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  1. Well, to begin with, it's not “everything”. You have at least forgotten Buddhism, all the Hindu religions (at least the Vaishnavas and Shaivites), Sikhism, Japanese Shintoism, Parsis-Zoroastrians, many religions of antiquity that no longer exist today, which, like Hinduism, are usually combined under the label “pagans”. I think that in total, all of them surpass Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the number of adherents.

    But, indeed, the three listed religions have common roots, and it is even customary to call them “Abrahamic”, after the name of the ancestor of all the peoples from where these beliefs originated – Abraham.

    But-no, they are not based on the Torah, but a part of the modern Torah, the most ancient part of it, namely, the Pentateuch of Moses, really significantly influenced all three of these religions. Why? Well, in addition to the “kinship relations” mentioned above, perhaps the role was played by the fact that during antiquity and the birth of these religions, no other people simply had such a comprehensive “World History” as in the Pentateuch, it was a book that most fully and generally describes the history of the whole world, “from creation”, it is not surprising that it was not only Jews who turned to it and

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