Module 2 Discussion – Judaism
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In your reading of Chapter 10 – Encountering Judaism: The Way of God’s People as well as the other readings for the week, you have gained a better understanding of the central themes of Judaism. As you learned more about the religion, you may have noticed the many similarities that Judaism shares with Christianity as the relationship between the two religions is rather unique. Christianity is rooted in Judaism historically, scripturally, liturgically, and even theologically. No two major world religions have so much in common. Below are a handful of the common elements shared by these two religions, however, it is important to note that even though these religions share several common elements, they articulate them differently. Last week, we expounded upon how some of these themes are understood in the context of Catholicism and now you will describe how they are understood in Judaism.
Note: Yahveh is the most accurate pronunciation of the holiest name of God. Because of the 2nd Commandment (Exodus-Shemot 20:7), most Jews never say it; instead, they substitute either Adonai or HaShem. [Yahweh & Jehovah are popular but erroneous pronunciations.]
Select two themes from the list below and present the Jewish teaching on the chosen theme.
- Jewish Understanding of God
- Pain and Suffering
- Freedom and Free Will
Each selected theme must:
- Your initial post should be at least 150 words. Incorporate different sources, formatted, and cited as the instructor indicated in the announcements.
Your assignment will be graded according to the following rubric: Rubric – Judaism Discussion.pdf