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The Jewish People - Chosen for Tikkun Olam

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Submitted by Krista (Canada), Jun 5, 2008 at 19:59

Tikkun Olam repairing the world by taking action to promote social justice. Tikkun Olam is central to Judaism.

The Torah speaks about the obligations and duties, which followed the Jewish people's willingness to accept the Torah. Jews have additional responsibilities not only toward G-d but to our fellow human beings

(The Torah = the Five Books of Moses = The Old (First) Testament = the Bible)

The Torah also speaks about the purpose for Jewish existence, which transcends its own self-interests.

Zionism is a political movement and ideology that supports a homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel, where the Jewish nation originated over 3,200 years ago and where Jewish kingdoms and self-governing states existed up to the 2nd century.

The word "Zionist" is derived from the word "Zion" (Hebrew: Tziyyon), being one of the names of Jerusalem, as mentioned in the Bible.

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Are Jews responsible for the death of Jesus?

http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/spring_2006/Using%20Facts%20to%20Respond%20Handouts.pdf > page 9

FACTS

Crucifixion, the particular method used to execute Jesus, is forbidden by Jewish law. Moreover, Jesus did not commit any crime that is punishable by death according to Jewish law.

The Romans killed Jesus Christ as they had murdered many other Jews before and after.

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