Judaism is the religion of the Jews. It is the first monotheistic religion and source of today's most popular monotheistic religion, Christianity. Judaism centres around the study of a text called the Torah ("Law" or "Teaching") through many historical texts that were written in continuation of its portrayal of Jewish life and in response to its religious laws and principles, starting with Nevi'im ("Prophets"), Ketuvim ("Writings"), Mishnah ("Doctrine"), Talmud ("Study"), and innumerable Rabbinical texts written all over the world during 2,000 years of Diaspora. Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim are generally referred to as "the Bible", or "the Tanakh" (Hebrew acronym of the three books), and by non-Jews it is sometimes referred to as "the Old Testament" or "the Hebrew Testament".
According to Wikipedia, Judaism is the world's eleventh largest organized religion with about 14 million adherents (as of 2006).
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