Judaism originated in the Middle East over 3500 years ago Judaism was founded by Moses, although Jews trace their history back to Abraham. Jews believe that there is only one God with whom they have a covenant ( завет ) In exchange for all the good that God has done for the Jewish people, Jewish people keep Gods laws and try to bring holiness ( святость ) into every aspect of their lives. Jewish traditional or oral law, the interpretation of the laws of the Torah, is called halakhah. Spiritual ( духовные ) leaders are called Rabbis. Jews worship ( поклонение ) in Synagogues.