Judaism Facts for Kids – 5 Gorgeous Facts about Judaism

Avatar of Youstina Zakhary
Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

David and Goliath story is a very popular story in the Torah. Let’s learn five gorgeous Judaism facts for kids.

Judaism Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Shabbat Is The Day of Worship for Jew

The Jewish day of worship is known as Shabbat. Shabbat happens every week and it begins on Friday evening and ends on Saturday evening. This is known as a day of rest when Jewish people will go to the synagogue to worship. Jewish people believe that you should pray three times a day,  in the morning, afternoon and evening.

They use these prayer times to give thanks and praise to God. In an Orthodox synagogue men and women sit separately to pray. Modern day synagogues allow men and women to sit together. Teachers of the Jewish faith are known as rabbis. They lead worship in the synagogue.

Judaism Facts for Kids
Judaism Facts for Kids: The interior of a Synagogue

Judaism Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Jewish Children Have Ceremonies at 13

You may have heard of bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs before but you may not know what exactly they are. Well at age of 13, Jewish boys take part in a ceremony called a bar mitzvah. This ceremony celebrates the boy’s responsibility for his own religious education now he is of age. The ceremony for girls is called a bat mitzvah and takes place when they are also 13. At these ceremonies readings from the Torah are done and then a big party is held afterwards.

Judaism Facts for Kids LearningMole
Judaism Facts for Kids: A Jewish family at a ceremony

Judaism Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Many Jewish People Eat a Kosher Diet

Many Jewish people eat a kosher diet, this is a strict diet that follows specific rules. This means that meat and dairy products should not be eaten together. Jews who follow a kosher diet  have separate utensils for meat and dairy foods. Certain meats, such as pig, are not eaten at all by Jewish people who follow a kosher diet. All meat eaten must be kosher.

Kosher animals are animals that have a split hoof and chew the cud. For example, sheep and cows are kosher because they slowly chew their half-digested food over and over again before swallowing it. Kosher meat must be killed in a very careful way by a kosher trained slaughterer.

Judaism Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: The “Star of David” If The Symbol of Judaism

The six-pointed star called the ‘Star of David’ is a symbol of the Jewish people. It is believed to grant the protection of David, who was an important Jewish king. Israel is known as the Holy Land to the Jewish people, as this is where Judaism started. Jerusalem in Israel is known as the Holy City. Many Jewish people keep their heads covered when they are praying as a sign of respect for God. Some Jewish people wear a special cap called a “kippah”.

Judaism Facts for Kids LearningMole
Israel flag on a flagpole under the blue sky

Judaism Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: The Torah Is The Sacred Text of Judaism

The Torah is the most holy and sacred Text in the Jewish religion. Anyone that reads from the Torah must use a special tool called a “yad” instead rather than touching it. It is said that the Torah was given to the Jews by Moses around 1250 B.C. Torah means teachings in Hebrew.

Judaism Facts for Kids LearningMole
A Jewish man is reading The Torah

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about Judaism as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic the Judaism religion is, you can move on to learn about religions like: Buddhism, Sikhism and Christianity.

Why not subscribe to our LearningMole Library for as little as £1.99 per month to access over 3100 fun educational videos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *