Reli 448N Week 5 Discussion: Judaism

Posted on July 3, 2019 by admin

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?


The Second Temple was the Jewish holy temple that stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period.  This was the period between 516 BCE and 70 CE. The Romans destroyed the Second Temple and Jerusalem in 70 CE as retaliation for an ongoing Jewish revolt (Molloy, 2013). After the destruction of the Second Temple, many additional prayers were added for the purpose of replacing the sacrificial offerings that were performed regularly at the temple. Taking this into account, the synagogues became the central place of worship in place of the temple (Friedman, 2015). After the destruction of the Second Temple, much emphasis was placed on the study of the Old Testament ad the Oral……Please click

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