It has been argued that Judaism can be seen not only as a single religion, but as a group of similar religions. It has also been pointed-out that through all the trials and tribulations that Judaism has suffered through, that there have been common themes that have proven unyielding. Any institution with roots as ancient and varied as the religion of the Jews is bound to have a few variations, especially when most of its history takes place in the political and
theological hot spot of the Middle East.
The aspects of Judaism can be examined through Pre-Diaspora Judaism and Post-Diaspora Judaism, primarily in the three temporal subdivisions labeled the Tribal / Pre-Monarchy
Period, the Divided Monarchy, and the Hasmonean / Maccabean and Roman Era. Among all the time periods where the religion has been split, these three seem to be the most representative of the forces responsible.
As for a common theme seen throughout all Judaists, the area of focus is the place associated with the religion : Jerusalem?a place to call home. No other religion has ever been so attached to its birthplace as Judaism. Perhaps this is because Jews have been casted out and restricted from this
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