Judaism

Definitions of Judaism
  1. noun
    the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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    Orthodox Judaism
    beliefs and practices of a Judaic sect that strictly observes Mosaic law
    Conservative Judaism
    beliefs and practices of Conservative Jews
    Reform Judaism
    beliefs and practices of Reform Jews
    Chasidism, Chassidism, Hasidism, Hassidism
    beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
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    monotheism
    belief in a single God
  2. noun
    Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    synonyms: Hebraism, Jewish religion
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    Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism
    Jews who strictly observe the Mosaic law as interpreted in the Talmud
    Conservative Judaism
    Jews who keep some of the requirements of the Mosaic law but allow for adaptation of other requirements (as some of the dietary laws) to fit modern circumstances
    Reform Judaism
    the most liberal Jews; Jews who do not follow the Talmud strictly but try to adapt all of the historical forms of Judaism to the modern world
    Chasidim, Chassidim, Hasidim, Hasidism, Hassidim
    a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly
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    faith, organized religion, religion
    an institution to express belief in a divine power
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