Orthodox Judaism


: Judaism that adheres to the Torah and Talmud as interpreted in an authoritative rabbinic law code and applies their principles and regulations to modern living compare conservative judaism, reform judaism

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Orthodox Judaism was in 1904

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“Orthodox Judaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orthodox%20Judaism. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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Orthodox Judaism

: Judaism that considers the Torah and Talmud sacred and that strictly follows Jewish laws and traditions in everyday life

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