Who is a Jew
"Who is a Jew?" (Hebrew: מיהו יהודי‎ [ˈmihu jehuˈdi]) is a basic question about Jewish identity and considerations of Jewish self-identification. The question is based in ideas about Jewish pers...
Conversion to Judaism
Conversion to Judaism (Hebrew: גיור‎, giyur) is a formal act undertaken by a non-Jewish person who wishes to be recognized as a full member of a Jewish community. A Jewish conversion is normally...
Secular Jewish culture
Jewish secularism comprises the largest section of the Jewish people who are secular and the body of work produced by secular Jews over the past 250 years. Almost half of all Jews define themselves as...
Marriage in Israel
Marriages in Israel can be performed under the auspices of the religious community to which couples belong, or for people who have proven to lack any religion, a "couplehood union" with rights and res...
Marriage in Israel - Wikipedia
Israelites
The Israelites (/ˈɪzriəˌlaɪts, -reɪ-/) were a Semitic people of the Ancient Near East, who inhabited part of Canaan during the tribal and monarchic periods (15th to 6th centuries BCE), and lived in th...
Israelites - Wikipedia
Ten Lost Tribes
The ten lost tribes refers to the ten of the twelve tribes of ancient Israel that were said to have been deported from the Kingdom of Israel after it was conquered by the Neo-Assyrian Empire in about ...
Ten Lost Tribes - Wikipedia
Cochin Jews
Cochin Jews, also called Malabar Jews, are of Mizrahi heritage. They are the oldest group of Jews in India, with possible roots claimed to date to the time of King Solomon. The Cochin Jews settled in ...
Cochin Jews - Wikipedia
Bene Israel
The Bene Israel ("Sons of Israel") are a historic community of Jews in India, believed by some to have been one of the disputed Lost Tribes and descendants of ancestors who had settled there centuries...
Bene Israel - Wikipedia
History of the Jews in China
Jews and Judaism in China have had a long history. Jewish settlers are documented in China as early as the 7th or 8th century CE. Relatively isolated communities developed through the Tang and Song Dy...
History of the Jews in China - Wikipedia
Persian Jews
Persian Jews or Iranian Jews (Persian: یهودیان ایرانی‎) (Hebrew: יהודים פרסים‎) are Jews historically associated with Iran, traditionally known as Persia in Western sources.Judaism is amon...
Beta Israel
Beta Israel (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא יִשְׂרָאֵל, Beyte (beyt) Yisrael; Ge'ez: ቤተ እስራኤል, Bēta 'Isrā'ēl, modern Bēte 'Isrā'ēl, EAE: "Betä Ǝsraʾel", "House of Israel" or "Community of Israel"), also known as...
Beta Israel - Wikipedia
Hebrews
Hebrews (Hebrew: עברים or עבריים, ʿIḇrîm, ʿIḇriyyîm; ʿIvrim, ʿIvriyyim; ʕibrim, ʕibriyim) is a term appearing 34 times within 32 verses of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). While the term was not an ethno...
Hebrews - Wikipedia
Igbo Jews
Igbo Jews are members of the Igbo people of Nigeria who practice Judaism.
Certain Nigerian communities with Judaic practices have been receiving help from individual Israelis and American Jews who...
Igbo Jews - Wikipedia
Oyo Empire
The Oyo Empire was a Yoruba empire of what is today western and northern Nigeria. Established in the 14th century, the Oyo Empire grew to become one of the largest West African states. It rose through...
Oyo Empire - Wikipedia
Secular Jewish music
Since Biblical times, music has held an important role in many Jews' lives. Jewish music has been influenced by surrounding Gentile traditions and Jewish sources preserved over time. Jewish musical co...
Secular Jewish music - Wikipedia
Bnei Menashe
The Bnei Menashe (Hebrew: בני מנשה‎, "Sons of Menasseh") are a group of indigenous people from India's North-Eastern border states of Manipur and Mizoram who claim descent from one of the Lost T...
Lemba people
The Lemba, wa-Remba, or Mwenye are a southern African ethnic group found in Zimbabwe and South Africa, with smaller, little-known branches in Mozambique and Malawi. According to Tudor Parfitt, Profess...
Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. (Deut. 24:1) Thou...
Jewish views on marriage - Wikipedia
Laws of returns
There are three laws of returns known to economists: Law of diminishing returns, Law of Increasing Returns (or Network effect), Law of constant returns.An industry is subject to increasing, decreasing...
Christian views of marriage
Most Christian authorities and bodies view marriage (also called Holy Matrimony) as a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wif...
Christian views of marriage - Wikipedia
Jewish views of marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. (Deut. 24:1) Thou...
Jewish views of marriage - Wikipedia
History of Kochi
Kochi is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. Kochi is located in the district of Ernakulam. Old Kochi loosely refers to a group of islands including Willingdon Island, Fort Kochi , Mattancherry an...
History of Kochi - Wikipedia
Japanese-Jewish Common Ancestor Theory
The Japanese-Jewish common ancestry theory (日ユ同祖論(日猶同祖論), Nichiyu Dōsoron) appeared in the 17th century as a hypothesis which claimed the Japanese people were the main part of the ten lost tri...
Yiddish theatre
Yiddish theatre consists of plays written and performed primarily by Jews in Yiddish, the language of the Central European Ashkenazi Jewish community. The range of Yiddish theatre is broad: operetta, ...
Yiddish theatre - Wikipedia
Jewish humor
Jewish humour is the long tradition of humour in Judaism dating back to the Torah and the Midrash from the ancient Middle East, but generally refers to the more recent stream of verbal and often anecd...
Jewish languages
Jewish languages are the various languages and dialects that developed in Jewish communities around the world.
Early Northwest Semitic (ENWS) materials are attested to and from 2350 BCE to 12...
Jewish languages - Wikipedia
British Israelism
British Israelism (also called Anglo-Israelism) is a doctrine based on the hypothesis that people of Western European descent, particularly those in Great Britain, are the direct lineal descendants of...
British Israelism - Wikipedia
Jewish cuisine
Jewish cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Jewish diaspora worldwide. It is a diverse cuisine that has evolved over many centuries, shaped by Jewish dietary laws (kashru...
Jewish cuisine - Wikipedia
Mormon view of the House of Joseph
The House of Joseph (sometimes referred to as the Tribe of Joseph) were the Old Testament tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Both of these tribes were descendants of Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manass...
Mormon view of the House of Joseph - Wikipedia
Jewish dance
Jewish dance refers to dance associated with Jews and Judaism. Dance has long been used by Jews as a medium for the expression of joy and other communal emotions. Dancing was a favorite pastime and pl...
Jewish dance - Wikipedia
Genetic origins of the Kurds
The Kurds are an ethnic Iranian group who have historically inhabited the mountainous areas to the south of Caucasus (Northern Zagros and Eastern Taurus mountain ranges), a geographical area collectiv...
Genetic origins of the Kurds - Wikipedia