• 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...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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. Roles Of Women In Judaism

    In Judaism women are not treated equally. Do you agree? Give two points of view and refer to Judaism in your answer. The equality of men and women begins at the highest possible level: God.

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

    The egg symbolized this loss and traditionally became the food of mourners. One cup is poured and placed at the table as an offering to the Prophet Elijah and is considered as separate from the four cups. Four cups of wine are poured and drunk during the course of the dinner.

  1. The Impact of Chasidism on Judaism

    Another thing that Scott and Huxley both do is place a lot of emphasis on artificiality. V While Huxley does this through language- that is, scientific jargon and occasionally attaching the word 'surrogate' to ordinary words such as 'pregnancy' or 'leather', Scott uses film techniques like non-diagetic music, another recurring motif of fake animals and religious imagery to emphasise artificiality.

  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. Describe the history and symbolism of the festival Pesach.

    They sit on cushions this is another symbol of being free. Passover also symbolises their relationship with God (the covenant) and also supports it. It also symbolises their link to every other Jew in the world because they can all relate to this event.

  2. The Shabbat is a festival, which is celebrated from sunset on Friday night until ...

    My opinion on this topic is that it helps to bring the family together. Hanukkah is similar to Christmas and I think of Christmas as a time to share things with your family and learn new things about each other.

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

    The pharaoh was right, the Israelites were trapped. As they realised this, they panicked and thought they would die because they could see the Egyptians coming for them. God saw this happening to the Israelites and helped them in the way of a miracle.

  2. A Brief definition of Judaism

    This is a rectangular outer garment of wool or silk adorned with fringes, (each representing the 613 laws). Women who are or have been married and all men are required to cover their heads during the service. They fulfil this requirement by wearing wigs.

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