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Religion Analysis: Judaism
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Judaism is one of the major religions in the world. It is monotheistic, which basically means that Jews believe in the existence of one God, with whom they have entered a perpetual covenant.
Like all other religions like Christianity and Islam, Jews have their own religious document which serves as a guideline to their faith, called the Torah. The Torah is supplemented by the halakhah, which is the Oral law of the Jewish tradition. Jews worship in worship places called synagogues and whose sessions are led by religious leaders called rabbis. It is estimated that there are at least 13 million Jews in the world, either strictly adhering to the laws of the religion or simply identifying themselves with Judaism without necessarily abiding in all the religion’s laws. Jews have a lot of beliefs and customs that set them apart from other world religions. Some of their beliefs are similar to those of Christianity; for instance, Jews believe in the existence of one, omnipotent and omnipresent God. Their beliefs are unique in that Judaism is a community rather than an individual religion and that it is imperative that the religious aspect of Judaism be seen in each believer’s daily life. It is easy to identify Jews because most wear a head gear known a yamullke, while others wear a religious adornment known as the Tefillin. Circumcision of 8-day old babies is also an important Jewish tradition. ...
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