Judaism Religion - What's it all about? When I decided to write this page on Judaism, I, for myself at first couldn't decide what my readers want to know on Judaism.
On the one hand they live like in the middle ages in their private family and community life. You might even confuse a Hasidic Orthodox Jew with an Amish person. On the other they adapt and mix in to the general society.
A nice short video introduction to orthodox jewish lifestyle Honestly spoken, in order to explain well the Orthodox Jewish Culture, you must first know that there are various sects within Orthodox Judaism, as their culture varies too.
Orthodox Judaism is split in many groups, movements and sects.
The two most important to describe are the ones to the total extremes. All sects fall somewhere in between. They can be categorized as follows: Frum stands for observant. All sects within Orthodoxy abide mostly by the same beliefs and law.
The differences are basically in culture and lifestyle. Let's take each stream individually: Both are very strictly observant and practice Jewish traditions of keeping isolated from the secular world.
This Frum Jewish Culture dates back to the times of the Shtetel. The Shtetel was a term used for small towns and villages where Orthodox Jews lived in groups totally isolated from the outside world. After world war two, when hundreds of thousands of Jews immigrated to the USA, Israel and other European countries, the Hasidic and Yeshivish Rabbis tried to implement the old Shtetel life even in modern twenty first century society.
Frum Orthodox Jewish groups tried to live together in neighborhoods where they could continue with their Orthodox Jewish Traditions, Customs and Culture.
In the streets of Orthodox Jewish Williamsburg you will see men walking around in very unique Hasidic Jewish clothing. All will be wearing long black garbs, black hats and long beards. All men and boys will also have curls by their side. The women will be dressed according to their Jewish Tradition.
A custom called Tzniyus modest. No part of their body will be exposed except from their palm and face. They will only wear skirts or dresses, for pants are forbidden. Married women will either wear a wig or Tichel head-scarf to cover their hair.
The education in Hasidic and Yeshivish schools will be mostly religious. While all schools will designate between an hour and two for social and secular studies, most of the day will pass with learning Torah and Talmud.
The Hasidic Jewish Culture bans from going to college. Although there is no Halachic rule against attending college, the practice is highly discouraged and against Hasidic Jewish Culture.
Men are encouraged to grow up to be Torah Scholars and Rabbis, while women are envisioned to grow up good housewives. Part of the Hasidic Jewish Culture is remaining isolated, which also includes staying segregated from non Frum Jews.
While married who go out to work will meet non Jews and non Frum Jews, they will try to abstain from exchanging ideas and philosophies. Frum Jews will always be polite and helpful for any fellow Jew, regardless of level of observance, for this is one of the foundations of the Jewish Faith.
Even adults are highly discouraged from using the web, and those in need for the web for job or business purposes will try not to use it home and only with a good filter.
Hasidic Jews marry at age 18, 21 while Yeshivish marry at ages 21 - Both have large blessed families, with averages of 12 children with some even having close to twenty.
The family life is very warm and loving. In Frum Jewish Culture the family life is the center of achievement in a person's life.
Hasidic and Yeshivish Jewish Tradition puts in a great amount of effort in close family relations. In those communities the level of Chesed generosity and charity is extremely high.
Children are encouraged to help each other and always be nice, as this can be reflected in the many charity drives lead by young kids.
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In , the world Jewish population was of million, 41 percent of which reside in Israel, whilst the remaining is spread around the world (the diaspora). Frum stands for observant. Being that all Orthodox Jews abide to Orthodox Jewish Law, Orthodox Jewish Culture, Orthodox Jewish Traditions and Orthodox Jewish Customs they are all called "Frum Jews".
All sects within Orthodoxy abide mostly by the same beliefs .