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Judaism is a set of beliefs and practices originating in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), as later further explored and explained in the Talmud and other texts. Judaism presents itself as the covenantal relationship between the Children of Israel (later, the Jewish nation) and God.

Judaism can claim a historical continuity spanning close to three millennia. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions, and the oldest surviving. Many of its texts and traditions are central to the other Abrahamic religions, with Jewish history and the principles and ethics of Judaism having influenced Christianity and Islam, as well as some non-Abrahamic religions.

Followers of Judaism, whether converts or born into the Jewish nation (including seculars), are called Jews. The Jewish collective is regarded as an ethnoreligious group, for reasons derived from the sacred texts that define them as a nation, rather than followers of a faith. In 2007, the world Jewish population was estimated at 13.2 million people, 41% of whom lived in Israel and 40% of whom lived in the United States.

In modern Judaism, central authority is not vested in any single person or body, but in sacred texts, religious law, and learned rabbis who interpret those texts and laws. According to Jewish tradition, Judaism begins with the Covenant between God and Abraham (ca. 2000 BCE), the patriarch and progenitor of the Jewish nation. Throughout the ages, Judaism has adhered to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, transcendent god, who created the universe and continues to govern it. More »

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  • Man's Search for Meaning

    Man's Search for Meaning
    By Viktor E. Frankl & William J. Winslade

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual...


  • The Rational Bible: Genesis

    The Rational Bible: Genesis
    By Dennis Prager

    USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Wall Street Journal bestseller Many people today think the Bible, the most influential book in worl...


  • The Rational Bible: Exodus

    The Rational Bible: Exodus
    By Dennis Prager

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Dennis Prager has put together one of the most stunning commentaries in modern times on the most profound document in human histo...


  • The Weight of Ink

    The Weight of Ink
    By Rachel Kadish

    WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD A USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion....


  • The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim: (With Extensive Commentary on the Three Books of Enoch, the Fallen Angels, the Calendar of Enoch, and Daniel's Prophecy)

    The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim: (With Extensive Commentary on the Thr...
    By Joseph Lumpkin

    Now buy this amazing volume for a special low price. The well known and acclaimed work of Dr. Joseph Lumpkin has been enlarged to include new research...


  • Textual Activism

    Textual Activism
    By Rabbi Mike Moskowitz

    This collection of essays, articles, and speeches sits at the intersection of deeply traditional rabbinic texts and radically progressive Jewish value...


  • The Book of Enoch

    The Book of Enoch
    By Enoch

    The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of...


  • A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

    A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
    By W. Phillip Keller

    “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want …”Travel the shepherd’s path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of Psalm 23.As...


  • Breaking Free (Bible Study Book): The Journey, The Stories

    Breaking Free (Bible Study Book): The Journey, The Stories
    By Beth Moore

    Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories - Member Book by Beth Moore leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of ...


  • The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word

    The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word
    By Joyce Meyer

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to create change in their lives and truly receive God's blessings. Includes power...