4 Facts About Orthodox Judaism


Orthodox Judaism is the approach to religious Judaism which subscribes to a tradition of mass revelation and adheres to the interpretation and application of the laws and ethics of the Torah as legislated in the Talmudic texts by the Tannaim and Amoraim.

Amoraim refers to the Jewish scholars of the period from about 200 to 500 CE, who "said" or "told over" the teachings of the Oral Torah.

Tannaim were the Rabbinic sages whose views are recorded in the Mishnah, from approximately 10-220 CE.

Judaism encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people.

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Orthodox Judaism includes movements such as Modern Orthodox Judaism and Ultra-Orthodox or Haredi Judaism.

Modern Orthodox Judaism is a movement within Orthodox Judaism that attempts to synthesize Jewish values and the observance of Jewish law, with the secular, modern world.

Haredi Judaism is a broad spectrum of groups within Orthodox Judaism, all characterized by a rejection of modern secular culture.

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As of 2001, Orthodox Jews and Jews affiliated with an Orthodox synagogue accounted for approximately 50% of British Jews, 26.5% of Israeli Jews, and 13% of American Jews.

Israeli Jews, also known as Jewish Israelis, refers to Israeli citizens or residents who are Jews, and also the descendants of Israeli-Jewish emigrants outside of Israel.

American Jews, also known as Jewish Americans, are Americans who are Jews, either by religion, ethnicity, or nationality.

British Jews are people who are ethnically and/or religiously Jewish living in the United Kingdom.


Among those affiliated to a synagogue body, Orthodox Jews represent 70% of British Jewry, and 27% of American Jewry.

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