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Unformatted text preview: oples .. (Isaiah Ch.56 V. 7)
The major difference between Judaism and other religions is that the Jewish people
descended from Abraham, are singled out to perform God’s commandments (Mitzvoth) that are
enumerated in the Torah. Worship on one day a week is not enough. “And it shall come to pass as the consequence of your hearing these laws and carefully
carrying them out, that God your God will keep the covenant and the love with you that He
swore to your forefathers,” (Deut. Ch. 7 V. 12). As I understand it, what Rabbi Samuel Raphael Hirsch,
the famous modern commentator of the Bible means in his commentary on this verse that, as a
consequence and in the natural order of things, and not as a reward, if we keep God’s commandments,
all the promises that He made to the Patriarchs and to the Children of Israel will come to pass, as will
God’s promise to Abraham, in Genesis Ch.12 V.3 “…..and in thee shall all the families of the earth
be blessed” In other words if the Jewish people keep, observe and perform the commandments which
God has commanded us, then will all the people of the earth be blesse...
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