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Judaism is followed by 13 million people worldwide. It’s religious book is The Torah and their place of worship is known as a synagogue.




Jews believe that God tells them in the Torah (Jewish Holy book) the way of life that they must follow. The Torah says God wants the people of Israel to walk in His ways, to love Him, and to serve Him, and to keep God’s commandments.




Daily Way of Life


Jews who follow the religious rules called "kashrut" only eat some types of food that are prepared by special rules. Food that a Jew can eat is called kosher food.  Traditional Jews are very careful about kashrut. They usually cannot eat many foods in non-kosher restaurants or in the home of someone who does not keep kosher.





Shabbat is the most important day of the week for Jews, because it is a day on which we remember that God created the world and everything in it. God created the world in six days, but on the seventh day, Shabbat, He rested, and, like Him, we also rest on Shabbat.  

Shabbat begins at sunset on Friday and ends at nightfall on Saturday. It is a very precious time: a time for peace, harmony and relaxation that we do not have on other days of the week.

During Shabbat, Jews cannot light a fire, go to work, do homework, clean, cook, travel in a car to name just a few.