Orthodox Judaism


noun

Judaism as observed by Orthodox Jews.

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British Dictionary definitions for Orthodox Judaism

Orthodox Judaism

noun

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 revealedCompare Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism
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Cultural definitions for Orthodox Judaism

Orthodox Judaism

The branch of Judaism that insists on the keeping of the Jewish law, or Torah, in its entirety; orthodox means “correct in teaching.” A few generations ago, the Orthodox was the dominant form of Judaism; today, fewer than one-fifth of Jews (see also Jews) belonging to Jewish congregations in the United States are Orthodox.

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