How would someone describe Judaism?

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The oldest of the three major monotheistic religions (along with Christianity and Islam), Judaism is based upon the the word of God as handed down to the Prophet Moses.  The first five books of the Bible are called the Five Books of Moses, and comprise the text of the Holy Scripture in the Torah, or scrolls.  The Five Books of Moses were, according to Judaism, written by Moses and dictated by God.  Jews believe that there is one God, and that he created the Universe and all that live within.  

Main religious practices associated with Judaism include circumcision of male...

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