Pages discussing Jewish people and their relationships with non-Jews:
what makes a person Jewish, how many Jews there are, different kinds of Jewish people, and Jewish historical figures
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- Who Is A Jew?
- 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
- Learn how to research your Jewish family tree
- Jewish Population
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people. This page explains the Jewish attitudes towards non-Jews.
- The Role of Women
- 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
- Discusses the role of rabbis, chazzans (cantors), gabbais, kohanim (priests), Levites, rebbes and tzaddiks in Jewish life.
- The Patriarchs and the Origins of Judaism
- The story of the origins of Judaism, from Abraham to the Children of Israel, discussing the lives of the Patriarchs.
- Matriarchs: Foremothers of Judaism
- The story of the founding mothers of Judaism, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, discussing the lives of the Matriarchs.
- Moses, Aaron and Miriam
- 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
- Discusses the meaning of the term 'prophet' and identifies the prophets of the Jewish scriptures.
- Sages and Scholars
- Information about Jewish sages and scholars, including Hillel, Shammai, Rabbi Akiba, Judah Ha-Nasi, Rashi, Maimonides and the Baal Shem Tov.