Judaism came into being very differently than any other religion. Most other faiths started typically with one person having a vision, a dream, or an experience. It boils down to believing the one person and/or his very small group of followers. In addition to this, it was only many many years later, hundreds of years, that the movements picked up steam and as a result, the principles of that faith were recorded in many different versions.
It’s no wonder and it’s actually quite natural that many religions who claim to be of one stream, have such divergent opinions and understanding of the same faith, they all claim to follow. This explains why within certain belief systems there are so many groups, all claiming to be the authentic representation of the original founder(s).
Anyone somewhat familiar with history, is pretty aware of the bloody barbaric fights and the millions of people killed fighting within the same claimed faiths and belief system. To this very day, millions are being slaughtered of the same faith, but of different streams/branches of the same religion.
Judaism, as mentioned earlier started unlike any other faith and religion, and is supported with historical documents like none other.
The way of life, practices and faith, we call Judaism, has its roots in The Book, held dear by the people of, The Book, since it was presented to them 3327 years ago. The five books of Moses, written by Moses, and presented in 13 copies, to the entire people of Israel.
No matter when a copy of this manuscript was written, no matter where it is found, it is always the same. No wonder, to this very day, the Old Testament is the most popular sought after book and the most purchased in the world. Unlike other religions whose original books were written in a language that years later were not understood or able to be read by the masses, the Bible of Moses, is written and read, in a language understood today and spoken today as it was at the time the book was written.
The decisive and only book of rules that defines the practices of Judaism is, the Torah.
To be sure, there were always Jewish people who didn’t follow the rules, and the book itself tells us of such cases. However, from the time the book recorded G-ds rules for the world, never did anyone claim within the Jewish people that the book was not G-ds wisdom.
As a matter of fact, there was a small group of Jews over ONE THOUSAND years into the practice of the faith, who questioned the authenticity of the oral Law and claimed the only thing commanded for certain by G-d Himself, is written in The Book. Never, did the Jews question the authenticity of, The BOOK. From the time they received it, they affirmed its writings, as the book itself says, “Our own eyes have seen and not any strangers.” It was, millions of Jews who stood around Mt Sinai and received the Torah, from G-d Himself.
It is only in the last few hundred years, groups of people within the Jewish people, have perverted and corrupted the faith, taking the cue from other religions around them, and presented a falsehood to our people that anybody and everything is fair game. They claim, The Book was not presented by G-d Himself, and therefore the rules don’t have to be observed and the promises for reward are not true.
Although The Book says, “And G-d spoke to Moses….” And “I am Holy and I desire you to be Holy”, they will lie against the words of the book itself, and call The Book, a lie.
The Book is real, because in an unbroken chain of thousands of years, by millions of people, the exact same Book has been transmitted from generation to generation.
The Book is real, because in all those thousands of years, being committed to its principles have always worked and brought true deep happiness, fulfillment and meaning, to those who studied and pursued its eternal words of G-dly wisdom.