Judaism And Judaism : History And History Of Judaism

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Judaism is a religion/culture that belongs to 13.3 million people around the world. Judaism was the first monotheistic religion, that is, having one “God” figure. The majority of their long history comes from the Old Testament of the Bible, and many of their celebrations and laws today come from those times. It is important to know about such a prominent people in the world today, what with the conflict in the Middle East.
Basically it all goes back to a guy named Abram. He lived a normal life as the head of his tribe, and believed in a God who could talk to him. One day, God told Abram that he would be the chosen father of God’s people.God changed his name to Abraham-meaning father of many nations, and promised that their homeland would be Canaan. He is known as the first chosen Jew. He had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. Ishmael was his illegitimate son. Isaac had two sons, Jacob and Esau. Jacob’s name changed to Israel, and he had 12 sons,called the tribes of Israel. These 12 sons lineage back to Abraham makes them known as the patriarchs of Judaism. Israelites worshipped God by burning and sacrificing animals. They also might have kept a Sabbath day. The Book of Genesis attaches this custom to creation, when God rested on the seventh day after laboring. At this point, the descendants of Jacob were held in slavery in Egypt. A man named Moses worked with God to deliver the Israelites from Egypt, who was the most powerful nation in the world. Moses was found by Pharaoh’s

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