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History of Judaism

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The History of Judaism is the history of the Jewish people, their religion and culture, tracing back to the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob of the 18th c. BCE. The earliest mention of Israel as a people was discovered in an inscription on the Merneptah Stele from the 1200s BCE.

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Briefly. It started with abraham working out that there is only one source to the universe despite the polytheistic and pagan philosophies believed at that time. Then God revealed Himself to abraham and said that a great nation will descend from him (all this around 1800 bce). After a few...
If you are referring to the dispute between Hebrew and Grecian Jewsfound in Acts, then you can find the answer in Acts 6:1. "Now inthose days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, therearose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists [GrecianJews], because their widows were...
You should go to an encyclopaedia or online dictionary to get this  answer.
God used many individuals an many nations to defend the Israelite  throughout history.
The reaction of Arabs living in Israel to the increase in Jewish  immigration was threefold:    -- complain about their influx to any international body that would  listen;    -- create Arab paramilitaries to fight the Jews and have several  pogroms to make the Jews fearful;    --...
Herzl, assigned to the Dreyfus trial in Paris by an Austrian  newspaper, saw that anti-Antisemitism could not be eliminated in  Europe. He sought another land for the Jewish People - Zion  (Israel). He became a Zionist because he also realized that Israel,  which has been the homeland of the...
Because he was besties with Hitler
Because becoming a Christian and identifying with them by Baptism  was essentially betraying the Judaic faith and changing sides.
Abraham is considered as the father of the Jewish nation; andtradition states that Abraham founded Judaism. The Kuzari (Rabbi Judah HaLevi, 1075-1141) states that Abraham(18th century BCE) was gifted with high intelligence; and, asMaimonides (1135-1204) describes, Abraham didn't blindly accept...
The percentage is quite low however, access to the actual statistics is limited because they are only found in the minds of bigots.
Concentration camps covered at least two types of activities: one  for slave labor; one for   death
The lews will be persecuted by the heathen, enemy nations, foreignnations, all people, and especially by the descendants of Ishmael,Edom, and Esau. In short, everyone would persecute the jews. They were warned repeatedly that they would be cursed if they werenot faithful to their covenant with God...
England expelled Jews in 1290. The government allowed return during  Oliver Cromwell in the 1647.   France in 1182 and 1306 to garner Jewish wealth. The French  government allowed Jews to return during the French Revolution,  1791
The Holocaust. This made many more non-Jews sympathetic to Zionism as well as convincing the more religious Jews of the necessity of the Jewish State.
most of them have immigrated to many countries all over the world.
Noah went and took a wife, and he chose Naamah the daughter of  Enoch, and she was five hundred and eighty years old.    - Book of Jasher 5:15    Most experts on the subjects would agree that her name was probably  Naamah (Haykel or Titea are also remote possibilities) The name of  the...
Answer 1 Abraham is the father of Isaac from whom the Jewish people descended. Neither Avraham or Moses founded Judaism as Judaism is based on national revelation and therefore does not have a single founder. That being said, Avraham was the first person to accept and worship One God and...
Answer 1 Interesting question which I also wondered about a while ago. It goes like this: People believe that the Jews are the chosen people. The Jews, Christians and Muslims believe this, maybe even other groups also, cos it is written so in the ancient books. So being of the chosen people means...
Judaism has One God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who created the universe(Genesis 1:1).
The Jews were forced to leave Palestine after an unsuccessful revolt against their Roman overlords, about 70 AD. They were scattered by the Romans to all points of the compass. Where ever they were they preserved their ethnic and religious identity, which often led to persecutions. The Jews never...
A: Although there are hints of prejudice by Greeks and Romans against Jews as far back as the third century BCE, this was probably little different from prejudice against 'barbarians' and other ethnic groups. Antisemitism really began with the first Christian emperor, Constantine, in the fourth...
There are so many proclamations concerning Jews that this question is meaningless. Typically, the King or Political Leader would put his word and his soldiers to defend the proclamations he uttered or would do no such thing (which would result in paper-rights but not actual rights).
Because he believed that Jews were a blight to humanity and he took  it upon himself to try to annihilate them.   Hitler and his Nazi officials were strongly anti-Semitic and thus  the Holocaust.
The German economy was not 'in ruins throughout the 1930s'. Like most other countries it was hit by the Great Depression that followed the stockmarket crash of October 1929. It was affected more severely than, for example, Britain and for a while had an extremely high rate of unemployment in the ...
