Judaism and Peace 2015 HSC (Jewish Principal Teaching (Social justice and…
Judaism and Peace 2015 HSC
The Prophet Vision is shalom - related to shalem meaning "complete or fulfilled"
Central to prophetic vision is that God's purpose is complete when God's peace reigns on Earth - the way it's meant to be
Isaiah 2:4 - seeking peace is reflected strongly in the visions of the prophet Isaiah
The prophet visions of peace in Judaism constantly returns to the theme of sin and redemption
"Heart to all of the world"
Jewish Principal Teaching
Social justice and order is important, tikkun olam (repair the world)
Jews join in God's divine purpose through living out the Mitzvot
Expression of peace in gemilut chasadim - deeds of love and kindness
Shalom - prayer for peace
Summary: teaches about peace to love one another, to hold steadfast to God's commandment that will ensure a just society and social order, and, to realise that there is a time to act "for the sake of peace" meaning that peace action takes priority over other considerations
Prayers are rectied to ask God to grant peace, goodness and blessings
Example: Amidah - prayer recited at the synagogue service, addressing God as the one who makes peace in the heavens and brings peace to humans
Isaiah 32:17 "The effect of righteousness will be peace and the result of righteousness, quietness, and trust forever"
"Religion can be the motivator ... for bringing about peace ..."