The Jewish Culture : An Interesting Combination Of Birth Right And Religion

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The Jewish culture is an interesting combination of birth right and religion (Namburg, 2007). One can either be born in to Judaism or can convert (Namburg, 2007). Due to the relationship between culture, ethnicity, and religion, there is diversity within Judaism (Namburg, 2007). There are over 6 million Jews currently living in the United States and its territories (Namburg, 2007). The three cornerstones to the Jewish faith are: G-d, the Torah, and Israel (Namburg, 2007). “G-d” represents the monotheistic views of Judaism (Namburg, 2007). The Jewish religion is the first to have a monotheistic view and is one of the oldest recorded religions (Rich, 2011.). Until recently, Jews were to refer to God as “G-d”, now some rabbis, Jewish leaders, have stated that it is acceptable to use God (Rich, 2011). Judaism followers are more concerned with how people relate and interact with God that with what they believe about God (Dosick, 2009). The Torah is the teaching and belief system within Judaism (Namburg, 2007). Three sects of Judaism have been established over time: Orthodox, Reform, and Secular (Jewish Culture, 2015). Jobani (2008) argues that secular Jewish culture is a unique branch of the Western secular world. Struggle and persecution has been common for the Jews. The struggle between Jacob, who later changed his name to Israel, and an unknown godly entity is one of the first to be recorded (Namburg, 2007). Throughout Europe and the Middle East, those of the Jewish

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