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For questions about the mythology and stories of the Jewish religion; do not use this tag for general questions about Judaism.

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Why did Christians, who take a huge part of their Bible from Jews, not have to follow the same rules as Jews?

As I'm sure all of you know, the Old Testament is the Hebrew bible. Why then do Christians not follow the same rules as the Jews? When Christianity was attracting attention, Paul said that Jews who ...
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What is the connection between Asherah and the custom of Christmas Trees?

Has there been any serious studies into the relationship between the Asherah tree and the Christmas trees, with the possibility of the former being the source of the latter?
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How did the angels Michael and Gabriel came to be associated with water and fire?

This interesting tidbit comes from the first chapter of Moncure Conway's “Demonology and Devil-lore”: “These have been associated in rabbinical mythology with the angels Michael (genius of Water) ...
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Is there a tradition of rock throwing for Mercury?

The Talmud refers to the Roman god Mercury as Merculus (מרקוליס) and always mentions that god in conjunction with a idolatrous practice of throwing a rock towards a pile of other rocks. Is there any ...