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Unformatted text preview: g the sanctity of the basic laws and
customs of Judaism, such as kashrut, the dietary laws, the sanctity of Shabbat and the Festivals and the
distinctiveness of Jewish family life.
To him we say "with a strong hand did the Almighty bring us out of Egypt and slavery". In
other words it is only by acknowledgment of the fact that the unity of the Jewish people can only be
kept by adherence to the commandments of the Torah can we continue as an identifiable nation. It is
interesting to consider that Judaism has always been ‘out of step’ with ‘modern’ society. When society
worshipped idols, Abraham did not, when society condoned murder and theft, Judaism did and does
not. When society accepts immorality and licentiousness Judaism does not. What the Torah advocates
is a society and civilization that would keep the world from excesses in which every man would live at
peace and harmony with his neighbour and in which man would “beat his swords into ploughshares and pruning hooks”, (Micah Ch..4 V. 3)
The fourth son, the one ‘who do...
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- Spring '14
- The Bible