Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Judaism France 1942 Lee, Stan & Stan Timmons. The Alien Factor. New York: ibooks, inc. (2002; c. 2001); pg. 214. "'...Your planet knew of the greatness being restored here? Long ago, let me surmise, you came to Earth. It was the pure days that Nietzsche writes of, in antiquity, when you were called gods. And then Judaism and Christianity infected the planet, glorifying the weak at the expense of the strong.' " [Philosophy of Nietzsche be espoused here by a Nazi.]
Judaism France 1977 Merle, Robert. Malevil. New York: Simon and Schuster (1973; original French ed. pub. 1972); pg. 153. "'Enoch,' Peyssou said suddenly,' That's a Jewish name.' Then he added with a slightly self-important and knowledgeable air, 'I knew a fellow in the Army named Enoch. He was a Jew.'

'Well, it's hardly surprising he had a Jewish name, is it?' Colin said.

'Oh, and why is it hardly surprising?'

Peyssou asked, once more looking forward to stare into his face.

'Because Enoch's parents were Jewish, weren't they?'

'His parents were Jewish' Peyssou said, opening his eyes very wide and clutching his knees with outspread fingers.

'And his grandparents too.'

'What!' Peyssou said. 'You mean Adam and Eve were Jews?'

'What of it?'

Peyssou's mouth gaped, he sat for a moment without moving, eyes fixed on Colin. 'But Adam and Eve, we're descended from them too,' he said at last.


'So we're Jews too then?'

'So?' Colin said stolidly.

Peyssou collapsed against the back of his chair. 'Well, you know, I'd never have thought it.' "

Judaism France 1977 Merle, Robert. Malevil. New York: Simon and Schuster (1973; original French ed. pub. 1972); pg. 153. "'You mean Adam and Eve were Jews?'

'What of it?'

...'But Adam and Eve, we're descended from them too,' he said at last.


'So we're Jews too then?'


'Well, you know, I'd never have thought it.'

He chewed over this revelation for a while and must have eventually construed it as proof of yet another piece of favoritism, because after a moment he asked indignantly, 'Then why do the Jews think they're so much more Jewish than us?'

Everyone laughed, except Thomas. "

Judaism France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 195. "People suspected the gypsies... There were, however, no gypsies around at the time, not a one near or far; gypsies had last come through the area in December... For lack of gypsies, people decided to suspect the Italian migrant workers. But there weren't any Italians around either... Then it was the Jews who were suspect, then the monks of the Benedictine cloister... "
Judaism Gaia 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 65. "She leaned on the railing and saw a pillar of smoke in the Brukheion, right in the middle of the Jewish quarter. 'Libyans again,' she said. He could see deeper red in her scar, but her voice was smooth and calm. 'Have we any news from Karkhedon?'

'I do not know, my Queen. I am not privileged in such communications.' The Jewish militia would be even more irritated by this, and already it was common knowledge they did not favor Kleopatra; he wondered how he could use this new outrage to his benefit. "

Judaism Gaia 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 106. Pg. 106: "The Boule conference on the Libyan attack on the Brukheion had been discouraging. Jewish militia stationed all around the Nilos delta had already shown their displeasure in demonstrations that bordered on mutiny... "; Pg. 108: "The residence hall echoed with women's voices speaking Hellenic, Aramaic, Aithiopian, and Hebrew. " [See also pg. 166.]
Judaism galaxy 1943 Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 96. "It was all there in that little disk--London, Athens, Jerusalem, Shakespeare. "
Judaism galaxy 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 128. "...and it was probably that the agnostics, atheists and don't-cares taken as a separate group were at least as numerous [in the world] as the Jews, perhaps more so. "
Judaism galaxy 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 140. "...they were thickly planted with ivy, wandering Jew, rubber plants, philodendron... "
Judaism galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 109-110. "'I am Abraham the Jew... but what is Christian heresy to a Jew?...' "; pg. 110: "'That seems reasonable,' Abraham agreed. 'For as it developed, I have helped you. Yet surely they were aware that all Jews are grasping usurers and that I would not help one of their number unless they made i tamply worth my while.' "; Pg. 111: "'I merely expressed a viewpoint.' Abraham's voice... 'To us, there is not a great difference between Christians and the Moors. Both of their founders were prophets subscribing to our principles; both cults are comparatively young.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Judaism galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Dividing communities by language [aboard the colony ship] made sense to me. But it was a typical human absurdity that, after language, the next most important set of divisions was religious. Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Espiritistas: All had their own villages. "
Judaism galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 51. [Year is estimated.] "a man... was a Jew, and the Muslims would allow him only second-class citizenship at best. " [Referring to the reason for separating the colony ship into villages by faith group.]
Judaism galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 63. [Year is estimated.] "'...In fact, we even have three Jewish families who live with us, because Bethel Village is too Orthodox for them...'

