I INTRODUCTION Judaism, religious culture of the Jews (also known as the people of Israel); one of the world’s oldest continuing religious traditions. The terms Judaism and religion do not exist in premodern Hebrew. The Jews spoke of Torah, God’s revealed instruction to Israel, which mandated both a worldview and… Read More

Judaism History

  Judaism The religion of the Jews, characterized by: (1) its monotheism; (2) its belief in a special covenant with God making it his ‘chosen people’; (3) ethnic and territorial identity (the ‘promised land’); (4) specific laws and practices; and (5) Messianism. Its origin dates either from Abraham’s covenant with… Read More