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Jews and Judaism
What do they believe?
Tallit and Kippah
The Tallit is the prayer shawl
The Kippah is the skull cap worn by men in the
Torah and Yad
The Torah is the Jewish Holy writing – it is a scroll and is
the same as the first five books in the Christian Bible.
The yad is used to point to the words as it cannot be
touched by hands.
Seder plate and Matzah
The Seder plate is used for Pesach- a celebration
Matzah are crackers eaten at Pesach (Passover)
Channukiah and Mezuzah
Channukiah is the candlestick used at the
festival of light- Channukkah.
Mezuzah are fastened to door posts. They have
the Shema written inside.
The Shema (Sh’mah) is a very important
prayer which Jewish people say 3 times a
It reminds them of what they believe.
(Jews think that the name of God is too
special to write down –sometimes it is
written like this – G*d or Adonai)
What the Shema tells Jews.
There is only 1 G*d
G*d is good and loves them and they
should love G*d.
G*d’s rules apply to every part of life.
Children should be taught about the
What have you learnt?
Now, with your partner,
write on a whiteboard
something you have
learnt about the Jewish
What is the same as
Christianity or Sikhism?
What is different?
Good work !!!