Map of where they started and where they practice today.
Judaism and Hinduism Holiday's
Diwali is just one of holidays Hindu people celebrate. When the kids go to sleep a magical creature named Lakshmi comes and leaves presents and candies. Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity. Diwali falls in October or November. The holiday is celebrated to grant a wish. To grant a wish you have to put a dipa lamp and put it in a waterway. If the lamp reaches the other side of the river or creek, your wish will be granted. Some traditions are to leave food and gifts for the Lakshmi to enjoy. In return she gives you gifts.
One holiday Jewish people celebrate is Hanukkah. The holiday is celebrated in November or December. I It is celebrated for 8 days. It is celebrated to remember the time when the oil was only supposed to last 3 days but actually lasted 8 days. Kids get presents and also play games such as spinning th dreidel. They also light the menorah each night of Hanukkah.
Hinduism and Judaism Venn Diagram
One major current event that took a big part in the Judaism faith was the Pope visited Israel and held a mass on mount Zion. This is important to the Jewish faith because it opened up ancient rivalries between the Christian, Jews, and Muslims. This caused a problem because the Pope wants more Christian access to the room which they believe held the last supper. The Orthodox Jews are upset that the Pope is trying to have more time on Mount Zion. The Pope's visit to Mount Zion while for a good cause created some bad feelings with the Orthodox Jews.