The main book of Judaism, called the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament, "OT") is filled with stories of the persecution of Jews by an unnamed Egyptian Pharaoh who allegedly enslaved them and their leader Moses who led them out of Egypt in a mass Exodus to the "Promised Land" called Israel.
The Torah is obvious mythology. The fact that it is fiction is obvious from Book 1, Page 1. The Earth is not 6000 years old. Cultures (unknown to the scribes) flourished much before. Written records and archeological evidence using carbon dating show man's presence tens of thousands of years ago, probably over a 100,000 years ago. A million people cannot live in a vast desert (without water or food) in a hostile nation for 40 years--and leave no trace.
The Documentary Hypothesis showed that the Old Testament was weaved together out of four source documents by 4 authors and produced much later than claimed.
See "The Forgery of the Old Testament" by Joseph McCabe:
Also see the book: "The Age of Reason", by America's founding father Thomas Paine, in which Paine labels the OT as "spurious."
Furthermore, archeological and historical evidence has proven Moses, Exodus, Abraham, Joshua, King David, etc. to be basically myths copied from African and Eastern/Middle Eastern cultures.
For eg., according to Prof. Ze'ev Herzog who teaches in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, in "Deconstructing the Walls of Jericho", states as follows:
"This is what archaeologists have learned from their excavations in the Land of Israel: the Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom. ..... Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology and the history of the Jewish people - and who once went into the field looking for proof to corroborate the Bible story - now agree that the historic events relating to the stages of the Jewish people's emergence are radically different from what that story tells." (in an article in the Jewish magazine Haaretz, as republished on):
For further evidence, see:
See “False Testament” in Harper’s Magazine: http://www.yorku.ca/...false_testament
Also see the New York Times article of Tuesday, April 3, 2007, by Michael Slackman, entitled: “In Sinai desert, no trace of Moses” at:
See “Moses and Other Historical Fabrications” at: http://www.biblicaln.../chapter12.html
See the new book: “Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver”.
Ancient Egyptians, who kept one of the most detailed ancient historic details, make no mention of any Jews there or other historic events of any "Moses or any "Jew" slaves escaping, though they make mention of one Egyptian slave who once escaped and was caught. The Moses myth was copied from the myth of Mises of Sargon.
The fact is there was no Abraham, nor Moses, nor any King David, no enslavement in Egypt, and no Exodus. All these stories are myths copied from prevalent Zoroastrian, Egyptian (i.e. African) and other Eastern myths (such as Sargon & Mises/Manu myths, the Code of Hammurabi, etc.) prevalent around that time in the Near East and projected back in time. Noah's flood story was copied from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Moses never existed.
Moses could not have parted the Red Sea, not only because it violates the laws of physics, and there was no Moses, but because there was no Red Sea to cross, since Egypt and Israel have a common land border!
Since Moses never existed, and the Exodus never happened, Judaism and the notion of a "Jew" collapse like a house of cards.