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Fast Facts on Judaism

Jewish statistics, history, beliefs and practices at a glance.

Names

Judaism; Jewish; jodendom; Judaísmo

Etymology

of the Kingdom of Judah

Adherents

14 million

History

The religion of the Hebrews (c. 1300 BC), especially after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD.

Branches

Orthodox, Reform, Conservative

Beliefs

One God: Yahweh (YHVH)

Practices

Circumcision at birth, bar/bat mitzvah at adulthood, observing Sabbath, wearing tallit and tefilin, prayer services

Main Holidays

Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, Purim

Texts

Hebrew Bible (Tanakh); Talmud

Symbols

Star of David, chai, hamsa, tree

  • Adherents

    About 14 million people worldwide, which is about 0.2% of the global population, belong to the Jewish religion. full article →

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Title Fast Facts on Judaism
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UpdatedNovember 20, 2016
MLA Citation“Fast Facts on Judaism.” ReligionFacts.com. 20 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 5 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/judaism/facts>

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