What is Judaism?. by Colin Cross

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Published by Board of Deputies of British Jews. Central Jewish Lecture and Information Committee in London .

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Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Israel. It encompasses a wide body of texts, practices, theological. The other Holy Book for the Jewish religion is the Talmud which includes the Mishnah, which means "repetition" or "study" and the Gemara, which means "addition" or "completion." As society changed, the Jews found that the Torah needed to be updated from its original agricultural emphasis.

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