Israel must clarify which "Christian-sounding" beliefs arent ok - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 21.05.07 | 09:04 (IDT)

    Israel must clarify which "Christian-sounding" beliefs arent ok, and which ones are ok. We live in an age of interreligious dialogue, not to mention US Christians are our best allies. Moreover, secular research about the Historical Jesus demonstrates his Judaism is orthodox. Its hard to find anything he said, that other Rabbis havent also said. I admire Jesus, and am especially comfortable when Christians focus on Jesus's teachings (rather than Paul's teachings or church dogmas). I encourage Jews to "reclaim" Jesus as one of ours. He was an insightful Tora teacher, even a Rav. IMHO, he was a tsadik. Jesus merits both scrutiny and celebration, like Hilel and other heroes. Do Jews who share my opinion not qualify for Israeli citizenship? What about atheists who happen to like Jesus? What are the boundaries? The lack of any clear policy regarding Jewish and Christian identity opens citizenship to bureaucratic abuse.

    from the article: With less than open arms
    First published 00:00 20.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.05.07
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