A monotheistic religion that has its origins in Levantine Yahwism (the Old Testament
religion). Judaism began about 200 B.C. and places emphasis on Rabbinical teaching. The supreme authority for Judaism is the Talmud, a large collection of rabbinical writings and biblical commentaries. Judaism had its major influence in Babylonian and Egyptian religions. Judaism traces its teachings to the Pharisees, an old group of teachers from the early first century and onward to the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. It's core beliefs include the belief in one God, the coming of the Messiah
, and the notion that the Jews
are the Chosen People of God.
David Feinstein is a Jew who practices Judaism.