1. Judaism believes in another Torah (Bible) that Moses passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation for 1,400 years.
  2. In Judaism
    there are
    4 different
    New Year days.
  3. Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
  4. Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.
  5. After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation in the U.S. is Judaism.
  6. Marilyn Monroe was Jewish: she converted for her husband Arthur Miller.
  7. Despite being a Jew, Karl Marx hated Judaism and said that "money is the jealous god of Israel."
  8. A man in Nebraska is breeding red cows and sending them to Israel
    so that Jews build a Third Temple and "Jesus comes again".
  9. A Jewish sect, Neturei Karta, supports Palestine and calls for a peaceful dismantling of the State of Israel.
  10. The population of Jews in the world is similar to the margin of error in the Chinese census.
  11. The "eye for an eye" principle is not interpreted literally in Judaism, but as a proportional monetary compensation.
  12. The rulers of the first Feudal state of Eastern Europe, the Khazars, converted en masse to Judaism in the 8th Century.
  13. Since the 12th century, Judaism believes that if the truths derived from science or philosophy contradict religious beliefs, the religious beliefs are incorrect.
  14. Locust is the only insect considered kosher in Judaism.
  15. In Judaism, finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity.
  16. The Vulcan salute, used by Mr. Spock on Star Trek, was taken from the Priestly Blessing of Judaism.
  17. There's one kosher butcher in Cuba. Fidel Castro personally allowed him to stay and serve 1,500 people practicing Judaism.
  18. In Judaism, you don't need to be Jewish to get into the "next world" (Heaven).
  19. At least 400 descendants of Nazis have converted to Judaism and moved to Israel.
  20. Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago with no recorded instances of anti-Semitism from the local populace ever since.
  21. Christmas ham, originally a pagan tradition, was endorsed by the Catholic Church as a test of truthful conversion from Judaism.
  22. "Shabbat elevators" stop at every floor to avoid pressing buttons, which is considered "doing work" on Shabbat, thus forbidden, in Judaism.
  23. A very small minority of Jews believe that a Rabbi who died in 1994 is the Messiah and even an incarnation of God.
  24. Giraffes are kosher for eating, according to Judaism.
  25. In Judaism, there's a blessing thanking God for having the ability to excrete.
  26. The Pentateuch (Torah in Judaism, Old Testament in the Christian Bible), lays down the death penalty for murder, kidnapping, magic, violation of the Sabbath, blasphemy, and a wide range of sexual crimes.
  27. The highest ranking archangel in Judaism is called Metatron.
  28. Elvis Presley once lived next to an Orthodox rabbi and his wife. On the Saturday sabbath, he ran errands and turned electronics on and off for them.
  29. There are about 120,000 Jews of Ethiopian descent in Israel. Ethiopian Judaism is nearly identical to that practiced 2,000 years ago during the Second Temple Period.
  30. In 2012, a Hungarian far-right anti-Semitic politician discovered that he was Jewish. He left his party, and set out on a journey to learn and practise Judaism.
  31. In Gibraltar, where Jews have lived for about 650 years, there's a special recipe for Passover's charoset replacing apples: the dust of real bricks .
  32. When Menachem Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, met someone, he would give him a dollar to give to charity because of his grandfather's belief that "when two people meet, it should benefit a third."
  33. Some Orthodox Jewish married women wear a wig of natural or synthetic hair to cover their real hair in order to conform with a modesty requirement of Jewish law.
  34. Modern day Samaritans follow Samaritanism, which they believe to be the original, unchanged version of Judaism.
  35. Judaism emphasizes that sex is a deeply holy act to be performed regularly, and insists that it be pleasurable for both members of a married couple.
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