  Those non-Jewish people risked their lives by hiding Jews or by helping them escape to neutral countries such as Switzerland or Sweden.
Historians have listed six explanations as to why some people hatethe Jews: 1) Economic: Some people hate Jews because "they possess too muchwealth and power." 2) Chosen People: Some hate the Jews because Jews claim that theyare the chosen people (Exodus ch.19 and other passages). 3) Scapegoat: Jews...
As of 2011, Israel has the largest Jewish population with over 6 million. This is more than 40% of the worlds Jewish population.
Answer 1   According to the Bible, God made the Jews; they were originally  known as Hebrews and Israelites, but eventually they came to be  known as Jews. If you do not believe in the Bible, there are many  historical and sociological theories about the origins of the  world's religions;...
You don't give a timeframe. If you want to find out about where Jews from Nazi Germany emigrated to, please see the related question below.
Depends: sometimes death, pain, spots on cloths body and house,etc.etc.
The Palestinian Arabs were frustrated and aggrieved. They believed  (and many still do) that all of the land belonged to them and being  forced to share it with an invader from outside of the country  would be ridiculous. The UN Partition Plan in particular accorded  the Jewish State much more...
Titus and the Roman army.
The writings of Judaism may be divided into several categories.These include: the Tanakh, the Talmud, the other works of our earlysages, and the works of later Rabbis. The Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) is also called "the Written Torah," incontrast to the Oral Torah, which is the body of tradition that...
Yes, but it depends on what you really mean by toleration (tolerance). The Prussian Emancipation Edict of 1812: Abolished discriminatory taxes on Jews. (They no longer had to pay for permission to reside in Prussia and taxes on Jewish marriages were abolished).They were allowed to own property ...
See the attached Related Link for a full timeline.
One country is Germany xD
He was the Seleucid Syrian-Greek ruler who persecuted the religious Jews some 2150 years ago.
Moses and Abraham would both answer to that description.
A Jewish country in Israel.
It depends on what "other" means, since no point of reference is  given. However, during Persian rule, Jews mostly contained  themselves to Mesopotamia, the southern Levant region, and some  areas of central Persia (like Persepolis). The real Diaspora would  be caused later by the Romans.   ...
Eh? What's the evidence for this?
Yes. He was Jewish Scientist who supported the Jewish Right to Self-Determination.
Go to the Related Link below. it will give you a depiction of Masada in the days of Herod there are additional sites for more info
You need to specify a country or region and the timeframe.
first synagogue was built in 1371-1387
This is a very easy anserwer and simple too. The puishment was either Death or a sentence in one of the work-camps situated all over the Nazi's terrotry
  I believe it was a denarius.
Answer 1 There is no difference. Zionism, which is the Jewish desire for a homeland in Israel, is a core aspect of Judaism.Answer 2 They are fundamentally different concepts. Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have political self-sovereignty and is the patriotic sentiment behind the...
About 450,000 (out of a total population of 47 million).
Only in prayers and blessings - not in conversation.
Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have political self-sovereignty and is the patriotic sentiment behind the Establishment of the State of Israel. It is not a physical thing to be "used". Most Jews are Zionists, but the majority of Zionists are non-Jews, mostly Christians, but there are some...
As unbelievable is it may sound, Nazis would use them as machine gun fodder; throwing them in the air and shooting them with the 7.92mm rounds. They were of no use to the Nazis, so they were disposed of. Although, not even baby was disposed of like this. Sometimes they were used as burning material...
On the evidence, no, although traditional beliefs among the Falasha Jews is that they are from the tribe of Dan.A 1999 study of the DNA of 38 unrelated Beta Israel (Falasha Jew) males living in Israel and 104 Ethiopians living in regions located north of Addis Ababa demonstrated that the male...
This question is likely referring to UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 which condemned Zionism as a form of Racism. In December of 1991 it was reversed by UNGA Resolution 4686.The Resolution 3379 Text is below:The General Assembly,   Recalling its resolution 1904 (XVIII) of 20 November 1963, ...
The long, rich history of Judaism gives the western world much of  its shape today. Many of the laws, traditions, culture and values  are directly attributable to Judaism.    1) The Jews' monotheistic religious tradition shaped the Western  beliefs about God.    2) The 7-day week,...
It is not clear what you mean by 'Jews who were not classified as Jews'. Within Germany Jews were classified as:Full Jews (three or four Jewish grandparents)Half Jews (two Jewish grandparents)Quarter Jews (one Jewish grandparent)Everyone else was in the clear unless they wanted to join the SS.