'How interesting,' said Mamie, plainly uninterested. It did not particularly please her to know that her village was one that included Jews... She had never in her life had to associate with such people except when they served her in such roles as lawyer, store clerk... "

Judaism galaxy 2100 Le Guin, Ursula K. "Nine Lives " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 59-60. "Over the Exploitation Corps insignia on their tunics each had a nameband, first name John and last name Chow of course [they are clones], but the middle names were different. The men were Aleph, Kaph, Yod, Gimel, and Samedh; the women Sadhe, Daleth, Zayn, Beth, and Resh. "
Judaism galaxy 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 60. [Traveling through space.] "Viktor pondered over the question at school. It wasn't just birthdays. Even worse was the question of holidays. Where in the Newmanhome calendar did you put Christmas, Ramadan, or Rosh Hashanah? "
Judaism galaxy 2102 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 7. "'Five minutes for the Padre,' he stated. Some of the boys dropped out of ranks, went over and knelt in front of Migliaccio [the Catholic chaplain], and not necessarily those of his creed, either--Moslems, Christians, Gnostics, Jews, however wanted a word with him before the drop, he was there. "
Judaism galaxy 2150 Rosenberg, Joel. Hero. New York: Penguin Books (1990); pg. 100. "They brought three flat breads--sort of like matzot, but limp--wrapped around a crunchy, garlicky, meaty something.

'You like?' Benyamin grinned.

Ari nodded.

'Local breed of shrimp,' Tetsuo said, echoing their big brother's grin. 'Shellfish. Tref. Not kosher.'

Ari stopped in mid-bite.

'But the law doesn't apply of Metzada, and we, little brother, are off Metzada,' Tetsuo said, taking another big bite of his sandwich. 'When in Nova Roma, eat what the Nova Romans eat, eh?'

'But we're in Gonfiarsi, not Nova Roma.'

'Same principle.' "

Judaism galaxy 2150 Rosenberg, Joel. Hero. New York: Penguin Books (1990); pg. 131. Pg. 131: "Yitzhak Galil looked at Shimon Bar-El, long and hard. 'How sure are you of all this?'

Shimon Bar-El waved away the possibility that he was trying something tricky... "; Pg. 132: "Should have drummed him out of the family along with Slepak. Would have, if Ari didn't have connections that poor cowardly bastard Slepak didn't.

On the other hand, this was Galil's command.

'Damn it, yes, Shimon. Give me two good sharpshooters from Ebi's battalion, and give him the Hanavi brothers...'

...Shimon Bar-El toyed with a stylo. 'Mordecai? You get an opinion?' "

Judaism galaxy 2200 Anthony, Patricia. Conscience of the Beagle. New York: Ace Books (1995; co. 1993); pg. 9. "'You remember the routine Cully Blum used to do?' Beagle sounds amused. 'The long involved one about the nervous rabbi at his first circumcision? The grandfather starts giving him instructions and, zip . . .'

I don't know enough about him. His files were strangely incomplete. So. Before he was downloaded into the Beagle, Dr. Taylor had liked Cully Blum. Did he have many friends? Was he married? Is his wife still alive? If she is, I wonder what she thinks of her living statue.

