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Judaism

Judaism is the oldest monotheistic world religion to survive into present day. Its origin can be traced back 3,000 years to Abraham and the monotheistic covenant established between him and God as narrated in the Book of Genesis.

Although considered a world religion, Judaism does not fit neatly into conventional Western categories such as religion, ethnicity, or culture. This is partly because in Judaism’s more than 3,000-year history, Jews experienced slavery, anarchic and theocratic self-government, conquest, occupation, exile, the Holocaust, Diasporas, and the formation of a modern Jewish state, Israel.

Throughout this history, Jews have maintained traditions and customs even while adopting to local customs and languages around the world, although many Jews – even in Israel – consider themselves “culturally Jewish” in that they identify with their heritage as Jews but have no actual religious practice.

Judaism Articles
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What my Yuletide envy taught me about being a Jew

by Aaron Hamburger
1

Next year in Jerusalem…and now I mean it

by Aaron Hamburger
3

What if hip-hop had its own version of Passover?

by Noah Gardenswartz

My accidental costume on the Jewish holiday of Purim

by Robert Hirschfield
6

How to explain Hanukkah to Gentiles

by Josh Heller
2

Finding space for Chanukah in Chile

by Eileen Smith
5

Out on Jerusalem’s night of nights

by Robert Hirschfield
2

Attending a bris in Jerusalem

by Robert Hirschfield
1

With the Women of the Wall

by Robert Hirschfield
2

Rocking beats for peace on an Israeli tank [VID]

by David Miller
15

When people ask about my Israel trip

by Nina Mashurova
6

The Jerusalem Syndrome: A witness’s tale

by Robert Hirschfield
1

Delinquents of a Hasidic underground

by Robert Hirschfield
1

Benyamin Cohen finds Jesus, becomes a better Jew

by Olivia Giovetti
3

Jewish artist Avraham Loewenthal on capturing the Kabbalah

by Alexis Wolff
13

The 5 Most Sacred Cities For The Spiritual Traveler

by Juliane Huang