Judaism is the oldest of the three greatest monotheistic religions, and is the parent religion for Christianity and Islam. The Jewish people all believe that they are God's chosen people and the descendants of Abraham. The Jewish community also believes that there is only on true God, who is the creator and ruler of the world. According to a biblical passage, God appeared before Abraham and said, "Go from your country....to the land of that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you.. and by you shall all the families of the earth be blessed." Centuries later, God is recorded as saying, "You shall be my own possession among all nations. You shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." This meaning that the Jewish people are called to a special relationship with God, and a great role in the relationship with mankind.
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