Did you ever hear the one about the Jewish telegram that simply read: ‘Start worrying. Details to follow’?
Like the one above, there are plenty of stereotypes that exist about Judaism. One thing, though, is for certain. This is a really interesting religion that has been around for thousands of years, and it has an enthralling history. Sometimes that history has been sad, but it’s an enduring religion that is still followed by plenty of people today.
Woody Allen, Albert Einstein, Mel Brooks, Leonard Bernstein, Natalie Portman and Elizabeth Taylor are all Jewish, and who doesn’t like the work they do? (They’re not the only Jews; they’re just some famous ones we found to get you interested. There are actually more than 13.1 million Jews around today.)
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at Judaism and some of the key figures from the religion’s history.
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