While I am Jewish, from what I have learned about other religions, I would have to say that tradition is no more or less important to the Jewish religion than it is to any others. Certainly, all forms of Christianity have important traditions, as do Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and so on. However, historically, Judaism has probably experienced more discrimination than other religions, in most of the countries in which it has been practiced. Sadly, there continues to be evidence of this to this day. I think that this has a way of making many Jewish people feel they have to make a strong point about religion, emphasizing the traditions to show that no matter what, Judaism will be carried on. Additionally, there were any number of societies in which Jewish people had to practice their rituals secretly, for example, during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. So, today, where in many countries Jewish people can be open about their Judaism, they are so happy about this it probably seems like tradition is more important than in other religions.