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Another contribution of Israel/Jews

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Jun 20, 2011 at 01:46

Dear Dr Pipes:

You have listed many contributions of Israel in your articles titled "Remarkable Israel". The contributions of Jews to human civilization are undoubtably many. Besides their scientific contributions, I think, Jews can be credited with the invention of Monotheism as a thiestic doctrine. While Hindu and Greek philosophers of the ancient world had touched upon the idea of a single ultimate reality, Jews (to my knowledge) were the first people to establish the idea of mono-theistic worship. This idea was subsequently adapted/marketed/branded by the Christian preachers. Finally, the same idea was packaged as a monopolistic and inflexible theme by Islam. But jews can be considered to be the original inventors of the idea. What do your other readers think?

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