Posted by Wronged on January 13, 2005, at 5:45:39
In reply to Re: The Jewish Faith?, posted by ayrity on January 11, 2005, at 11:42:53
I'm sure MKB knows that her knowledge of the Talmud is limited. Regardless of your belief that the Oral Law came down from Moses, it can still be argued that the Talmud is NOT in the Old Testament and is not the same thing. It's a matter of perspective, not fact.
MKB was trying to make the point that Jesus Christ criticized those Pharisees and rabbis who elevated tradition and oral law to an equivalence with Moses's Law. It's hard to see how someone who claims to be a Christian could ignore this part of the teachings of Jesus. But many people pick and choose what to believe, right? For example, the Samaritan Jews do not honor any books outside the "Old Testament." They do not accept the Talmud or any of the other rabbinical writings.
Your explanations, nevertheless, are appreciated and welcomed. Is it possible Jews also have many misconceptions about Christianity? Perhaps more freedom to dialogue on these boards would go far to clearing these things up and actually educating people. But it does take time to explain things, and most people really don't care enough to bother. Some are more interested in getting people blocked.