Goal: To discover how Judaism was preserved even after the Hebrews lost their homeland.
Task 1: Please visit: http://regentsprep.org/Regents/global/themes/beliefsystems/judaism.cfm and answer the following questions.
- What does it mean that Judaism is a monotheistic religion?
- Who was the founder of Judaism?
- What is a Jewish place of worship called?
- What is the person called who leads a Jewish service?
- What are the Ten Commandments?
Task 2: The Torah Tells…
Please visit: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/torah_tells/pages/handout1.html and answer the following questions.
- What are some of the foods that the ancient Hebrews ate?
- What kind of animals did the Hebrews have? How were they used?
- What kind of cloth did the Hebrews have?
- Did the ancient Hebrews own slaves? How do you know?
- The ancient Hebrews prayed to God by making sacrifices or offerings. What is a sacrifice?
- What did they offer?
- Which tools or weapons are mentioned?
- What is one way that ancient Hebrews gave Tzedakah? (Helping the poor)
- What did the Hebrews live in?
- What uses did olive oil have?
Task 3: Explain the Jewish faith's evolution after Moses and King David
Please visit: http://www.jewfaq.org/toc.htm and answer the following questions.
- The day of the week the Sabbath for followers of Judaism is:
- The symbol of Judaism is called a:
- The country of origin for Judaism is called:
- Give four traits of the Jewish messiah:
- What language do most Jews around the world pray?
- If your father is Jewish and you believe in everything about Judaism, are you considered Jewish? Why or why not?
When you are done with the webquest, please sketch a drawing or symbol that represents the Jewish faith.