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Thought for Thursday

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“Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.”
Moses Mendelssohn

5 Responses to “Thought for Thursday”

  1. Christie says:

    I have thoughts about your Thursday thought! 🙂

  2. Christie says:

    LOL…. I don’t have time today. Maybe tomorrow. 🙂

  3. Really? That doesn’t seem quite right.

    • Hevel says:

      Really. Judaism doesn’t teach that only through following what’s revealed in the Tanakh can one be “saved”. Actually, most of that revelation is relevant only for a very very small group of people: the House of Israel. The righteous of the nations will have a place in heaven, no matter where they come from. Since there is no original sin, and only the very basic laws give to Noah to bind the non-Jews, there is no need for a Christian type saviour. I am sure many of my Muslim and Zoroastrian acquanitences are on the path to heaven. 🙂

      This non-exclusivity of Judaism is one of the beauties of my religion.

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