Judaism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old judaism quotes, judaism sayings, and judaism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The Jewish community has always taken care of its own.     

Lee Whitnum

The beauty of Judaism is that it demands we ask questions, especially of ourselves.     

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

The thing that allows people of different faiths to make a true and deep connection, whatever our differences, is our yearning and love for God.     

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

Judaism is less about believing and more about belonging. It is less about what we owe. God and more about what we owe each other, because we believe God cares more about how we treat each other than about our theology.     

Harold S. Kushner

Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.     

Moses Mendelssohn

Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study.     

Norman Lamm

Traditional Judaism has always embraced the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and the ultimate resurrection of the dead.     

Meir Soloveichik

Part of the beauty of Judaism, and surely this is so for other faiths also, is that it gently restores control over time. Three times a day we stop what we are doing and turn to God in prayer. We recover perspective. We inhale a deep breath of eternity.     

Jonathan Sacks

The Jewish day begins in the calm of evening, when it won't shock the system with its arrival.     

Nathan Englander

Judaism is something more than a badge, something more than a birth-mark; it is a life.     

Morris Joseph

Judaism is not complete without Christianity and without Judaism, Christianity would not exist.     

Benjamin Disraeli

The Jew lends himself easily to Communism because it enables him to devote himself to a high cause, involving all of humanity, characteristics which are natural to him as a Jew.     

Edmund Wilson

The religious doctrine of traditional Judaism entails the acceptance of the nationhood of the Jewish people and the everlasting sanctity of the Land of Israel for them.     

David Novak

Everything a Jew needs for his church ritual no goy is permitted to manufacture, but only a Jew, because this must be manufactured by human beings and the Jew is not permitted to consider the goyim as human beings     

Schulchan Oruch

A Jewish community that is diverse and openly embraces all who seek to lead actively Jewish lives will be a Jewish community that is stronger and more enduring for generations to come.     

Lynn Schusterman

Judaism stands or falls with its belief in the historic actuality of the revelation at Sinai.     

Joseph H. Hertz

The Jew is the emblem of civil and religious toleration. Love the stranger and the sojourner, Moses commands, because you have been strangers in the land of Egypt.     

Leo Tolstoy

A Jew who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.     

David Ben Gurion