Judaism Fast Facts

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Here’s a look at Judaism, the monotheistic (belief in one God) religion of the Jewish people.

About Judaism

Jewish law is rooted in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

According to the Torah, Abraham is the father of Judaism. He was born about 4,000 years ago, during an era when man