How have the various groups and movements (like chassidism, Modern Orthodox, Conservative, etc) within Judaism evolved?

For example I'm looking for the following except starting with Judaism and with the other forms of Judaism. I'm looking for a sort of "family tree", ideally with dates.


Here's a quick chart I made, based on my own knowledge.

It flows chronologically from top-to-bottom, and is not drawn to scale. (Horizontal axis is meaningless.) Bold boxes are groups that are still around today. Italic boxes are general categories. Dashed lines indicate unknown or disputed; Curved lines indicate indirect relationship. Dates are approximate, and the arrow-boxes with dates indicate the beginning of that period, as most of those eras extend through the present day. For 1900 CE - Present day: This chart is only applicable for Judaism in America, as it developed differently in Europe and Israel. This chart is a gross oversimplification and there are probably mistakes. If you think I got something wrong, please comment.

Without further ado:

Judaism Flow Chart

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  • You think Babylon had an influence on Italy? That step in the chart is not very precise – Double AA May 5 '14 at 20:33
  • @DoubleAA - None of this chart is very precise. Both Babylonian and Palestinian traditions (as exemplified in their respective Talmuds, but also other traditions) influenced all communities of Judaism. – Shmuel May 5 '14 at 20:39
  • Where is Yemen? And Sephardim influenced reform too, but you didn't mark it (read: any influence is not sufficient to be documented (read: Babylon didn't influence Italy enough to be documented)). – Double AA May 5 '14 at 20:49
  • @DoubleAA Yemen is under Mizrachi. Reform was mostly German; i dont know what influence Sefardi-Dutch Jewry had. Italy was certianly strongly influenced by the Bavli. in fact, it was first printed there! – Shmuel May 5 '14 at 21:24
  • Mizrachi is oversimplified, but due to space I can't really listed every country in the middle east. similarly, I didn't mention every region in Europe - Poland vs Lithuania vs France etc. – Shmuel May 5 '14 at 21:29

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