Difference Between Judaism and Other Religions
Judaism is a very unique religion and was very different from other religions at the time it was created. Judaism only has fourteen million people in comparison to other major religions such as Christianity and Islam which together are accounted for more than two billion people, yet Judaism is still considered a major religion nowadays. It began about 4,000 years ago with the hebrew people in the Middle East. Avraham, a shepherd from the city of Ur, is considered to be the father of Judaism because he advertised the main idea and belief of the jewish people which is that there is only one God. Judaism differs from other religions in three ways, it is monotheistic,how the religions came about, and the main beliefs.
"When people around the world were worshiping thunder and wind, the Jews had but one word to say - God." What this quote is saying is that every other religion during that time period whether it was the religion of Egypt, or the greeks, believed that there was a god for every possible thing in humanity, while Judaism only believed in one. It was the only monotheistic religion at that time while every other religion was based on polytheistic beliefs. At this time, this was a real shock to all other nations because it was so different and because of that many religions were derived from Judaism or the monotheistic belief, such as Christianity, and Islam. As we can see here Judaism really paved the way for the most influential religions today.
In addition to Judaism being monotheistic, it is also the only religion that actually witnessed G-d. Christianity started when Jesus, a born hebrew who gathered a group of disciples and spread his teachings, and Islam was created when a man named Mohammed had a vision from a being he perceived to be an angel who said, “There is only one God, and His name is Allah. Worship Him.” In contrast, three million jews encountered god himself when the jews reached Mt.Sinai...