Download e-book for kindle: A Rabbi Talks with Jesus by Jacob Neusner

By Jacob Neusner

ISBN-10: 0773520465

ISBN-13: 9780773520462

Placing himself in the context of the Gospel of Matthew, Neusner imagines himself in a discussion with Jesus of Nazareth and can pay him the ideal Judaic gesture of recognize: creating a reference to him via a good debate in regards to the nature of God's One fact. Neusner explains why the Sermon at the Mount should not have confident him to persist with Jesus and why, by way of the criterion of the Torah of Moses, he might have endured to keep on with the lessons of Moses. He explores the explanations Christians think in Jesus Christ and the dominion of Heaven, whereas Jews proceed to think within the Torah of Moses and a state of monks and holy humans on the earth. This revised and extended variation, with a foreword by means of Donald Akenson, creates a considerate and available context for dialogue of the main primary query of why Christians and Jews think what they believe.

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Well, as I said, once God incarnate says to do one thing rather than some other, appealing to the Torah as validation for that statement, then it is right and proper to take issue. Once again, in Judaism, argument forms a principal means of religious discourse: it is how we talk with one another, the way in which we show our esteem and respect for the other. A principal religious activity in Judaism requires "study of the Torah," and much of Torah-study requires contention: dispute and argument on propositions, evidence, validity of analysis, what we do in every realm of learning.

Certainly Israel the eternal people, ancient and modern as well, has its share of hypocrites, people who celebrate themselves through their piety. But it is quite another thing to say that authentic prayer takes place only individually, only privately, only in secret. If what Jesus meant was that public prayer is improper, then 49 A RABBI TALKS WITH JESUS he has called into question the Torah's fundamental premise, which is that Israel serves God not one by one but all together and all at once.

Netanel, and Rabbi Eleazar b. Arakh. " He said to them, "I prefer the opinion of Rabbi Eleazar b. " He said to them, "I prefer the opinion of Rabbi Eleazar b. " They [each] said three things. Rabbi Eliezer says, "Let the respect owing to your fellow be as precious to you as the respect owing to you yourself. And don't be easy to anger. " Rabbi Yose says, "Let your fellow's property be as precious to you as your own. And get yourself ready to learn Torah, for it does not come as an inheritance to you.

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