Unformatted text preview: r own way. The Jewish people have asked nothing more than to be allowed to
be themselves, without interfering with the beliefs of other peoples. Jews do not say as others do “we
are the only ones who are right and you must believe and worship as we do”. It is a Jewish concept
that the righteous of all peoples are assured of the 'world to come'
At different times, there were different approaches. Pharaoh for all his power felt that
perhaps the Jews would undermine his authority. Haman tried to wipe out the Jewish people
physically. (Meg. Esther). The Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans, in their quest for Empire tried to erase
Jewish belief in the arrogant belief that their way of life was superior. The Roman Juggernaut wanted
to crush those that were different.
Perhaps at first it was fear of strangers, then it was different beliefs, and then perhaps the
Churches arrogant self-proclaimed adoption for itself and seeing itself as 'the 'new Israel' and the
inheritors of Abraham, as do also the Moslems and that all who...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
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