Before Judea became a client state of the Romans in 63 BC.The  people of Judea had good relations with Rome. However, after it was  annexed into the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. The Romans  ruled the Jews. There was often a tense relationship between them.  There were two Jewish revolts...
First of all, Palestine is not yet a country so it is impossible for there to be a nuclear reactor in that country. There is no nuclear reactor in any of the Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) controlled by either the Palestinian Authority or Hamas. Secondly, Zionism is a political...
All nations of people have unique experiences and so all peoples are in some ways unique. The exile to Babylon certainly did not make the Jewish people especially unique, but the permission to return was probably unique in history. Only some of their contemporaries, also exiled by the Babylonians,...
We believe in One God, who created the universe. We have no "gods"or idols.
Well no, that would be an error of scholarship, not an error of political correctness. Zionists make no claim of ownership of either Beirut or Damascus. It has nothing to do with Zionism. The names Birut (بيروت) and Dimashq (دمشق) which are the Arabic names of the cities...
A large number of Jews living in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia were slaughtered by the Nazis during the invasion of the Soviet Union.In the last few years of his didctatorship Stalin became antisemitic, but that was in about 1949-1953, in other words after World War 2.
A good deal of it is contained in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible) and the Talmud. Non-religious sources such as Josephus have additional material but are not considered reliable to one who wants the traditional viewpoint. An excellent traditional source is Behold A People (Miller).
No. That would be a tad difficult as the Jewish nation did not  exist for some of them. It would be hard to explain that with the  internal Inca wars for instance. Your knowledge of history seems to  have some blanks in it.    Answer:   The question seems to imply that 'the Jews' have...
No, going green is a alternative way of generating and conserving energy to preserve non-renewable resources. The intent of going green is to prevent the world from using so many resources that life on Earth becomes impossible. It is in everyone's interest to have an Earth upon which people can live...
The Jews first settled the West Bank or as it was known then "Judea and Samaria" 3200 years ago.King David further cemented Jewish hold on Judea and Samaria when he declared Jerusalem his capital.Jews resided throughout the ages in cities such as Hebron, Shchem (Nablus) and (East) Jerusalem but were...
No, Allah is an Arabic word. One of the words which refer to God inHebrew is the similar-sounding "Elohim."
Jean-Claude Dreyfus was born on February 18, 1946.
Jean-Claude Dreyfus was born on February 18, 1946.
Jean-Claude Dreyfus is 65 years old (birthdate: February 18, 1946).
Stalin treated the Jews in a manner which served as a demonstrationof the tyrant that he was. 1) He forcibly transferred tens of thousands of Jews tosoutheastern Siberia (the Birobidzhan region). 2) During the Great Purge, many Jews were killed. 3) Stalin purged the Soviet Foreign Ministry of Jewish...
Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have political self-sovereignty and is the patriotic sentiment behind the Establishment of the State of Israel. Its purpose is the creation and protection of this Jewish State.
1) From the time of Moses, they read the Torah (Talmud, Bava Kama  82a).   2) Even before Moses, they had Israelite parchments on which their  traditions were recorded (midrash Shemot Rabbah 5:18) which they  studied regularly (ibid). These included the entire book of Genesis  (ibid. 5:22),...
Answer 1   The question is absurd on its face. After running through roughly  fifteen ways to answer it, I decided that the best answer is: No,  and if I were you, I'd be careful around whoever put that idea into  your head.    Answer 2   This is the type of argument against Israel and...
they wore something
The Zionist leadership was ardently secularist with one or two critical exceptions. These leaders included Theodor Herzl (who developed the concept of Modern Jewish Nationalism or Zionism), Eliezer ben Yehuda (who developed the Modern Hebrew Language), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (Jewish Advocate to the...
He took away people's ability to work and earn money, therefore making them a burden on society.
That is not a question, rather it is a subject with a question mark at the end.
Zionism is the belief that the Jews should have political self-sovereignty and is the patriotic sentiment behind the Establishment of the State of Israel. The Zionist leadership was ardently secularist with one or two critical exceptions. These leaders included Theodor Herzl (who developed the...
The typical Israeli tends to be a white-collar or blue-collarworker, with a family. The large majority own a computer and a cellphone. 92% of Israelis live in cities or towns, with most living inapartments. In 2010, Israel was rated as having the 15th-highest quality oflife in the world by the...