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Orthodox
 

 

   

From www.bartleby.com an explanation of Orthodox Judaism. 

 

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition.  2002.
 
Orthodox Judaism
 
 
The branch of Judaism that insists on the keeping of the Jewish law, or Torah, in its entirety; orthodox means “correct in teaching.” A few generations ago, the Orthodox was the dominant form of Judaism; today, fewer than one-fifth of Jews belonging to Jewish congregations in the United States are Orthodox.   1
 
 
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Edited by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Joseph F. Kett, and James Trefil. Copyright © 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.