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JUDAISM STUDIES


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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

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


Ethics

Bioethics in Judaism
Environmental Ethics in Judaism
 

Significant Practices in the Life of Adherents

Death and Mourning
Marriage
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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