered include:

  • Basic beliefs of the Hebrews
  • Historical analysis of the Jewish belief system
  • The rise of anti-Semitism
  • Overview of Jewish denominations
  • Outline of various Jewish holidays and traditions

18 Lessons in Chapter 6: Overview of Judaism
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

1. The Hebrews and Their Beliefs

This lesson covers the Hebrews and their beliefs. We look at the core tenets of Judaism and explore some of the stories from the Torah. Finally, we see how the Hebrews' history of oppression impacted their religion and the world today.

The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

2. The Jewish Belief System: Description, Elements & History

This lesson will explore the ancient religion of Judaism, the faith of the Jewish people. In doing so, it will highlight the concept of monotheism, Yahweh's covenant with Abraham and the Jewish texts of law.

Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

3. Christian Antisemitism in Medieval Europe

Medieval Europe was predominantly full of Christian societies, but not all citizens were Christians. In this lesson, we'll talk about anti-Semitic policies and fears that characterize European societies for over a millennium.

Jewish Denominations: Examples & History

4. Jewish Denominations: Examples & History

Judaism is a major world religion, but like all religions, it has its denominations. In this lesson, we'll explore the major denominations of Judaism and see how they differ.

Jewish Holidays and Rituals: Examples & History

5. Jewish Holidays and Rituals: Examples & History

This lesson will focus on the well-known Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the Passover. In doing this, it will highlight the blowing of the shofar, the Jewish liberation from Egypt, and the Seder meal.

Tribe of Dan: History, Symbol & Descendants

6. Tribe of Dan: History, Symbol & Descendants

Samson, the strong and wise judge of the Israelites, is one of the most famous figures in the Hebrew Bible. He is a descendant from the tribe of Dan, which you can read more about in this lesson.

Tribe of Reuben: History, Symbol & Descendants

7. Tribe of Reuben: History, Symbol & Descendants

Have you ever wondered why Reuben, the eldest of Jacob's sons, did not inherit the leadership of Israel and eventually seemed to disappear? Get some answers to these and other questions in this lesson.

Tribe of Simeon: History, Symbol & Facts

8. Tribe of Simeon: History, Symbol & Facts

The tribe of Simeon has a history of deceit and murder, which resulted in the lack of an inheritance for its founder and subsequent tribe. Learn more about this story and the symbols used to reflect it in this lesson.

Tribe of Levi: History, Symbol & Descendants

9. Tribe of Levi: History, Symbol & Descendants

The tribe of Levi is one of the most important tribes of Israel, being the tribe from which the religious authorities came. Read more in this lesson about the tribe of Levi's history, symbols, and descendants.

Tribe of Judah: History & Descendants

10. Tribe of Judah: History & Descendants

The tribe of Judah is one of the great 12 tribes of ancient Israel. This lesson will examine the history of the tribe as well as link to the descendants of the group.

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: Symbol & Meaning

11. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah: Symbol & Meaning

Lions are often used to symbolize authority, strength, or dominance. Judaism uses this symbol to represent one of its most important tribes, the tribe of Judah, which you can read more about in this lesson.

Tribe of Issachar: History, Symbol & Facts

12. Tribe of Issachar: History, Symbol & Facts

Each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel had its own role in the region. In this lesson, we'll see what the Tribe of Issachar was responsible for and the relevance of Issachar's role.

Tribe of Zebulun: History, Symbol & Characteristics

13. Tribe of Zebulun: History, Symbol & Characteristics

There were twelve tribes of Israel, each defined by the personality of its founder. In this lesson, we'll get to know Zebulun, and see how his life established the basis for his future tribe.

Tribe of Naphtali: Symbol, History & Facts

14. Tribe of Naphtali: Symbol, History & Facts

There were twelve tribes of Israel, and each one had its own unique characteristics. In this lesson, we're going to check out the Tribe of Naphtali and see how their founder defined their destiny.

Tribe of Gad: Symbol, History & Facts

15. Tribe of Gad: Symbol, History & Facts

Each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel had its own unique personality and role. In this lesson, we'll check out the Tribe of Gad and see how it reflected the life of its founder.

Tribe of Asher: History, Symbol & Descendants

16. Tribe of Asher: History, Symbol & Descendants

One of the foundational moments in Jewish history is the formation of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. In this lesson, we'll get to know the Tribe of Asher and see what happened to them.

Tribe of Joseph: Symbol & Split

17. Tribe of Joseph: Symbol & Split

Joseph was instrumental in saving people from famine, always forgiving, and one of Jacob's favorite children - so why was his tribe split? Learn more about this split and the subsequent tribes in this lesson.

Tribe of Benjamin: Characteristics, Symbol & History

18. Tribe of Benjamin: Characteristics, Symbol & History

Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob and had a unique experience. In this lesson, we'll explore Benjamin's life and the tribe that bore his name.

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