Judaism is a religious tradition with origins dating back nearly four thousand years, rooted in the ancient region of Canaan, which is now known as the land between Israel and Palestine. Judaism did not emerge until the 1st century C.E. Judaism traces its heritage to the covenant God made with Abraham and his lineage that God would make them a sacred people and give them a holy land. The primary characters of Israelite culture include the great patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the prophet Moses, who received God's law at Mt. Sinai. Judaism is a tradition grounded in the religious, ethical, and social laws as they are articulated in the Torah. The Torah is known as the first first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Jews refer to the
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The Laws of Kashrut are commonly known for not allowing the mixing of dairy and meat, but there are other ways to make food Kosher as well. Such as pork and shellfish, these are forbidden foods in the Judaism community. The Laws of Kashrut would be difficult for me to follow because I often drink dairy products and also eat meat. Along with those, all blood must be drained before cooking and eating, for blood is sacred to God. It is amazing to know that even some Jewish people keep separate fridges, sinks, tables, and utensils to avoid the mixing of their meat and dairy products. Even though these Jewish traits may seem strict and harsh, not all Jews practice them. Most American Jews actually perform The Kashrut in small ways. For example, they may buy pre-maid kosher food to substitute for going full on Kosher. Most major brands even put marking on their products to let us know if the item is kosher or not.
Judaism is a very interesting religion that focuses primarily on traditions and customs. The Jews in the world today do many of the same things their ancestors did many years ago. Jewish customs range from different diets to elaborate wedding celebrations. Jews love every one of their traditions and use them to make their religion even stronger and powerful. Jews strong commitment to their traditions and religion has made it possible for their religion to spread all across the world. Their customs