Cultural Differences Of Judaism, Ultra-Orthodox And Secular Jews

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Judaism is perhaps most unique because of the qualities that is presents when compared to other religions. Although Jewish people are constantly fighting misconceptions among non-Jews about Judaism, Judaism differs from most religions because not only is the religion open for interpretation but also holds a remarkably strong sense of community. During a site visit to the Central Synagogue a member of the religious institution herself emphasized how open Judaism can truly be. She made a point to underscore the many types of Jews that are active members of the Congregation. Even though the State of Israel only officially recognizes Orthodoxy, there are still many branches of Judaism. The fact that the religion has the ability to hold a variety of different types of beliefs including Ultra-Orthodox Jews, Orthodox Jews, Modern-Orthodox Jews, Conservative Jews, Reform Jews, Reconstructionist Jews, Humanistic Jews, Secular Jews speaks for itself. All of these branches respect the Torah and tell the Jewish story of exile…show more content…
In religion it gave birth to both Christianity and Islam. The two religions that are now known today as the world’s first and second largest in the world. Stephen Prothero mentions that according to numbers, Judaism happens to be the smallest by far. The religion has still managed to influence the masses far out of proportion to its demographic. The claim is that Judaism has carried out to achieve “monotheistic revolution that remade the Western World”. It has provided stories that bring up conversation on not just religion but also literature and politics. Stephen Prothero describes the story as, “everything you could ever want in a good read. It has sex, deceit, love, murder, transgression, and tragedy of biblical proportion.” All of which have an affect on everyday life

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