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Christianity and Judaism

            Throughout history, Christians have persecuted Jews. Jews have been the target of prejudice and many conversion attempts. However, Christianity has the same origins and core beliefs as Judaism.
             The similarities between Christianity and Judaism are numerous. For example, both Jews and Christians believe in monotheism, the faith in one god. Furthermore, both religions worship the same God, although they name Him differently. The Christian name for God is Jehovah, while the Jews" is Yahweh. This is because Christianity was derived from Judaism.
             Both religions believe in the teachings of the first five books of the Bible. The five books of Moses are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The Jews call this collection the Torah or Hebrew Bible. The Christian Church labels it the Old Testament. Jews and Christians both follow the Old Testament, and believe in its teachings.
             Both Christians and Jews believe that a savior will come. Although the Jews do not believe in Jesus as the messiah, they do believe a savior will come. Jews believe that this messiah figure will emerge as a great king after the style of David. The monarch would usher in a new era of peach and justice, in which all other nation would be united. Christians also believe that their savior Christ will return again, on the final Day of Judgment.
             The Christian and Jewish faiths have many differences as well. The Christians believe that Jesus was the messiah, while present-day Jews believe their savior is yet to come. .
             The New Testament is another area where Jews and Christians disagree. The New Testament, because men wrote it, holds no truth in the eyes of the Jews. Christians follow the New Testament because the disciples, and people who witnessed the miracles of God wrote it.
             Christianity and Judaism differ in their holy books as well. The Mishna and Talmud are the two main Jewish books, other than the Torah.

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