What are the followers of Judaism called?


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Followers of Judaism are known as the "Jewish" or "Jews." The religion is based on belief in the God of Abraham, who Jews believe made an agreement with the patriarch that his descendants would dwell in the promised land of Canaan.

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According to the Judaism 101 website, worship takes place in synagogues and temples and is led by a rabbi, with the principles of Judaism centering around the Torah, the first five books of the Jewish Bible. The Torah teaches followers to live a good life according to its 613 laws and to pass on the traditions to one's family. Special observances made by the Jewish people include fasting during the holiday of Yom Kippur and consuming only foods that are "kosher," those meeting the Torah's requirement regarding the clean preparation of food.

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