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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, Jewish influence on the world has been vast -- far more than their numbers would indicate. 

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Overview of Judaism:

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Religious groups blending Jewish culture with non-Jewish theology:

bulletSeasonal days of celebration

bulletSabbath observances
 
bulletJewish iefs about:
bulletAbortion

bulletThe environment and global warming

bulletHomosexuality

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

bulletShoah (Nazi Holocaust) topics:
bulletAdmission of governments' complicity in the Nazi Holocaust

bulletAnti-semitism and the Catholic church

bulletFinancial compensation for Nazi slave laborers

bullet2006 conference in Iran of Nazi Holocaust deniers

bulletOther topics:
bulletBible codes: messages allegedly hidden in the Torah

bulletReligious intolerance in Israel

bulletNames given to the "Holy Land"

bulletReligious hate propaganda: one story; many versions; all false

bulletContinually 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: https://www.scarboromissions.ca/

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

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"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 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"

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