Judaism : What Is The Point Of Origin? Essay

925 Words Nov 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Judaism Information Sheet
What is the point of origin?
Judaism originated in Canaan, which is present day Israel and the Palestinian territories. It started because Abraham, his son Isaac, and Isaac’s son Jacob, all wanted to distinguish Judaism from other religions with multiple Gods. God promised Abraham the land of Canaan, but he had to get followers in order to be given the land.
How did the religion/philosophy spread?
Judaism spread with a large diaspora. Jews were not accepted in many places that they went, so they were often kicked out and forced to move to another place with hopes of being accepted. The holocaust is also an example of the Jews getting forcefully removed from one place to another.
Where is this tradition most influential today?
Judaism is most influential in Israel, but it is also dispersed throughout the world. In the United States, Judaism is mostly concentrated in the North East in states such as New York and Washington D.C. In New York, 8.9% of the state population is Jewish and in Washington D.C., 4.3% of the state population is Jewish.
How many followers are there worldwide?
Judaism has an estimated 14,000,000 followers worldwide. It is mostly concentrated in Israel, although 1.7% to 2.6% of the United States population is Jewish. About 10% of the Jewish population lives in Europe, that’s about 0.2% of Europe’s entire population. In 1939, before the holocaust, this number used to be much larger, at that time around 57% of the entire Jewish…

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