The heated conflict between Jews and Muslims has always been a gargantuan one and furthermore since the dispute over Palestine.

The heated conflict between Jews and Muslims has always been a gargantuan one and furthermore since the dispute over Palestine.

The heated conflict between Jews and Muslims has always been a gargantuan one and furthermore since the dispute over Palestine. Being raised Muslim and knowing that these two religions were respectively fathered by the sons of Abraham, there seems to be more hostility than agreeable peace. I chose to write on Judaism for that reason, to understand more of what the similarities are between the cousin religions. Also, in modern times, it is hard to directly apply the teachings of religion from what it originated as. That contributes to sectarianism where people follow the teachings in a varied way. I have a small number of Jewish friends who each practice in their own tradition and their knowledge on it varies too. I wanted to learn more about the different types of Jews that evolved and how their race survived in history through their years of wandering. The basic beliefs and characteristics of Judaism begin with patriarchic worship and that God, at that time known as El, had promised Abraham he would father a great nation. The belief in Moses is that he was delivered to the people as the Messiah that would free them from their salvation. God, now referred to as YHWH (Yahweh) spoke to Moses while he was exiled and helped him take the Israeli’s to their promised land. Along with this, Jews lay very important emphasis on the Covenant at Mt. Sinai. Here, the Ten Commandments were revealed that are basic to Jewish lifestyle that Jews look back to for inspiration and guidance. The Jewish belief in the scriptures are in the 5 books of Moses, compiled as the Torah or Hebrew bible and as well as the Talmud which comprises of the Mishnah and Gemara. They believe that the world was created in six days and that on the seventh God rested and therefore the tradition of Sabbath is related to that day. Jews believe that as the chosen people they were to be granted their land. Therefore the main focus in all Jews has been to see Israel as …


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