Beagle says, 'Arne's the rabbi. The rest of us are dicks.' "

Judaism galaxy 2205 Anderson, Poul. Starfarers. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 239. [Year is estimated, and based on subjective time for the crew of a time-dilated ship.] "'...Our duty is to bring the treasures back, including some hard-won knowledge.'

A point, Nansen conceded. Although I think he sees himself as coming to Earth like Moses down from Mount Sinai, prophet and leader. "

Judaism galaxy 2235 Asimov, Isaac. Nemesis. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 1. "A small star, pinkish-red, the color of blood and destruction, and named appropriately.


Nemesis, the Goddess of Divine Retribution.

He thought again of the story he had once heard when he was young--a legend, a myth, a tale of worldwide Deluge that wiped out a sinful degenerate humanity, leaving one family with which to start anew.

No flood this time. Just Nemesis.

The degeneration of humanity had returned and the Nemesis that would be visited upon it was an appropriate judgment. It would not be a Deluge. Nothing as simple as a Deluge. "

Judaism galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 107. "'...There is a higher God.' He eyed her. 'What do you think about that?' he asked, a little timidly.

'I think it's wonderful,' Susie said, with enthusiasm. 'It must be so great to have trances and perceive what you perceive. You should write a book saying that what Specktowsky says is wrong.'

'It's not wrong,' Tony said. 'It's transcended by what I see. When you get to that level, two opposite things can be equal. That's what I'm trying to reveal.'

'Couldn't you reveal it tomorrow?' she asked...

'I'm a prophet,' Tony said. 'Like Christ or Moses or Specktowsky. I will never be forgotten.' "

Judaism galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 205. "What did we make up? he asked himself blearily. The entire theology, he realized. They had fed into the ship's computer all the data they had in their possession concerning advanced religions. Into T.E.N.C.H. 889B had gone elaborate information dealing with Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism, Zoroastrianism, Tibetan Buddhism . . . a complex mass, out of which T.E.N.C.H. 889B was to distill a composite religion, a synthesis of every factor involved. "
Judaism galaxy 2266 Brin, David. "Genji " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 48. "'Relax. There's no religious hysteria about it... Anyway, I've already explained the entire situation to several of their traveling monks, or rabbis, or holy whatever you call them--and say, did you know they're nearly all females? Anyway, I told the priests we're not from Chujo but another star. They don't seem to mind.' "
Judaism galaxy 2278 Bear, Greg. "Mandala " in The Wind from a Burning Woman. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House (1983; story copyright 1978); pg. 143. Pg. 143: "It had been a proud day when the first cities were opened. The Christians, Jews, and Moslems of God-Does-Battle could boast of cities more spectacular than any that Kahn had built elsewhere, and the builder's works could be found on a hundred worlds. "; Pg. 169: "'Because of our degraded state as humans? Remember, it was the Habirus and Catholics--then Jews and Christians--who commissioned Robert Kahn to build the cities for God-Does-Battle and to make them pure cities for the best of mankind [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
Judaism galaxy 2278 Bear, Greg. "Mandala " in The Wind from a Burning Woman. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House (1983; story copyright 1978); pg. 168. "That had been years before the Synedrium had stiffened the separation laws between Catholic and Habiru rituals. His father and most of his acquaintances had been Habiru and spoke Hebrew. But prominent members of the community, such as Sam Daniel, had by long family tradition worshiped Jesus as more than a prophet, according to established creeds grouped under the title Catholicism. His father had not resented the Catholics for their ideas.

At that communion, not only had Habiru and Catholic worshiped, but also the now separate Muslims... "

Judaism galaxy 2293 Crispin, A. C. Sarek (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 73. "There was a mint-condition volume of Wuthering Heights, a slightly battered edition of Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, a collection of Edgar Allen Poe's poetry, and . . . He paused, staring at a slim volume perched neatly between the others. The Diary of Anne Frank. " [More about the Anne Frank book.]
Judaism galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 188. [Picard is reading from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.]

