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Religions of the world


Judaism: beliefs, practices,
Jewish-Christian relations, news...

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Judaism is an Abrahamic religion -- a faith which recognizes Abraham as a Patriarch. Others include Christianity Islam, and the Baha'i Faith. Although Jews comprise only about 0.2% of the human race and 2% of the U.S. population, Jewish influence on the U.S. and the rest of the world has been vast -- far more than their numbers would indicate. 

Topics covered in this section:


Overview of Judaism:


Religious texts:


Religious groups blending Jewish culture with non-Jewish theology:

bulletSeasonal days of celebration

bulletSabbath observances
bulletJewish beliefs about:

bulletThe environment and global warming


bullet Same-sex marriage

bulletChristian-Jewish relations:

bulletHistorical anti-semitism:
bulletAre there anti-semitic passages in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament)?

bulletWho was responsible for Jeshua's (Jesus') execution?

bulletHistory of persecution of Jews

bulletBlood li, ritual murder, host desecration, "The Protocols," and other anti-Judaic hoaxes

bulletMel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ;" Jewish responses
bulletRecent interactions:
bulletCurrent Attempts to Convert Jews to Christianity
bulletThe Southern Baptist prayer guides

bulletChristian apology to Jews and Muslims for the Crusades

bullet Dabru Emet: a Jewish statement on Jewish-Christian relations

bulletChristian Zionism: Christian support for the State of Israel

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bullet Shoah (Nazi Holocaust) topics:
bullet Admission of governments' complicity in the Nazi Holocaust

bullet Anti-semitism and the Catholic church

bullet Financial compensation for Nazi slave laborers

bullet 2006 conference in Iran of Nazi Holocaust deniers

bullet Other topics:
bullet Bible codes: messages allegedly hidden in the Torah

bullet Religious intolerance in Israel

bullet Names given to the "Holy Land"

bullet Religious hate propaganda: one story; many versions; all false

bullet Continually updated list of current Jewish news items

bullet The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel and the Scarboro Missions Interfaith Department have published a Hebrew-language poster featuring texts of the Golden Rule in 13 religions. Download at:

bullet Essays donated by Rabbi Allen S. Maller on various topics:
bullet "A new year for Jews"

bullet "Muslim and Jewish Views of Jesus as 'Son of God' "

bullet "How Muslims and Jews view Jesus" Part 1 Part 2

bullet "Islamophobia and Banu Israel (The Children of Israel) in the Qur'an:" Part 1 Part 2

bullet "How Thanksgiving Days (Sukkot) Became Hanukah"

bullet "A Thanksgiving Day Fable""

bullet "Christmas and Chanukkah, Hanuka, Chanukah..?"

bullet "Don't Read the Bible Alone: Study the Bible with a Commentary and with Other Students"

bullet "Evidence of reincarnation from non-Jews who become Jewish"

bullet "Holy matrimony and sacred sexuality in Judaism"

bullet "How religious Americans view those of other faiths"

bullet "Jewish traditions on diets, cooking, and eating"

bullet "Muslims & Jews unite to preserve religious traditions: circumcision and slaughter of animals"

bullet "Why Hanukah is for Muslim Jews"

bullet "Mormons, Jews & Reincarnation. People with a 'Jewish Soul' being drawn back to Judaism"

bullet "Jewish Messianic Prophecy Today"

bullet "The religious value of celebrating a New Year"

bullet "The significance of Jewish wedding rituals"

bullet "European Attacks on Circumcision"

bullet "Political Attacks from the seoond century BCE to the present time against the Jewish and Islamic practice of male circumcision"

bullet "B'nai Israel in the Qur'an"

bullet "Fasting for Ramadan and Yom Kippur"

bullet God's commandment against religious extremism

bullet What the first Asian- American Rabbi exemplifies. About the reincarnation of the Jewish soul of an ancestor

bullet "The prophetic vision of religious pluralism From Micah to Muhammad"

bullet "A Jewish fable about repentance & atonement for people of all religions"

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  • An article by Sandy Goodman, retired producer of NBC Nightly News in the Huffington Post "BLOG:"It is titled "Bad for the Jews, Bad for America. His article begins:

    ""The American Jewish community is coming apart at the seams. Its vital center is collapsing, and the entire group is increasingly polarized by runaway growth at both extremes: religious fundamentalism on one end, secular non-belief on the other. The result is not only bad for the Jews, but bad for the rest of America."

    See the article at the Huffington News.

  • book cover image Phyllis Goldstein, "A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism" Facing History and Ourselves (2011). Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store. Available in paperback for $13.26 plus shipping, or in Kindle format for $8.32
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