Judaism composed of many 'small religions' or one underlying religion? Judaism or Judaisms?.
It has been argued that Judaism can be seen not only as a single religion, but as a group of similar religions. It has also.
been pointed-out that through all the trials and tribulations that Judaism has suffered through, that there have been.
common themes that have proven omni-pervasive. Any institution with roots as ancient and varied as the religion of the.
Jews is bound to have a few variations, especially when most of its history takes place in the political and theological hot.
spot of the Middle East.
In this discussion, many facets of Judaism will be examined, primarily in the three temporal subdivisions labeled the Tribal.
/ Pre-Monarchy Period, the Divided Monarchy, and the Hasmonean / Maccabean and Roman Era. Among all the time.
periods where the religion has been split, these three seem to be the most representative of the forces responsible.
As for a common thread seen throughout all Judiasms, the area of focus here is the place associated with the religion :.
Jerusalem. This topic will be covered in detail first, and then the multiple Judaism arguments will be presented. In this way,.
it is possible to keep a common focus in mind when reading about all the other situations in which the religion has found.
itself. A brief conclusion follows the discussion.
A Place to Call Home.
No other religion has ever been so attached to its birthplace as Judaism. Perhaps this is because Jews have been exiled.
and restricted from this place for most of their history. Jerusalem is not only home to Judaism, but to the Muslim and.