"...did he not laugh, and bind himself therewith,
no matter that he did not love the Jew?
Though justice be his plea, consider this:
that even so the Jew lent on his gold,
trusting the just completion of his bond. "

Judaism galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 128. "Then Data had talked to others, including Yeoman Joshua Stern who followed the ancient Earth religion of Judaism, and with Chief Thomas Greycloud whose heritage was Amerindian of a tribe called Sioux. Each of them had shared with Data some of the rich tapestry of legends that made up the history and definition of their cultural backgrounds.

Data found both the disparity and similarities a fascinating study, but none of the vast influx of information he had gained from his readings and from contact with his crewmates had provided any form of personal enlightenment. "

Judaism galaxy 2369 Smith, Dean Wesley & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Soldiers of Fear (Star Trek: TNG/Invasion! #2). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 46. "'The flames seem to be shooting from the floor, but there is no mechanism creating this illusion. I could get closer--'

'No!' Riker said... 'This might be the trap Worf suspected.'

'I rather doubt that, sir,' Data said. 'My study this morning leads me to conclude that this is the eternal hellfire and damnation that Earth's Judeo-Christian ethic speaks of. It would make sense, since this officer was raised within that tradition.'

'And she was literally scared to death,' Riker said. " [Many refs. to the Furies throughout the novel. Their appearance makes them look like demons and devils from a variety of traditions, including Judeo-Christian.]

Judaism galaxy 2373 Carey, Diane. Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 224. "Iacob shook off the terror and ran to the precipice where he had just seen Elishua vanish from his sight. Behind him, his sheep bleated stupidly not even realizing that a child was in such precarious danger. Was she gone? Had she fallen?

He skidded onto his belly on the edge of the precipice, scratching his muslin tunic. The knot of his rope belt bit into his belly. 'Elishua!'

He slammed his arm over the edge and found her arm--she was clinging somehow to the roots and rocks.

'Iacob!' Her voice was so high, so thin!

Panic rushed through the boy. He couldn't hold on. Her fingers were slipping . . . "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 98. "His stern features were adorned by a flowing, snow-white bears; Picard found himself reminded of face of Michelangelo's famous portrait of Moses, and was momentarily disappointed that He wasn't actually carrying two inscribed stone tablets. The thought occurred to him that such Old Testament imagery, including the pillar of fire itself, still lay countless aeons in the future. "
Judaism galaxy 2374 David, Peter. The Quiet Place (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 236. "'You, Soleta?' Kebron rarely sounded surprised or at least allowed himself to sound that way. 'You're a scientist. Your discipline is the antithesis of religion.'

'Not necessarily. After all, for example, in the Judeo-Christian Bible, God charges Adam--the metaphor for the beginning of humanity--with the responsibility of naming everything in Creation.'


'So . . . that is, fundamentally, what I do. I research, I study, and I try to put names to things. They are scientific names, but they are names nonetheless. My life is defining that which is already there. In a way, you could say that I am doing God's work.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 196. "'How do you know that 'God' is in this tent?' he asked. 'What does God need with a tent?'

'What does He need with a church or a synagogue? What does He need with angels?' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 161. [1] "The Doctor glanced around the table & smiled at each of the seven people seated about it.

The children, Naomi, Benjamin, and Aaron, smiled back at him. So did Lt. Rabinowitz and his sister & brother-in-law, Carla & David Sokolov. Only the elderly Aunt Pearl gave him less than a hearty acknowledgment.

Lt. Rabinowitz, who was seated on the Doctor's left, leaned closer to find... David picked up his padd and cleared his throat.

'Shall we begin?' he asked.

'Isn't that why we're here?' Aunt Pearl answered drily.

David smiled at her. 'So it is.'

With one hand, he indicated the glass of wine set before him. In fact, all the people present had glasses of something set before them--wine in the case of the adults, grape juice in the case of the children.

With the other hand, David held up his padd. 'Baruch attah adonai, elohainu melech haolahm, borai p'ree hagahfen. Blessed art Thou, O Eternal, our God, King of the Universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 162. [2] "'You needn't translate for my benefit,' the Doctor assured him. 'I'm quite conversant in a variety of Terran languages and dialects.'

