Judge – Part of the understanding of God's nature; a belief that God is fair and God's justice incorporates forgiveness and mercy
The judge (judge) said he was going to be fair – sentencing the thief to 10 years instead of 12 showed a measure of forgiveness and mercy.
Jews believe that God judges them for how well they follow the laws that he has given them.
They believe God judges everyone, whether they are a Jew or not, considering their actions, behaviour and beliefs.
For Jews, there are two key times when God delivers judgements. The first happens once a year during the festival of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish new year), when God judges people based on their actions over the past year and decides what the new year will bring them.
Many also believe they will be judged after they die, when God determines where they will spend their afterlife.
Jews have faith that God’s judgements are always fair and tempered by love and mercy.