Orthodox Judaism

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Orthodox Judaism

n.
The branch of Judaism that is governed by adherence to the Torah as interpreted in the Talmud.
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Orthodox Judaism

n
(Judaism) the form of Judaism characterized by allegiance to the traditional interpretation and to strict observance of the Mosaic Law as interpreted in the Talmud, etc, and regarded as divinely revealed. Compare Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism
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Or′thodox Ju′daism


n.
a branch of Judaism that faithfully adheres to traditional beliefs and practices as evidenced by Torah study, daily synagogue attendance, and strict observance of the Sabbath, festivals, and dietary laws. Compare Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Orthodox Judaism - Jews who strictly observe the Mosaic law as interpreted in the Talmud
Hebraism, Jewish religion, Judaism - Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
Chasidim, Chassidim, Hasidim, Hasidism, Hassidim - a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly
Haredi - any of several sects of Orthodox Judaism that reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
2.Orthodox Judaism - beliefs and practices of a Judaic sect that strictly observes Mosaic law
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Chasidism, Chassidism, Hassidism, Hasidism - beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
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