People

Who Is a Jew? Basic
A Jew is any person whose mother was a Jew or any person who has gone through the formal process of conversion to Judaism.
Jewish Genealogy Basic
Learn how to research your Jewish family tree
Jewish Population Basic
Most estimates I have seen suggest that there are about 13 million Jews in the world. The vast majority of these Jews live in either the United States (about 6 million) and Israel (about 5 million).
Movements of Judaism Basic
Sects or denominations of Judaism are referred to as movements. This page discusses Jewish movements of the past and present in the US, Israel and the UK.
Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews Basic
Learn about the differences between Sephardic (Spanish/Middle Eastern) and Ashkenazic (German/Eastern European) Jews, and other cultural subgroups of Judaism.
Jewish Attitudes Toward Non-Jews Basic
Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people. This page explains the Jewish attitudes towards non-Jews.
The Role of Women Intermediate
The position of women under traditional Jewish law is not nearly as lowly as many modern people think. This page discusses the role of women in traditional Judaism.
Rabbis, Priests, and Other Religious Functionaries Basic
Discusses the role of rabbis, chazzans (cantors), gabbais, kohanim (priests), Levites, rebbes and tzaddiks in Jewish life.
The Patriarchs and the Origins of Judaism Basic
The story of the origins of Judaism, from Abraham to the Children of Israel, discussing the lives of the Patriarchs.
Moses, Aaron and Miriam Basic
The story of Moses, Aaron and Miriam, the leaders of the Children of Israel at the time of the Exodus from Egypt.
Prophets and Prophecy Intermediate
Discusses the meaning of the term 'prophet' and identifies the prophets of the Jewish scriptures.
Sages and Scholars Intermediate
Information about Jewish sages and scholars, including Hillel, Shammai, Rabbi Akiba, Judah Ha-Nasi, Rashi, Maimonides and the Baal Shem Tov.

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