Do Not Do Unto Others

1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources Do Not Do Unto Others The Talmud recounts that a Gentile once approached Hillel with the request that Hillel convert him to Judaism. This Gentile did not want to go through a lengthy regimen of learning, so he told Hillel; “I want you to teach me the entire Torah while I stand on one foot”. Hillel’s response endures as a lesson for the generations

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Idolatry and Adultery – excerpt from The Elephant and the Suit

Dr. Brown’s failure to acknowledge Scripture’s emphasis of the Sinai revelation in connection to God’s teaching against idolatry is only the beginning of Dr. Brown’s misrepresentation of the Jewish position on this issue

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Justice and Charity – excerpt from Christianity Unmasked

The Universal Principles of Justice and Charity The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3 – 7:27) is perhaps one of the most famous teachings of Christianity. In this Sermon, Jesus presents some basic and beautiful truths.

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In the Image – by Jim

In the Image – by Jim C. Paul, You ask whether or not Buddhists are made in the image of God, “Hindus also”, “[a]nd on”. I should be surprised at this question, but I am less surprised than I would have expected

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Joy and Repentance

Joy and Repentance The holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles) follows immediately after Yom Kippur, a day dedicated for repentance and forgiveness. Sukkot is called “the time of Joy” and it is understood that the connection between these two holidays is that the forgiveness from God that we merit on Yom Kippur gives us the joy that we celebrate on Sukkot. This is certainly a true sentiment but there is much more to the joy of Sukkot and there is much more to the connection between joy and repentance

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Movies and Manifestations

Movies and Manifestations Two of your friends just returned from going to the movies.

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Not to Bow

Not to Bow

Nine Letters # 4 – Beauty and Spirituality

You  say that Jesus’s physical qualities were unremarkable so they are not the focus  of your worship. I  think you misunderstood me.

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A Letter to a Christian #1

This was sent to a Christian who claimed that his worship of Jesus is “not worship of a form” When you claim that you are not worshiping a form – you  are doing nothing to clarify the matter. You are moved by the suffering  experienced through a human body and you love the one who suffered in that body.  I call that worship of a form.

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Annelise on Amazing Grace

Annelise on Amazing Grace My family grew up singing songs of thankfulness and surrender to God for saving us from guilt and allowing us to live in His kindness. Many of these were based on verses or imagery from the Hebrew scriptures. We were also taught that instead of punishing us as our rebellion deserves, God humbly chose to be born like us and experience the consequences of sin for us.

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