Fast Facts

• Judaism has a historical continuity which has existed for over 3,000 years, making it one of the oldest religions in the world.
• It is considered to be the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.
• Modern Judaism lacks a centralized authority which dictates exact religious dogma, but, even so, all Jewish religious sects are based on the principles of the Hebrew Bible.
• There are many sects of Judaism. The most popular are Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, and Reform Judaism.
• Around 13.4 million people are Jewish.
• Judaism embraces a number of different streams and views.