Jewish Identity and Culture
Welcome to this comprehensive guide about Judaism and Jewish culture and identity!
On this website you will find useful information about the Jewish religion, Jewish customs and practices, and resources on Jewish dating and gifts for Jewish weddings, babies, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, etc.
The Jewish people is one of the oldest civilizations in the history of humankind, and the first society to introduce monotheism, the idea that there is one God, Creator of the world. One of the defining characteristics of Jewish history has been the development of the idea of one God, and Jews being the chosen people of God, and this is reflected in Jewish culture and Jewish identity. Jewish people have also contributed a lot to the advancement of the natural sciences and technology, as can be seen from the amount of Jewish Nobel-prize winners.
Jewish culture is very rich and diverse, and it prospers both in the Jewish State of Israel and in the Jewish Diaspora around the world, especially in the United States. Jewish people are universally recognized for their contributions to the betterment of humankind.
Much of Jewish history, however, has been marred by persecution by other societies, from ancient Egypt and Babylon to the expulsion of Jewish people from Spain in the 15th century and the Holocaust of World War II. Unfortunately, antisemitism is one of the most vicious forms of prejudice, still alive and well today.