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Judaism

joo' dE iz' im, n. the religion that developed among the ancient Hebrews that stresses belief in God and faithfulness to the laws of the Torah

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Baal Shem-Tov
Baal Shem-Tov
was the founder of what is now known as Hasidism, which stresses the spirit rather than the letter of the Jewish law. He taught a type of Jewish mysticism in which God was everywhere and should be served with a joyful heart.
Linda Joy Holtzman
Linda Joy Holtzman
became the first woman to head a congregation in the United States on August 1, 1979.
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