Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago in the Middle East.
Jews believe that God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world.
Judaism at a glance
Judaism is the original of the three Abrahamic faiths, which also includes Christianity and Islam. According to information published by The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, there were around 13.1 million Jewish people in the world in 2007, most residing in the USA and Israel. According to the 2001 census 267,000 people in the UK said that their religious identity was Jewish, about 0.5% of the population.
There are many people who identify themselves as Jewish without necessarily believing in, or observing, any Jewish law.
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