Dating and marriage in the 1920s
In 135 the Romans officially banned Judaism, which marked the beginning of the diaspora, or the dispersal of Jews.
Forced out of Palestine, Jews in exile concentrated less on establishing a unified homeland and more on maintaining Judaism through biblical scholarship and community life.
Abraham's monotheism not only marked the beginning of Judaism, but of Christianity and Islam as well.
After Moses, Joshua led the Israelites back into Canaan, now called Palestine, representing the "Promised Land." There the people were ruled by benevolent Judges and later by Kings until social tensions after the death of King Solomon caused the Israelites to break apart.
Fifty years later Jews returned to Palestine after the Persians defeated the Babylonians.