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How did Jews become so diverse ? This was a question that I never knew the answer to and this is what I found, Jewish diversity started when the Jewish people were split into 3 separate groups.
The descendants of the sons of Aaron who served as priests in the Temple in Jerusalem;
The descendants of the tribe of Levi, who also worked in the Temple as musicians, singers, guards, and gatekeepers;
Those from the other 11 tribes.
Jewish diversity only really started to spread worldwide after the eighth century. They enjoyed a “Golden Age” of harmony with Christians and Muslims in Spain that lasted for about 200 years. When Jews were exiled from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, they fled to other areas of the world, bringing their unique traditions, including their language with them.
Within the 3 tribes and their nationality, the Jewish people practice different forms of Judaism. For example in the United States the major religious streams of Judaism are Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist.
For now you can see for good and for bad, Jews tend to be thought of as a single homogenous group. But the Jewish people have always had internal distinctions, and over the years have developed diverse ethnic and religious identities. - Paltiel
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