David glanced at him. 'Thank you for sharing that, but we always say the prayers in both Hebrew and Earth It's sort of a tradition in our family, going back some four hundred years.'

'Ah,' the Doctor replied. 'I see. In that case, please proceed.'

His host did just that--almost as if he were the real David Sokolov and not a holographic recreation of the lieutenant's brother-in-law. 'Baruch attah adonai, elohainu melech haolahm, shehecheyanu v'keeyamanu v'heegeeyanu lazmahn hezeh. Blessed art Thou, O Eternal, our God, King of the Universe, who has preserved us, sustained us, and allowed us to enjoy this season.'

With that, David picked up his glass and drank from it. Looking around, the Doctor saw that everyone else was following suit... "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 163. [3] Pg. 162-163: "David... returned his attention to his padd. 'I will now wash my hands.'

'Always a good idea,' the Doctor remarked. 'As they say, cleanliness is next to godliness.'

'Who says that?' asked Aaron, the youngest child...

'Never mind,' his mother told him. 'Just pay attention.'

Ignoring the exchange, David cleansed his hands in a small bowl apparently reserved for the purpose. Then he said another prayer--this one over a small bundle of parsley, which he dipped in a second bowl and distributed to everyone at the table.

Seeing Lt. Rabinowitz munch on this sprig of parsley, the Doctor did likewise. He found it salty, and since parsley was not salty in and of itself, he gathered that the water in the bowl had contained salt.

'It represents the tears of the Israelites,' Lt. Rabinowitz pointed out to him. 'Because of the oppression they suffered in Egypt.'

The Doctor nodded. 'Thank you. You're being very helpful.'

'No problem,' said Rabinowitz. "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 163. [4] "As it happened, Rabinowitz had been eager to relive this holiday meal--a celebration of the ancient Jewish feast of Passover. He had even offered to set up the program parameters, obviating the need for the Doctor to conduct any further research.

After all, the lieutenant had been exploring the Delta Quadrant for the last few years, along with the rest of Voyager's crew. he hadn't seen his sister and her family in quite some time--and unless the captain found a way to accelerate their journey, he would never see them again.

Except this way, of course. In a holodeck setting, where Rabinowitz could make his most poignant memories manifest. "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 164. [5] "'It's too hot in here,' Aunt Pearl said suddenly.

'It's too soon for Elijah,' Benjamin piped up.

The Doctor looked to his 'guide' for an explanation. Rabinowitz chuckled and mussed Benjamin's hair.

'Elijah was a prophet,' he told the Doctor. 'He represents the needy--the stranger. Later on, after we finish eating, we open the door for him so he can come in and share our food.'

'Of course,' said the Doctor. 'Much as the Caatari have been given a portion of Voyager's resources.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 164. [6] "As David opened a window for Aunt Pearl, Carla was doing something with a stack of crumbly-looking flatbreads on a plate near the center of the table. The Doctor craned his neck in order to watch.

'Matzoth,' explained Rabinowitz. 'Pieces of unleavened bread--like those baked in a hurry by the Israelites as they left Egypt. Carla's breaking the middle piece in half for a kids' game that'll happen later.'

David sat down again. Then the lieutenant's sister elevated the plate of matzoth and read from her own padd.

'This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all those who are hungry come in and eat. Let all those who are in distress come in and celebrate the Passover. This year, we celebrate here, but next year we hope to celebrate in the land of Israel. This year, we are slaves; next year, may we be free men.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 165. [7] "The Doctor didn't understand everything Carla had said. He turned to Rabinowitz for an explanation--and was surprised to see tears standing in the lieutenant's eyes.

'Sorry,' said Rabinowitz. He smiled. 'It's just that I've been away for a long time and I miss them.'

The Doctor nodded. 'As you should. You have a fine family.' He gave the lieutenant a moment to compose himself. "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 165. [8] "'If you don't mind, I have a question.'

'Ask away,' Rabinowitz told him. 'Answering questions is what the seder is all about.'

