Judaism, Christianity, And Islam

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Judaism, Christianity and Islam are three of the most recognized monotheistic religions worldwide. These religions are often referred to as the Abrahamic religions because of their history to the founding father, Abraham. Judaism, Christianity and Islam are closely related with varying differences. Christianity was born from within the Jewish tradition, and Islam developed from both Christianity and Judaism. We take a look at some of the major similarities and major differences of these widely practiced and often times controversial religions. Judaism is the oldest surviving monotheistic religion, starting in the eastern Mediterranean in the second millennium B.C.E. Abraham is traditionally considered by all of the religions to be the first Jew and to have made a covenant with God. For those that practice Judaism they believe in one God which was born of a normal birth and his prophets, especially Moses as the prophet to whom God gave the law. (pbs)Jewish law is written in the sacred text of the Torah. Judaism is more concerned with actions than dogma. The observance of rules regulating human behavior has been of more concern than debates over beliefs in the Jewish tradition. According to Orthodox Judaism, Jewish law, or halakhah, includes 613 commandments given by God in the Torah, as well as rules and practices elaborated by scholars and custom. Jewish law covers matters such as prayer and ritual, diet, rules regulating personal status marriage, divorce, birth, death

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