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ˈdʒu diˌɪz əm, -də-Ju·daism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Judaism, Hebraism, Jewish religion(noun)

    Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud

  2. Judaism(noun)

    the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud


  1. Judaism(prop. n.)

    The adherents of Judaism collectively; jewry.

    Etymology: [L. Judasmus: cf. F. judasme.]


  1. Judaism(Noun)

    A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East, as documented in their religious writings, the Torah or Old Testament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Judaism(noun)

    the religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses

    Etymology: [L. Judasmus: cf. F. judasme.]

  2. Judaism(noun)

    conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies

    Etymology: [L. Judasmus: cf. F. judasme.]


  1. Judaism

    Judaism is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with its main inspiration being based on or found in the Hebrew Bible which has been explored in later texts, such as the Talmud. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel. Judaism is not a homogenous religion, and embraces a number of streams and views. Today, Rabbinic Judaism is the most numerous stream, and holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah. Historically, this assertion was challenged by various groups such as the Sadducees and Hellenistic Judaism during the Second Temple period; the Karaites and Sabbateans during the early and later medieval period; and among segments of the modern reform movements. Liberal movements in modern times such as Humanistic Judaism may be nontheistic. Today, the largest Jewish religious movements are Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism. A major source of difference between these groups is their approach to Jewish law. Orthodox Judaism maintains that the Torah and Jewish law are divine in origin, eternal and unalterable, and that they should be strictly followed. Conservative and Reform Judaism are more liberal, with Conservative Judaism generally promoting a more "traditional" interpretation of Judaism's requirements than Reform Judaism. A typical Reform position is that Jewish law should be viewed as a set of general guidelines rather than as a set of restrictions and obligations whose observance is required of all Jews. Historically, special courts enforced Jewish law; today, these courts still exist but the practice of Judaism is mostly voluntary. Authority on theological and legal matters is not vested in any one person or organization, but in the sacred texts and rabbis and scholars who interpret them.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Judaism

    The religion of the Jews characterized by belief in one God and in the mission of the Jews to teach the Fatherhood of God as revealed in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Webster, 3d ed)

How to pronounce Judaism?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Judaism in sign language?

  1. judaism


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Judaism in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Judaism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Judaism in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Well, I am who I am. And what I believe in, and what my spirituality is about is that we're all in this together. That I think it is not a good thing to believe that as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people, and you know, this is not Judaism. This is what Pope Francis is talking about, that we cannot worship just billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.

  2. Sherzad Omer Mamsani:

    Since we’re still part of Iraq, all IDs must indicate the religion of the holder, judaism is not an option and most individuals concerned with their safety and their family would not attempt to register as such with the central government.

  3. Rabbi Benjy Silverman:

    She was passionate about Judaism, she was passionate about her kids, and she did a great job of fulfilling the values that were important to her.

  4. David Michaels:

    The tablet's significance is testament to the deep roots and enduring power of the Commandments that still form the basis of three of the world's great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  5. Benjamin Brown:

    Prayer, according to Judaism, is something you can do alone -- but the most favorable way to do it is in public. ' In public' in Jewish law means ten male adults. This is called the minyan, it's kind of a quorum, and you do it usually in synagogues, now synagogues are usually small places, crowded, it's a very easy place to get an epidemic.

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