'I heard your sister speak of the bread of affliction--clearly, a reference to the matzoth she was holding up.'

'That's right,' said the lieutenant.

'And she expressed the ethic of charity which you mentioned in connection with the prophet Elijah.'

'Right again.'

'But,' the Doctor noted, 'she spoke of a wish to be in the land of Israel, though--as you told me--she and her family live in North America. Also, she referred to herself as a slave . . .?'

'When she appears to enjoy the same freedoms as any other Federation citizen.'

The Doctor nodded. 'Exactly.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 166. [9] "Rabinowitz picked up the padd in front of him and tapped in a command. Then he read out loud.

'In every generation, each individual is bound to regard himself as if he himself had gone out of Egypt. As it is said, 'And thou shalt relate to they son this very day, this is what the Lord did for me when I left Egypt.' Thus, it was not our ancestors alone who were redeemed, but us as well.'

'Hey, Unk--no skipping ahead,' Naomi insisted.

'Sorry,' said the lieutenant, feigning contrition. Then he turned to the Doctor. 'You see? In a sense, we are slaves, just like our ancestors. And just like them, we yearn to leave Egypt and be free.'

The Doctor looked at him. 'So . . . you're asserting a bond of kinship with those who came before you.'

'Actually,' Rabinowitz told him, 'it's more than that. We're saying, in a literal way, that we are the people the Pharaohs enslaved in Egypt--and that those people are us.' "

Judaism galaxy 2374 Friedman, Michael Jan. Day of Honor (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 166. [10] "The Doctor thought about that for a moment. Obviously, this was a rather considerable leap of faith.

'What if one doesn't feel that way?' he asked. 'What if one merely sees the liberation from Egypt as an intriguing historical event?'

Rabinowitz looked at him with a touch of sadness in his eyes. 'One would still be welcome at the seder, Doctor.'

The Doctor felt as if he had lost something important. 'Thank you,' he told the lieutenant.

'Glad to be of service,' said Rabinowitz. "

Judaism galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 158. "She called that one right, Picard told himself. Moses' miracle of the waters, Plato's lost Atlantis, John's Revelation--even those wonders were reduced to minutiae by the approach of Dyson's Homeworld. "
Judaism galaxy 2376 David, Peter. Cold Wars (ST: New Frontier / Gateways: Book 6 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 24. Pg. 24: Dreidel [Also, pg. 303: Shelby quotes a verse from Psalms]
Judaism galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Ballantine Books (1984; first published 1957); pg. 74. "But 'fraki' means more than this. It means a groundhg, an earthcrawler, a dirt dweller, one who never goes into space, not of our tribe, not human, a goy, an auslander, a savage, beneath contempt. " ['Goy' is a Yiddish/Jewish term for outsider, gentile.]
Judaism galaxy 2500 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 298. "...he... saw no inconsistencies in the facts. To ben Cheriff it was no more necessary to become an Arab in order to accept Islam that it had seemed necessary to Saint Paul that converts to Christ first become Jews. "
Judaism galaxy 2500 Leigh, Stephen. Dark Water's Embrace. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 327. [Appendix: The Background and Lineage of Mictlan's Matriarchs and Patriarchs] "Guy Levin: A US citizen of German/Jewish descent on his maternal side. His father was African-American. "
Judaism galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 152. "'Why not Confederation Day?'...

'Maybe, but I wonder if the Cats would be that crazy. Do that and it'd really get our blood up. It'd be an act sure to arouse our rage. That's the biggest holiday of the year outside of Christmas.'

'Washington did it at the Battle of Trenton and turned the tide of the American Revolution. Sure, the British and Hessians screamed foul, but it brought victory. The Arab states did nearly the same thing in the Yom Kippur War of 1973...' "

Judaism galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 309. Pg. 309: "He could see that the Masada had taken a hit as well...

