Orthodox Judaism is a form of Judaism that interprets the teachings and scriptures in a stricter way than the rest of Judaism. Its followers often see the Talmud and its texts as given by God, as divine.
Its followers must usually promise the following:
- Not to commit murder, idolatry (worship of idols)
- Not to engage in certain sexual practices prohibited by the bible
- Observe the shabbat. Jews must not do work on a shabbat.
- Eat only certain things. These dietary laws are known as Kashrut
- Taharat Hamishpacha, the laws of family purity, restricting sexual relations for a prescribed time around menstruation and after childbirth.
- Circumcision for males.