I don't understand why with the article not being in English, but if it was in Hebrew and if it was saying the same thing,
Because they don't say the same thing when in Hebrew. The termonology is not the same as what is used in English.
then would that mean that it would have merit to you as a final source of information? And if so, why?
If they used a wide range of sources, for example, Iraqi Jews, Yemenite Jews, North African Jews, Afghanistan Jews, etc. Only after showing the perspectives of the oldest Jewish communities outside of Israel can one conclusively say what was considered valid in the Jewish world.
Okay, so it looks like what you are saying is that Torath Mosheh Judaism would be an unadulterated, genuine form of Judaism where these other so-called versions of Judaism which are mentioned in articles such as these are not really Judaism.
I would word that differently. Torath Mosheh is defined as:
However, the concern that I have with that is that I have seen on other forums where people who claim to be Jewish have said that there are all various types of Judaism.
This is the challenge with using forums as ones reference point. What you do is the following:
- Find out what the word "Judaism" even means linquistically in the Hebrew of various generations of Jews.
- Find out what types of actions make up said term(s).
- Find out what the oldest surviving Jewish communities held by.
- Determine if said "type" of Judaism is ancient, authentic, and authoratative.