'Masada to Ark Royal, we are going in!' The cry echoed in his headset. He looked up and over his shoulder but could no longer see what was happening. Another voice now came on the link. He recognized the words as Hebrew and he felt his throat tighten, knowing what the young executive officer was saying . . . 'This is Masada . . . the Lord is God, the Lord is One.' ";

Pg. 328: "There were flashing memories going by at high speed... the exec of Masada and his defiant cry... "

Judaism galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 14. [Aboard the starship Yggdrasill, en route to the planet Hyperion.] "As boisterous and animated as Martin Silenus seemed upon first encounter, so the next guest at the table exuded an immediate and equally impressive sense of intelligent reticence. Sol Weintraub looked up upon introduction and the Consul noted the short gray beard, lined forehead, and sad, luminous eyes of the well-known scholar. The Consul had heard tales of the Wandering Jew and his hopeless quest, but he was shocked to realize that the old man now held the infant in his arms--his daughter Rachel, no more than a few weeks old. " [Many other refs., not all in DB.]
Judaism galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 19. "'I thought not,' said Weintraub. 'Even more fascinating, is anyone here a member or follower of the Church of the Shrike? I, for one, am a Jew, and however confused my religious notions have become these days, they do not include the worship of an organic killing machine.' " [Many other refs. to Judaism in book. Weintraub, the scholar, is one of the main characters.]
Judaism galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 251. "'Dad, do you still consider yourself a Jew?'

Sol had run his hand over his thinning hair, surprised by the question. 'A Jew? Yes, I suppose so. It doesn't mean what it once did, though.'

'Am I a Jew?' asked Rachel...

'If you want to be,' said Sol. 'It doesn't have the same significance with Old Earth gone.'

'If I'd been a boy, would you have had me circumcised?'

Sol had laughed, delighed and embarrassed by the question.

'I'm serious,' said Rachel.

...'I guess I would have, kiddo. I never thought about it.'

'Have you been to the synagogue in Bussard?'

'Not since my bar mitzvah,' said Sol, thinking back to the day fifty years earlier when his [family] had flown the family to the capital for the ritual.

'Dad, why do Jews feel that things are . . . less important now than before the Hegira?'... 'That's a good question, Rachel. Probably because so much of the dream is dead. Isreal is gone... And this Diaspora is . . . forever.' "

Judaism galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 252. "'But Jews maintain their ethnic and religious identity in some places,' his daughter insisted.

'Oh, sure. On Hebron and isolated areas of the Concourse you can find entire communities . . . Hasidic, Orthodox, Hasmonean, you name it . . . but they tend to be . . . nonvital, pictaresque . . . tourist-oriented.'

'Like a theme park?'


'Could you take me to the Temple Beth-el tomorrow? I can borrow Khaki's strat.'

'No need,' said sol. 'We'll use the college's shuttle.' He paused. 'Yes,' he said at last, 'I would like to take you to the synagogue tomorrow.'

...'Dad,' said Rachel, 'I'm going to ask you a question I've asked about a million times since I was two. Do you believe in God?'

'Sol had not smiled. He had no choice but to give her the answer he had given her a million times. 'I'm waiting to,' he said. "; [See also a long passage with a rabbi on pages 275-277, 288-289, 296.]

