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A Torah scroll, comprising the first five books of the Bible

Introduction and Background

Judaism - An Overview
The Story of the Jewish People
The Jewish Calendar - Summary and Information for Schools

Studies of Religion Preliminary Course Content

Abraham and The Covenant
Moses, the Exodus and the Giving of the Torah
Modern Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Progressive
Principal Beliefs of Judaism
Sacred Texts: The Hebrew Bible and The Talmud and other Literature
Core Ethical Teachings of Judaism
Observance: Jewish Ritual and Prayer and Shabbat 

Studies of Religion
Additional Content for Preliminary Course: Religion in Australia pre-1945

The Jews in Australia 

Studies of Religion HSC Course Content

Religion and Belief Systems in Australia post-1945

Post-War Jewish Migration
Interfaith Activities 

Significant People and Ideas

Rabbi Solomon Isaac (“Rashi”)
Jewish Feminism 
Nehama Leibowitz
Maimonides ("Rambam")


Bioethics in Judaism
Environmental Ethics in Judaism

Significant Practices in the Life of Adherents

Death and Mourning
Synagogue Services

Studies of Religion
Additional Content for HSC Course: Religion and Peace

The Ideal of Peace in Judaism

Other Additional Content

Rites of Passage – Birth and Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Festivals and Fasts in the Jewish Calendar
The Significance of Jerusalem in Judaism


Society and Culture - Focus Study on Judaism

Focus Study on Judaism as a Religious Tradition 

Useful Links

Useful Links to Judaism Resources


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