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Judaism

Judaism is a religious civilization of the Jewish people. The term Judaism (Yahadut in Hebrew) was first used among Greek-speaking Jews in the 1st century C.E. The language spoken and/or read by Jews is Hebrew (Ivrit), but Aramaic is also an ancient Jewish language that has found its way into the Talmud and other sacred books. Another language associated with Jewish people is Yiddish, which is still the common language among Ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Jewish Law

Jewish law is called halacha. Jewish society was governed by halacha, which is a legal system that pervaded all aspects of life. It is also a religious system and its influence is much more pervasive than an ordinary legal system, for it is responsible for legal and ethical behavior.

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