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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...
Jews have reputations of being very intelligent and clever, whichcould lead to respect by their society. However, they have alsobeen discriminated against for having a different religion.
There is only one theory (though it's not so much a theory as a tradition): There was famine in the land of Canaan so they moved to Egypt to escape starvation.
You should go to an encyclopaedia or online dictionary to get this  answer.
God is not only important to the ancient Hebrews but also to thepresent generation. These people at that time saw that there is asupreme being controlling the universe. Life originates from theAlmighty and as such everything depends on Him.
God used many individuals an many nations to defend the Israelite  throughout history.
The Red Sea. In the Biblical story of Moses (Exodus chapter 14), heparts the sea to save the Hebrews from the Egyptians.
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
It's estimated between 3,000 and and 9,000 gays and lesbians diedin concentration camps.
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...
Concentration camps covered at least two types of activities: one  for slave labor; one for   death
$103.6914 or $103.70. .Answer 2 You have to decide whether you're asking about the weight of 400shekels at today's worth (4.4 kilo silver at today's price) or itsancient purchasing power, which was quite different. A singlesilver shekel was enough to support a small family for about oneweek, so...
Six million Jews died as a result of the Nazi persecution. Many ofthose that survived immigrated to the United States or Israel.Dachau, the first concentration camp help those deemed problematicby the Nazi's including political prisoners, homosexuals, beggars,Jewish journalists, and Jewish lawyers.
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.
They were also barred from the civil service and from certain professions to gather in ghetos and in death camps. Jews were not allowed to have a job in Germany.
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 ...
The Jewish community have been traditionally a closed group of traders with keen business acumen and have the ability to make wealth in investments that have high return either in investments in commodities, finance, or assets.They have been unjustly persecuted in human history for their business...
  Those non-Jewish people risked their lives by hiding Jews or by helping them escape to neutral countries such as Switzerland or Sweden.
Nazi propaganda had all kinds of conspiracy theories about the causes of the Great Depresssion, but they were not widely believed. Note. The Great Depression lasted from about 1930-1935 or later, depending on the country. No one group can really be blamed for the great depression. There are of...
The Nazis had various methods for torturing Jews. The first torture was \nthe train transport to the camps often lasting several days without food\nor water, crowded into cattle trucks. the Jews were then split\nup and their hair was cut this was to be done naked and under the eyes \nof anyone...
Feelings towards the Jews in Europe varied from relativeindifference to (indeed) hate. The reason was a combination offactors. Religion was one: the Jews as "killers of our Lord Jesus"was an argument often used, and the Biblical quote "His blood be onour heads" was seen as a good reason to see or...
Apart from the biblical account little is known about the ancient Hebrews before the beginning of the first millennium BCE. From burial sites and garbage dumps, archaeologists know that there seems to have been an influx of people iinto the Palestinian hinterland around 1250 BCE, and that these...
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...
United States 5,300,000 - 7,039,000 or 7,282,000 2016, YIVO .Answer 2 As of 2018, Israel has the largest Jewish population withover 6,484,000 Jews. This is about 45% of the world's Jewishpopulation. Claims that the US has a higher Jewish population are based uponthe inclusion of two million...
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 Bible makes no mention of any sports played by the ancient Hebrews.
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...
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...
They Traded... .Food .Jewelry .Clothing
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...
See the attached Related Link for a full timeline.
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.   ...
the Holocaust, a name coined after WW2 for the Nazis' systematicmurder of some 6 million Jews along with gypsies, homosexuals,mentally-ill and many more. Adolf Hitler wanted the Jewsexterminated, to suit his cruelly absurd racial theories.
There is no mention in the Bible of any sports that the ancient Hebrews might have played.
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
We'll list a few of them here, if you promise not to laugh. Remember that these were simple, unsophisticated people, mostly shepherds and farmers, with a culture based on no more than the myths and legends that uneducated parents were able to pass on to their children. These ancient customs...
You need to specify a country or region and the timeframe.
People kill Jews now and killed Jews in the past because they hatedthem. They were killed for being Jews. They existed. Their crimeconsisted of being what they were. They were considered to be pureevil, to those for whom the Jews' living constituted a capitalcrime. Those who operated outside of...
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).
Subjected to various forms of racial discrimination.
Only in prayers and blessings - not in conversation.
The British set aside a portion of the broken Ottoman Empire in 1917 to be a state for the Jewish people. The state did not become official until November 29,1947 where the UN voted for there to be two states. The Israelis took their state and declared Independence on May 14,1948 while the...
Answer 1 About 1182 B.C.E. when the Great Cyrus (KOROSh KABIR) was king of Iran, he allow them to live in peace and freedom. They are living in Iran now. Answer 2 Answer 1 brushes aside nearly 3000 years of Persian Jewish History. The Persian Empire under Cyrus was relatively hospitable to the...
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...
They believed that they had a special relationship with God, theLord of their people. Their beliefs beyond that is in the TenCommandments and the law set down in the Torah, the first 5 booksof the Bible. Answer 2 1. God exists, and is the Creator. 2. God is One and unique. 3. God is not physical. 4....
Sanhedrin The highest judicial and ecclesiastical council of the ancientJewish nation, composed of from 70 to 72 members. "Jewish council that operated in Roman Palestine from the time ofthe Maccabees (c. 165 BC) to the end of the patriarchate (AD 425).While the term refers to the supreme Jewish...
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,...
By the time the scriptures were being written, in the first millennium BCE, there was no doubt an oral tradition that Moses received the Ten Commandments from God and passed them to the people. Whether or not this oral tradition was based on fact is a matter of faith.
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.
Russian Jews have been moving to Israel since the late 1800s early 1900s since before the Soviet Union was around and before Israel was even a country. But in mass, Russian Jews moved to Israel in the 1970s and late 1980s when the Soviet Union opened up its boarders to Jews wishing to reunite with...
Before Judea became a client state of the Romans in 63 BC.Thepeople of Judea had good relations with Rome. However, after it wasannexed into the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC. The Romansruled the Jews. There was often a tense relationship between them.There were two Jewish revolts against the...
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,...