All with no morality nor sense of loss at all. So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. And the people answered him not a word. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
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But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. These examples are where it is Humans carrying out God's will and don't include the many times where God leads by murderous example.
There is a big difference between criticizing a religion's belief, and, attacking its followers. For example, it should always be permissible and commendable to engage in rational debate. Arguing that the Torah contains too many immoral and monstrous acts for it to reflect a good god might not please strict Jews, but, that doesn't mean it is not an argument worth having.
This is completely different to arguing that Jews are naturally inferior as a race and ought to be eliminated. The first argument is anti-Judaism a debate of ideas whilst the second is anti-Jewish prejudice a question of poor ethics. People have the right to exist; ideas do not.
Because it is a slightly complex affair to separate the people from the beliefs, some find an opportunity to disguise power-games as anti-racism. This is what many refer to as "the race card". Graetz used "the race card" to try to defend fundamentalist ideas ; he uses an emotional response to try and stifle intellectual criticism. Such a technique is common amongst fundamentalists who are involved in public debates, including by some aggressive pro-Jewish activists such as Heinrich Graetz. See " Anti-Semitism : 1. Although there have been a slow stream of violent terrorist incidence against Arabs and Muslims in Israel and the West Bank they are actually quite spread out over several decades, Neil J.
After all, Israel has been the victim of countless instances of bloody terror since its founding and, especially, since ". Over the same period Muslim-on-Muslim violence is a far worse problem than Jewish-on-Muslim. Kressel concludes that it is because in Israel " the government and all major political, social, and religious organizations have spoken with one voice regarding the illegitimacy of terrorism ". This reluctance may derive from religious principles, the Jews' status as a demographic minority, their relative openness to secular principles of human rights [ One of the worst culprits was the Jewish Scripture's concept of the chosen people : God singled out Jews to be his people at the expense of the nations around them.
He judged it too likely to lend itself to misinterpretation and also too ethnocentric for the contemporary world, in that it implied God might play favorites. In the modern world where religion is polarizing between extremists and liberals including the non-religious , we can only hope that Reconstructionist Judaism and ideas like it manage to hold out against a resurgent fundamentalism that is engulfing most other Abrahamic religions. References: What's this? The Bible NIV. The NIV is the best translation for accuracy whilst maintaining readability. Multiple authors, a compendium of multiple previously published books.
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Until recently, Orthodox Judaism was the only form of the religion formally and legally recognized in Israel. Although less conservative branches of Judaism now have partial recognition, Orthodoxy remains dominant politically and legally. Many Israeli Jews describe themselves in terms of their degree of observance of Jewish law. About half call themselves secular ; about 15 to 20 percent see themselves as Orthodox or ultra-Orthodox; and the rest describe themselves as traditionally observant, but not as strict as the Orthodox.
In the United States, debate over the necessity of observing Jewish law has led to the development of three major movements. Orthodox Jews believe that Jewish law is unchanging and mandatory. Conservative Jews argue that God's laws change and evolve over time.
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Reform and Reconstructionist Jews believe that these laws are merely guidelines that individuals can choose to follow or not. In addition, there are many Jews in the United States who are secular or atheist. For them, their Judaism is a culture rather than a religion. Jews believe in one god and his prophets, with special respect for Moses as the prophet to whom God gave the law.