[Answered] RELI-448N Week 5 Discussion: Judaism

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 8
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  1. From the following terms, choose two: Orthodox Judaism, Hassidic Judaism, Reform Judaism, and Conservative Judaism. Briefly define these two terms, then explain their relationship to one another. How are they similar, and how are they different? What lead to their development?
  2. The destruction of the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem marks a major shift in the history and character of Judaism. What characterizes Jewish practice before the destruction of the 2nd Temple, and what characterizes Jewish practice after the Temple’s destruction? How are these practices different? What was maintained?

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Respond to a peer who chose an option different from the one you chose. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Judaism is the second largest religion in the U.S and it is defined as a “religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions” (Webster. 2021) Much like Christianity they share a common belief in worshiping on God. The first term that I am choosing to explain is Orthodox Judaism. While in the U.S Orthodox Judaism makes up a smaller percentage, in Israel the percentage is quite large. This is the more traditional practice of Judaism. It was given this name after the reform of Judaism began. There is a variety of orthodox Jewish practices, some of which are “termed integrationists, seek to play a role in civil society, whereas others, called separatists, want to live their traditional lifestyle apart from society” (Molloy, 2021. P309) ….please click the purchase button  below to access the entire solution at $5