Judaism

Ancient, monotheistic, Abrahamic religion with the Torah as its foundational text

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Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people. It is an ancient, monotheistic, Abrahamic religion with the Torah as its foundational text. It encompasses the religion, philosophy, and culture of the Jewish people. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Israel. Judaism encompasses a wide body of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization. The Torah is part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible, and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud. With between 14.5 and 17.4 million adherents worldwide, Judaism is the tenth largest religion in the world.

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The owner of a Jewish synagogue that was damaged in the war against the Islamic State group wants to reconstruct the ancient site and preserve the cultural..
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An effigy beaten by children in a Polish town has stereotypical Jewish features.
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The World Jewish Congress has condemned as anti-Semitic the revival of a folk tradition of burning an effigy of Judas in the Polish town of Pruchnik.
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Whether you’re personally participating or not, it’s important to understand this significant Jewish holiday. Here are six key facts to help you out.
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On Friday night, Jews around the world will celebrate Passover, an 8-day holiday that remembers the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
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