There are about 15 million followers who are called Jews. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions. Aproximately 270,100 people in the UK said that their religious identity was Jewish
Jewish history begins with the covenant established between God and Abraham around 1812 BC, during the Bronze Age, in the Middle East. Abraham is considered as the father of the family of Jews. Moses, is also an important figure as he gave the Jews the Torah
Moses was the main founder of Judaism, but Jews can trace their history back as far as Abraham
Judaism Judaism Spread when the Babylonyans spread the Jewish people around Israel during the Babylonian exile. After Buddha's death, missionairies carried out his teachings throughout Asia.
Judaism holds that Yahweh, the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the national god of the Israelites, delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, and gave them the Law of Moses at biblical Mount Sinai as described in the Torah
Holy Books in Judaism. The Hebrew Scriptures, referred to by Christians as the Old Testament, are called the TANAKH, which is the Hebrew acronym for the three different parts: The Torah which is the first five books of the Old Testament or the Pentateuch
The synagogue is the Jewish place of worship, but is also used as a place to study, and often as a community centre as well.
The star of david a symbol of Judaism, as a religion, and of the Jewish people as a whole
As well as annual festivals, observant Jews keep a holy day each week, called the Sabbath or Shabbat, which occurs on Saturday. Work is forbidden on the Sabbath as well as on some Jewish holidays.
Marilyn Monroe was Jewish