• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparing Rastafarian and Judaism

Extracts from this document...


Comparing Rastafarian and Judaism Differences Their views of their god * Rastafarian believes that blacks are the chosen people of God are on the earth to promote is power. Their god is Haile Selassie I who is a living god. On the other hand, Jews believe that God appointed them to be the chosen people in order to set an example of ethnic behaviour to the rest of the world. * Rastafarians believe that there god is a living god who goes by the name of Haile Selassie. In the Judaism religion they believe that god doesn't have a body which means that god is neither female nor male. ...read more.


E.g. the holiday (the days of repent) is celebrated between two other holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) On the other hand, Rastafarians celebrate their holidays more spread out. These holy celebrate the big moments that have happening in the past e.g. Crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie and Ethiopian Constitution day ( they remember the history of Ethiopia) They're views on their holy book * Rastafarian's book is the Christian bible but the King James Version. The Rastafarian's believe that the pervious bible is corrupt and this is the closest to the original. The Jew's book is called the Tanach which is the Hebrew Bible. ...read more.


E.g. colds. A Jews only medical belief is applied for boys at 8 days old. It's for the boys to get circumcised. Similarities Views on food laws * Rastafarians aren't allowed to eat no shell fish or fish in general without scales. Also pork is condemned amongst this religion. These views are similar to Jews because Jews can't eat any pork and can only eat fish which still contains scales, fins and backbones. Their views on Holy days * Within the Judaism religion, Jews celebrate Hanukkah as their Christmas which represents the festival of lights on 25th December. Also Rastafarians celebrate their Christmas on the 7th January which is represents the Ethiopians "Rastafarians regard blacks as the Jews of the bible". ?? ?? ?? ?? Emma Baker Unit 6 Task 2 (M1) ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Judaism section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Judaism essays

  1. Describe the history and symbolism of the festival of Pesach.

    During Pesach, Jews do not eat or possess 'leaven' foods, which they call 'chametz'. Leaven foods contain yeast, so most bread and biscuits are banned. Therefore, before Pesach, Jews families have to stock up on food, which is not 'chametz.'

  2. The Impact of Chasidism on Judaism

    and the majority of questions in the Voight-Kampff test relate to animals (e.g. the turtle in the desert) which are once again suggestive of humans replicating what they have destroyed. Tyrell is also referred to as Roy's 'Maker', a word with distinctly religious connotations.

  1. Roles Of Women In Judaism

    The Following of the 613 Mitzvoth Men are obliged to follow the 613 mitzvoth because they have to according to Jewish law. Women are not obliged to follow the 613 Mitzvoth because they have other duties such as looking after the family and children.

  2. The Presence of so many divisions within Judaism suggests that it is no longer ...

    The first main split came in 1836 when members of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation sought "such alterations and modifications as were in line of the changes introduced in the reform synagogue in Hamburg and other places." The main motivation being that they wanted to become more English which is

  1. A Brief definition of Judaism

    They fulfil this requirement by wearing wigs. But the men wear a Kippah which can also be called a Yamulkah; this is like a small cap covering their heads. In Orthodox synagogues men wear a Tefillin. These contain a small parchment which has the shema (Jewish prayer)

  2. a) Pesach is the biggest of the three pilgrim festivals, along with Sukkot and ...

    their dough rise and had to take this unleavened dough rise under the heat of the sun to make hard crackers, or Matzoh. It is seen in Jewish community that the more effort spent on preparing for Passover, the better and often Chassidic communities adopt the 'Sky's the limit' theory.

  1. Explain the history and the symbolism of the festival of Passover

    Shauvot- This commemorates to delivery of the Torah, which was to be the framework for worshipping and living. Pesach is therefore a festival to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish people when God delivered them from slavery. It celebrates God's omnipotence as well.

  2. Describe the history and symbolism of the festival Pesach.

    Next the Sukkot marks the journey through the desert on the way to their Promised Land, and lastly there is the Passover. B) How may the symbolism and the teaching of Pesach affect the life of Jews today and help them meet the demands of their faith?

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work