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For consideration of ethnic, historic and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity, see Jews. The history of Judaism spans more than 3,000 years. Judaism has its roots as a structured religion in the Middle East during the Bronze Age. Jews are an ethnoreligious group and include those born Jewish and converts to Judaism. Hebrew God’s principal relationships are not with other gods, but with the world, and more specifically, with the people he created. Rabbinic scholar Max Kadushin has characterized normative Judaism as “normal mysticism”, because it involves everyday personal experiences of God through ways or modes that are common to all Jews.
The ordinary, familiar, everyday things and occurrences we have, constitute occasions for the experience of God. Such things as one’s daily sustenance, the very day itself, are felt as manifestations of God’s loving-kindness, calling for the Berakhot. Kedushah, holiness, which is nothing else than the imitation of God, is concerned with daily conduct, with being gracious and merciful, with keeping oneself from defilement by idolatry, adultery, and the shedding of blood. Ethical monotheism is central in all sacred or normative texts of Judaism. However, monotheism has not always been followed in practice. Moreover, some have argued that Judaism is a non-creedal religion that does not require one to believe in God. For some, observance of Jewish law is more important than belief in God per se.