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Hinduism and Judaism
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The term “Judaism” refers to the religion and culture whose teachings and practices are derived from the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinic tradition. Contrary to popular views that see Hinduism and Judaism at opposite ends of the religious landscape, there are compelling symmetries and affinities between Veda and Torah, and between rabbinic and Brahmanical traditions. Interactions between Hindus and Jews can be tra…

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Kornberg Greenberg, Yudit, “Hinduism and Judaism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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