Judaism : Abrahamic Religion

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Judaism is an Abrahamic religion that originated approximately 3500 years ago in the Middle East. Judaism is a religion believed in monotheism which is also said to be one of the oldest monotheistic religions out there today. Meaning there is only one God who does not have a body and is all powerful who has created everything. The Hebrew bible is called the Tanakh and followers of Judaism are Jews. The term “Jew” originates from the name of people who were from the ancient Kingdom of Judaea. Eventually, the word Jew came to be formally known as the people of the Jewish faith. It is said that God has made an agreement with the Jewish people. They must pray to him and seek to bring holiness into each and every aspect of their lives. They follow what is known as the Ten Commandments through the Torah and observe the Sabbath. The most important religious text of Judaism is the Torah and its laws are called Halakha. Jewish followers refer to God as Yahweh. The Tanakh is known as the Hebrew Bible. It is where stories were told based on the Jewish history and origin. Even though the Tanakh ended in around the second century of BCE, the history on Judaism did not end. The Romans ended up taking over in 70 CE and destroyed everything. Rabbinical Judaism was formed after this destruction. Rabbis were there to reinterpret Jewish practices in the absence of the temple. In finding unity in their evolving teachings and traditional practices, it eventually came together to form a book of
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