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Judaism: The ethnic religion of the Jewish people
Judaism is an ethnic religion comprising the collective religious, cultural and legal tradition and civilization of the Jewish people. Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Israel. It encompasses a wide body of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization. The Torah is part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or the Hebrew Bible, and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud. With between 14.5 and 17.4 million adherents worldwide, Judaism is the tenth largest religion in the world.

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Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

hero in hanukkah attack declining $20k reward over zionism
An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from..
WorldNews - Published

Faith leaders press PM on climate action

Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and other faith leaders have written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison urging him to heed climate science.
SBS - Published

Videos for Judaism


Medieval anti-Semitic sculpture can stay on church: German court [Video]Medieval anti-Semitic sculpture can stay on church: German court

A German court this week ruled a 700-year-old anti-Semitic sculpture could stay on the exterior of a church in the city of Wittenberg, dismissing a claim by a member of the local Jewish community that..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

"Auschwitz is the ultimate symbol of Jewish powerlessness," says Netanyahu [Video]"Auschwitz is the ultimate symbol of Jewish powerlessness," says Netanyahu

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:20Published

Anti-Semitic graffiti removed from buildings in London [Video]Anti-Semitic graffiti removed from buildings in London

A synagogue and several shops in north London have been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The Jewish holy symbol alongside the numbers “9 11” were..

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‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises

More than half of the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks on Jewish people. Orthodox Jews are particularly at risk.
NYTimes.com - Published

Jewish leaders call on Tories to discipline MP who shared stage with notorious far-right figures

'If the Conservative Party fails to discipline Mr Kawczynski, it runs the serious risk of the public assuming that they share his views on association with such people', Board of Deputies chief says
Independent - Published

New Jersey kosher market shooters planned another attack, possibly on Jews: prosecutor

The two people who carried out a fatal gun rampage at a kosher grocery store in northern New Jersey last month were planning another attack and may have targeted Jewish people, a spokesman for the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Hundreds rally in Paris to seek justice for murdered Jewish woman Sarah Halimi

Hundreds of French Jews and their supporters rallied in Paris on Sunday calling for justice for murdered jewish woman Sarah Halimi, after a court of appeal ruled last month that her attacker was "not..
France 24 - Published

AP Top Stories January 1 5 P

Here are the top stories for Wednesday, Jan. 1st: Iran-backed militiamen withdraw from U.S. Embassy; Tight security for Jewish religious event near NYC; Netanyahu seeks immunity from prosecution; More..
USATODAY.com - Published

Suspect jailed in stabbings at Hanukkah gathering

suspect jailed in stabbings at hanukkah gathering
MONSEY, N.Y. -- A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush that the...
WorldNews - Published

'Nothing is going to stop us being Jewish': New York community rallies after anti-Semitic 'terrorism' attack

People sang, danced and marched through the streets of Monsey on Sunday in a display of solidarity, a day after an attack at a rabbi's home.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hanukkah 2019: When is it, and what to know (No, it's not the 'Jewish Christmas')

If Hanukkah isn't all that religious, what's all the fuss about? The annual celebration begins Sunday and runs through Dec. 30.
USATODAY.com - Published

World's largest menorah assembled in New York

The world's largest menorah was assembled in New York on Wednesday. The 36-foot, 4,000-pound menorah was certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest in the world. It's used to hold candles..
USATODAY.com - Published

Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

The Eritrean-American comedian hopes the discovery of her Jewish identity can inspire others.
BBC News - Published

New Jersey killers 'targeted' Jewish supermarket

At least six people died, including two gunmen who the mayor says targeted a kosher supermarket.
BBC News - Published

Trump to sign order targeting anti-semitism on college campuses

trump to sign order targeting anti-semitism on college campuses
Written by Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday targeting what he sees as anti-Semitism on college campuses by threatening to withhold..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com

Nazi memorabilia auction criticised by Jewish leader

Adolf Hitler's hat and partner Eva Braun's dresses are among the items for sale in the auction.
BBC News - Published

LGBT teaching an abomination, Jewish judge says

An ultra-orthodox Jewish judge says Jews should "give up their lives" rather than teach LGBT issues.
BBC News - Published

Khamenei: Iran not calling for elimination of Jews, wants non-sectarian Israel

Iran is not calling for the elimination of Jewish people, but it thinks people of all religions should decide Israel's future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday in a speech..
Reuters - Published

Clacton Labour candidate quits over 'Shylock' comment

Gideon Bull denies aiming the remark at a Jewish councillor.
BBC News - Published

Food, Faith and Religion

An in-depth look at the relationship between food, faith and culture in the Jewish, Islamic and Sikh traditions.
CBS News - Published

Faith in America: A History

A history of Catholic, Jewish and Muslim intolerance in America.
CBS News - Published

Israelis take to frond-covered huts as Jewish high holy days wind down

With the Jewish high holy days winding down, many Israelis can be found dining, socializing and even sleeping in frond-covered huts erected on their balconies or in their back yards.
Reuters - Published

