Jewish religious practice

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The Jewish religion expects the highest standards of personal and moral behaviour. But there are also particular rituals, which are distinctive to Jews and the two most obvious are Shabbat, keeping the Sabbath, and Kashrut, eating only kosher food.

Jewish rules are not just to be found in the Bible, but also in discussion and comment on the Bible. The teachings of the Torah have been debated for centuries. Such study and debate still goes on to decide how to apply these ancient laws to modern situations.