Judaism

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noun Ju·da·ism \ˈjü-dē-ˌi-zəm, ˈjü-də-, ˈjü-(ˌ)dā-, British also ˈjü-ˌdi-zəm\

Definition of Judaism

  1. 1 :  a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions

  2. 2 :  the cultural, social, and religious beliefs and practices of the Jews

  3. 3 :  conformity to Jewish rites, ceremonies, and practices

  4. 4 :  the whole body of Jews :  the Jewish people

First Known Use of judaism

14th century

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JUDAISM Defined for English Language Learners

Judaism

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Definition of Judaism for English Language Learners

  • : the religion developed among the ancient Hebrews that stresses belief in God and faithfulness to the laws of the Torah : the religion of the Jewish people



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