The Importance Of Judaism And Judaism

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Register to read the introduction… In Leviticus chapter 11 verses 46 through 47, the people of Israel are giving the criteria of what is clean food versus unclean food. It is written, “these are the regulations concerning animals, birds, every living thing that moves about in the water and every creature that moves along the ground. 47 You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.’”(Bible). Whether or not a person was clean or unclean was very important during biblical times. An unclean person was ostracized by the community and was often forced to live alone. Honoring these dietary laws was extremely important part of the Jewish tradition. These dietary laws are still practiced and followed …show more content…
The Islamic religion is extremely ritualized, and requires followers to obeyed by the Five Pillars of Faith “ These pillars are: (1) belief in the unity of God and the prophet hood of Mohammed; (2) prayer; (3) fasting; (4) almsgiving; and (5) pilgrimage” (Islam: The World's Fastest Growing Religion). Within the Five Pillars, we can see common themes that can be found in the Bible. The importance of prayer, fasting and giving to the poor all are seen as important parts of ones daily life for all three of these religions. Honoring and devoting ones life to living a moral life according to the laws is a very important aspect in any religion. In the Old Testament, the Lord gave Moses the Ten Commandments in which the people were to abide by and follow. The Ten Commandments incorporate moral standards, just as the Five Pillars do. They provide an outline as to how people are to live their …show more content…
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