Judaism galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 88. Pg. 88: "I found Arundez and his people--three women and four men, their clothing and physical styles suggesting different worlds in the Web--two porches away. They were bent over their breakfasts and scientific comlogs, arguing in technical terms so abtruse as to leave a Talmudic scholar envious. "; Pg. 89: "'...The authorities on Hebron will only say that he's moved.' He gave me that appraising stare again. 'You knew about Rachel's . . . illness?' " [The planet Hebron, which was settled by Jews, is mentioned multiple times. There are references to Jewish characters, but 'Judaism' is mentioned rarely, if at all. All refs. by name are in DB.]
Judaism galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 150. "Gladstone had read [Jewish scholar] Weintraub's book, The Abraham Dilemma, in which he analyzed the relationship between a God who demanded the sacrifice of a son and the human race who agreed to it. Weintraub had reasoned that the Old Testament Jehovah had not simply been testing Abraham, but had communicated in the only language of loyalty, obedience, sacrifice, and command that humankind could understand at that point in the relationship. Weintraub had dealt with the New Testament's message as a presage of a new stage in that relationship... " [More here and pg. 490-493.]
Judaism galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 483. "On Hebron there was panic in the offworld center of New Jerusalem, but the Zionist elders soon restored order to the city and the world. Rare offworld necessities were rationed and shared. The desert was reclaimed. Farms were extended. Trees were planted. The people complained to each other, thanked God for deliverance, argued with God about the discomfort of that same deliverance, and went about their business. "
Judaism galaxy 2786 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 115. "With tears in their eyes, the selection panels had thrown away the Veda, the Bible, the Tripitaka, the Qur'an, and all the immense body of literature--fiction and nonfiction--that was based upon them. Despite all the wealth of beauty and wisdom these works contained, they could not be allowed to reinfect virgin planets... "
Judaism galaxy 2800 Brin, David. The Uplift War in Earthclan (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (first pub. 1987); pg. 480. [Year is estimated.] "All at once the scene shifted. Fiben found himself standing in the midst of a gathering of bearded men in black coats and floppy hats. They were mostly elderly, and they leafed through dusty texts as they argued with each other. An old Talmudic conclave, he recognized suddenly, like those he had read about in comparative religions class, back at the University. The rabbis sat in a circle, discussing symbolism and biblical interpretation. One lifted an aged hand to point at Fiben.

'He that lappeht like an animal, Gideon, he shall thou not take . . .'

'Is that what it means?' Fiben asked. The pain was gone. Now he was more bemused than fearful. HIs pal, Simon, had been Jewish. No doubt that explained part of this crazy symbolism. What was going on here was obvious. These learned men, these wise human scholars, were trying to illuminate that frightening first part of his dream for him. "

Judaism galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 130. "'...the participation of a revealed God in the workings of life and the universe . . . this dates back to Judaism--that's the forerunner of the old Christian religions that were the forerunners of both Mahmetism and Deseretism... The participation of God. Even Christianity, which arose from Judaism, believed in a god who cared, who gave his son up to save those who believed... Jesus of Nazareth walked into the Temple of the old Jews, which had taken forty-six years to build, and said that, if the Jews razed it, he would rebuild it in three days... "
Judaism galaxy 3000 Bear, Greg. Legacy. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 300. [Year estimated.] "The wall of green at the end of the path trembled violently, a cleft forming in the middle and deepening, while the edges pushed to either side. In this parting green sea, our biological Moses seemed as surprised as any of us. "
Judaism galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 68. Pg. 68: "'An easier hurdle than Jonism,' Idryis Khan said, 'although you might be right; his family are Jews.' "; Pg. 112: "The Emirates branch of the family were openly religious--they were Jews--but it would be safer to stay with them than to remain here on Bralava. ";

Pg. 191: "'...Officially, you were deported because you are a secret religionist, a Jew.'

'I'm not!'

...'Tell them!' Marcer started toward Peter... Peter spoke to Marcer without looking at him. 'I told the truth, that some of the family are Marranos. They pretended to be Jonist, but secretly, privately, follow religionist superstitions. They light candles. They pray. I've admitted to these delegates that you're one of them.' " [More.]

Judaism galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 217. Pg. 217: "'...Like manna in the desert, something sent to God to keep men holy and alive.' He glanced at Marcer and began to explain. 'The Jews were wandering in the desert after slavery . . .'

'I know the story.' Marcer was curt. A proper Jonist would not have know. That Lavi Brice had provided his two children with a classical education as well as an Academic one had always been an embarrassment to Marcer... ";

Pg. 298: "'Two! You drive a hard bargain, Researcher; it's in the blood, I suppose. All Jews do.' "

Judaism galaxy 3000 Saberhagen, Fred. Berserkers: The Beginning. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1967, 1979); pg. 377. "ALBERT BALL

They were English, American, German, French. They were Jew, violinist, invalid, Prussian, rebel, hater, bon vivant, Christian. Among the nine of them they were many other things besides. Maybe there was only the one word--man--which could include them all. "

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