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SUMMARY OF JUDAISM:
Judaism was threatened with alien worship and it was only when captivity confronted the Jews that they were forced to commit themselves utterly to the worship of Jehovah or they would be absorbed both religiously and politically.
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SUMMARY OF JUDAISM: THE SYNAGOGUE: By Rev Wanjira Sylvester It played a large part in the growth and persistence of Judaism. The Jews of Diaspora founded synagogue in every city of their empire where there were enough Jews to maintain one, while the foreign synagogues flourished in Jerusalem. The synagogue had various functions to it: It was a social center where the Jews in the city gathered weekly to meet ...
... to the new conditions under which the people had to live. Many of them had been moved from pastoral and agricultural life of Palestine to the busy commercial activity of great cities. New influences from the gentile world surrounding them pressed in on them with great force some changes were inevitable but in the main Judaism retained essential principles of the order prescribed by the law and preached by the prophets.
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