Definition of Judaism

1. Noun. Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud.

Exact synonyms: Hebraism, Jewish Religion
Generic synonyms: Faith, Organized Religion, Religion
Specialized synonyms: Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism
Group relationships: Jewry
Derivative terms: Judaical

2. Noun. The monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud.
Examples of category: Mitsvah, Mitzvah, Aliyah, Mikvah, Passover Supper, Seder, Ark, Ark Of The Covenant, Holy Of Holies, Sanctum Sanctorum, Menorah, Menorah, Prayer Shawl, Tallis, Tallith, Synagogue, Tabernacle, Temple, Tabernacle, Cabala, Cabbala, Cabbalah, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabbala, Qabbalah, Cabalism, Kabbalism, Mitsvah, Mitzvah, Megillah, Torah, Talmudic Literature, Aliyah, Midrash, Phylactery, Tefillin, Hallel, Bar Mitzvah, Bas Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Bath Mitzvah, Blintz, Blintze, Challah, Hallah, Jewish Rye, Jewish Rye Bread, Kishke, Stuffed Derma, Dibbuk, Dybbuk, Cabalist, Kabbalist, Golem, Sabbatarian, Feast Of Booths, Feast Of Tabernacles, Succos, Succoth, Sukkoth, Tabernacles, Hebrew Calendar, Jewish Calendar, Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashona, Rosh Hashonah, Rosh Chodesh, Rosh Hodesh, Day Of Atonement, Yom Kippur, Feast Of The Unleavened Bread, Passover, Pesach, Pesah, Purim, Feast Of Weeks, Pentecost, Shabuoth, Shavous, Shavuot, Shavuoth, Rejoicing In The Law, Rejoicing Of The Law, Rejoicing Over The Law, Shimchath Torah, Simchas Torah, Simchat Torah, Simhat Torah, Simhath Torah, Fast Of Ab, Fast Of Av, Ninth Of Ab, Ninth Of Av, Tisha B'ab, Tisha B'av, Tishah B'ab, Tishah B'av, Fast Of Gedaliah, Fast Of Tevet, Fast Of Esther, Fast Of The Firstborn, Fast Of Tammuz, Channukah, Channukkah, Chanukah, Chanukkah, Feast Of Dedication, Feast Of Lights, Feast Of The Dedication, Festival Of Lights, Hannukah, Hanukah, Hanukkah, Lag B'omer, Shibah, Shiva, Shivah, Cosher, Kosher, Nonkosher, Terefah, Tref
Generic synonyms: Monotheism
Specialized synonyms: Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism
Derivative terms: Judaical

Definition of Judaism

1. n. The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses.

Definition of Judaism

1. Noun. A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East, as documented in their religious writings, the Torah or Old Testament. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative form of Judaism) ¹

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Medical Definition of Judaism

1. The religion of the jews characterised by belief in one god and in the mission of the jews to teach the fatherhood of god as revealed in the hebrew scriptures. (webster, 3d ed) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Judaism

judaism (current term)
judder bar
judge's robe

Literary usage of Judaism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1904)
""judaism is a vast relic of ancient «J barbarism with its tribal mark, its tribal separation ... Yet whenever Professor Smith speaks of the Jews or judaism, ..."

2. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"BY RABBI ISAAC M. WISE, DD The theology of judaism, in the opinion of many, ... They maintain that judaism is identical with legalism,— a religion of deeds ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"judaism is the oldest of the three great monotheistic religions of the world. The creed of ancient judaism is to be found in the Old Testament, and includes ..."

4. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"These scattering details can make no pretension to completeness, and yet they suffice to show that judaism at last was substantially rooted out of Spanish ..."

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