Shocked Germans face new outbreak of far-right terror

Jewish people in Halle told the BBC they experience anti-Semitic abuse and false promises from politicians.
BBC News - Published

Gunman who tried to invade synagogue allegedly planned "massacre"

The attack in the German city of Halle left two dead outside the synagogue on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day
CBS News - Published

Halle attacker shoots and reloads gun in street

Video of a heavily armed assailant who tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day. (Oct. 10)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Germany shooting: Jewish group criticises police 'negligence'

Police were not guarding the synagogue attacked in Halle - yet it was Yom Kippur, a major festival.
BBC News - Published

2 dead in attacking targeting German synagogue

On this Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, security is stepped up at synagogues here in New York City and around the world following a deadly attack in Germany. A heavily-armed gunman tried to shoot his..
CBS News - Published

Gunman kills two in livestreamed attack at German synagogue

A gunman who denounced Jews opened fire outside a German synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, and killed two people as he livestreamed his attack.
Reuters - Published

Gunman livestreams shooting at synagogue in Germany, kills two

A gunman killed two people in a synagogue and a nearby kebab shop on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, in an attack in the German city of Halle that he livestreamed on a video-gaming..
Reuters - Published

Deadly shooting reported outside synagogue in Germany

Reports in Germany say there has been a deadly shooting outside a synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar. Police are telling people to stay home or find a secure..
CBS News - Published

The Yom Kippur Prayer on Cory Booker’s Lips

On the 2020 campaign trail, the senator from New Jersey relies on some help from his rabbinical friends, and his decades of Jewish learning.
NYTimes.com - Published

What is Yom Kippur? How do Jews observe it? And when does the fast start?

Yom Kippur is the day of atonement after the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah. On this day, Jews ask God for forgiveness for their sins.
USATODAY.com - Published

Impeachment inquiry, LGBTQ rights at the Supreme Court, Yom Kippur: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

Gordon Sondland will be the next witness in the impeachment inquiry, Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year and more news to know Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Rosh Hashanah 2019: When it starts and what this Jewish celebration really means

Rosh Hashanah kicks off the most important week of the year for Jewish people. Here's why it is so important.
USATODAY.com - Published

Al-Qaida, terror cells affiliated to IS plan to attack Jews, Israelis in India

The agencies have alerted the states having a significant Jewish population about the possible attacks. Three Jewish holidays fall between September and October, starting with Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New..
IndiaTimes - Published

Netanyahu, Gantz set for new talks on Israel vote deadlock

netanyahu, gantz set for new talks on israel vote deadlock
Jerusalem: Israel’s president meets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his challenger Benny Gantz on Wednesday as the clock began ticking on a one-week deadline for him to name someone to form a..
WorldNews - Published

With New Investigation at Duke and U.N.C., Feds Hunt Anti-Israel Bias in Higher Education

The Education Department is investigating a Middle East studies program run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina, citing, among other issues, how Judaism is discussed in the..
NYTimes.com - Published

Rabbi’s daughter opens ‘kosher’ sex shop

rabbi’s daughter opens ‘kosher’ sex shop
At first sight, the store in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel, could appear to be a high-end boutique — until the door opens onto a selection of vibrators and dildos. “Kosher Sex” shop owner Chana..
WorldNews - Published

Kenneth Bialkin, Lawyer and Jewish Leader, Dies at 89

He helped win freedom for Soviet Jews and a posthumous pardon in a notorious lynching case. He also offered counsel in a major corporate merger.
NYTimes.com - Published

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked protests

syrian jailed for germany knife killing that sparked protests
Local Jewish, Turkish and Iranian restaurants at the time became targets of xenophobic vandalism. BERLIN: A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine- and-a-half years in jail Thursday for a knife..
WorldNews - Published

Trump retweets quote calling him "second coming of God"

The president promoted a quote by known conspiracy theorist claiming "the Jewish people in Israel love him like he's the King of Israel"
CBS News - Published

Trump Again Accuses Jews of Disloyalty

“If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and very disloyal to Israel,” President Trump said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Donald Trump calls Jews who vote Democrat 'disloyal'

donald trump calls jews who vote democrat 'disloyal'
The President's comments triggered uproar - REUTERS President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great..
WorldNews - Published

Donald Trump targets American Jews over Israel, says those who vote for Democrats are disloyal; renews willingness to play politics along religious lines

Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, US president Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack..
Firstpost - Published

Muslim worshippers clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police and thousands of Palestinian worshippers clashed at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Sunday as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holidays led to tensions there.
France 24 - Published

Jews, outraged by restrictive abortion laws, are invoking the Hebrew Bible in the debate

GOP lawmakers often point to the Bible as proof that abortion should be illegal. But Jews read the same texts, and have different interpretations.
USATODAY.com - Published

Court orders Canada's elections chief to reconsider changing date of federal vote

A judge said on Tuesday that Canada's chief electoral officer (CEO) must reconsider the Oct. 21 date for the federal election because it coincides with a Jewish holiday, according to a copy of the..
Reuters - Published

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