The myths are common in almost every race, religion or culture. Such myths are well known about Jews and Judaism. Some are that can make you laugh and some are too shocking. Some of them are given below-
- Jews people have horns. You will laugh after reading this. But believe me, it is one of the popular myths known, which was generated due to the misinterpretation of a stanza. This caused a lot of difficulties for Jews for centuries. But in reality, it is the result of a mistranslation and is a baseless myth.
- It is compulsory for the orthodox women to shave their heads after marriage. But according to Jewish law, there is no need or compulsion of shaving the heads for the married or unmarried women.
- Baptist Jews cannot use birth control. It is a myth but some orthodox jews community believes in it. Although several types of birth control are broadly allowed, there are prohibitions against “wasting the seed” in Judaism.
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