Jews believe in the laws of God and the words of the prophets. In Judaism, however, actions are more important than beliefs.
Jesus taught love of God and neighbor and a concern for justice.
The Five Pillars, or main duties, are: profession of faith; prayer; charitable giving; fasting during the month of Ramadan; and pilgrimage to Mecca at least once.
Reincarnation states that all living things are caught in a cycle of death and rebirth. Life is ruled by the laws of karma, in which rebirth depends on moral behavior.
The Four Noble Truths: (1) all beings suffer; (2) desire—for possessions, power, and so on—causes suffering; (3) desire can be overcome; and (4) the path that leads away from desire is the Eightfold Path (the Middle Way).
The three main types are Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform.