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Judaism

Judaism is the oldest of the monotheistic faiths. It affirms the existence of one God, Yahweh, who entered into covenant with the descendants of Abraham, God's chosen people. Judaism's holy writings…

Judaism

(Encyclopedia) Judaism joo´dzm, joo´d–, the religious beliefs and practices and the way of life of the Jews. The term itself was first used by Hellenized Jews to describe their religious…

Tattoos and Judaism

The Question: Why can't people with tattoos be buried in a Jewish cemetery? The Answer: There is no such rule. It is true that Jews…

Brewer's: Judaism

(3 syl.). The religion of the Jews, or anything else which is special to that people. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894JudasJudaise A B C D E F G H I…

Branches of Judaism

Jewish traditions from Ashkenazic to Zionist Judaism Links Jewish Holidays Conservative East Asian Ethiopian Hasidic Israeli Holidays Reconstructionist Reform…

Judaism Primer

Holidays, history, beliefs, culture, and more Jewish Holidays The Jewish Calendar Jewish Holiday Dates Hanukkah Passover Purim Rosh Hashanah Shavuot Shemini…

Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem

(Encyclopedia) Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem môr´dk mnäkh´m kp´ln, 1881–1983, American rabbi, educator, and philosopher, b. Lithuania, grad. College of the City of New York, 1900, M.A. Columbia…

Zunz, Leopold

(Encyclopedia) Zunz, Leopold l´pôlt tsoonts´, 1794–1886, German Jewish scholar. His critical research on Judaism became one of the cornerstones of the science of Judaism, the modern approach of…

Geiger, Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Geiger, Abraham g´gr, 1810–74, German rabbi, Semitic scholar and Orientalist, theologian, and foremost exponent of the Reform movement in Judaism. When he received his doctorate (…

Kalisch, Isidor

(Encyclopedia) Kalisch, Isidor zdôr´ k´lsh, k, 1816–86, Jewish rabbi and author, b. Prussia. Forced to leave Germany because of his liberal political views, he emigrated to the United States…