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History of Judaism, Jews, Jewish

History of Judaism, Jews, Jewish

Sarthak Mittal

History of Judaism dates back nearly 4000 years ago. It is significant to understand the roots of Judaism, to wholly know about their tradition, culture and law. But, for now, let us try to grasp whatever little we can about this religious practice by reading the listicle below:

1. Judaism is the earliest monotheistic religion, dating back approximately 4000 years. Those who practise Judaism believe that there is only one God who revealed himself through the words of ancient prophets.


2. To understand the heritage and culture of Jewish, one has to first read about the history of Judaism. Most Jewish believe that their Messiah hasn’t come yet, but one day, He will arrive.

3. Holy Places of Jews are Synagogues. Their spiritual leaders are called Rabbis.


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4. The 6-point star of David is the symbol of Judaism. Today, there are 14-million Jewish in the world, and most of them live in Israel.

5. The sacred text of the Jewish is Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible. It includes the same books as the Old Testament (proof) in the Christian Bible. But, it is placed in a slightly different order. Another text of Jews is Mishnah.

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6. Later, the Talmud (a collection of teachings and commentaries covering Judaism) was created. The Talmud contains the Mishnah and also the Text of Gemara. It also includes the study of thousands of Rabbis (spiritual leaders).


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7. The origin of the Jewish Faith is explained throughout the Torah (first 5 books of Hebrew Bible). According to the Torah, God first revealed himself to a Hebrew man named Abraham, who then became the founder of Judaism.


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8. Around 1000 BC, King David ruled the Jewish people. Jerusalem was built by David’s son, Solomon, and later, it became the central worshipping place for the Jews.

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9. Shabbat is significant for Jewish people. Beginning during each Friday’s sunset and lasting until the twilight of Saturday, Shabbat is a day of rest and prayer for them.

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10. Like many other religions, Judaism also has many different schools, including Orthodox Judaism, Hasidic Jews, Reform Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Reconstructionist Judaism, Humanistic Judaism and Messianic Judaism.

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Jewish also celebrate many different festivals, one of which we might have heard in F.R.I.E.N.D.S, that is Hanukkah. Some other festivals of Jews are Passover, High Holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), Purim, Sukkoth, Tisha B’av and Tu B’Shevat.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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