What is the most holy book of Judaism?

Florencio Walz asked, updated on August 25th, 2021; Topic: judaism
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Just, is the Torah the same as the Bible?

The meaning of “Torah” is often restricted to signify the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), also called the Law (or the Pentateuch, in Christianity). ... The term Torah is also used to designate the entire Hebrew Bible.

Afterall, who is the God of Judaism? YHWH

By the way, what do Jews believe about God?

Jews believe that there is a single God who not only created the universe, but with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship. They believe that God continues to work in the world, affecting everything that people do. The Jewish relationship with God is a covenant relationship.

What are the main beliefs of Judaism?

The three main beliefs at the center of Judaism are Monotheism, Identity, and covenant (an agreement between God and his people). The most important teachings of Judaism is that there is one God, who wants people to do what is just and compassionate.

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Who actually wrote the Torah?

Moses

Is the Torah part of the Quran?

There is no term for the "Bible" in the Qur'an; instead the Qur'an refers to specific books of the Bible, including Torah (tawrat), Psalms (zubur) and Gospel (injeel). The Qur'an also refers to suhuf, meaning scrolls.

Who invented God?

Who invented God? When, why, and where? Thomas Römer seeks to answer these questions about the deity of the great monotheisms—Yhwh, God, or Allah—by tracing Israelite beliefs and their context from the Bronze Age to the end of the Old Testament period in the third century BCE.

Can I say Yahweh?

For Jewish people YHVH is the most holy name of God, as written in the ancient Hebrew language. The written language showed no vowels, so the pronunciation is not agreed on. However, most academics agree that "Yahweh" is the most accepted way to say it.

What is forbidden in Judaism?

Eating shellfish is not allowed. It is forbidden to eat birds of prey. Only clean birds, meaning birds that do not eat other animals, can be eaten. Poultry is allowed. Meat and dairy cannot be eaten together, as it says in the Torah : do not boil a kid in its mother's milk (Exodus 23:19) .

What is the oldest religion?

The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म: "the Eternal Way"), which refers to the idea that its origins lie beyond human history, as revealed in the Hindu texts.

Where did Judaism spread to first?

Diffusion of Judaism Judaism diffused mainly through relocation diffusion during the Jewish Diaspora. In 722 BCE, Israel was conquered by the Babylonians and the Jewish people moved out of Israel and into Egypt and Babylon.

How do you practice Judaism?

How to convert
  • discuss possible conversion with a rabbi.
  • study Jewish beliefs, history, rituals and practices.
  • learn some Hebrew.
  • get involved with Jewish community life.
  • believe in G-d and the divinity of the Torah.
  • agree to observe all 613 mitzvot (commandments) of the Torah.
  • agree to live a fully Jewish life.
  • How do Jews pray?

    Three Times a Day. Jews are supposed to pray three times a day; morning, afternoon, and evening. The Jewish prayer book (it's called a siddur) has special services set down for this. Praying regularly enables a person to get better at building their relationship with God.