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Orthodox Jews are the key to Judaism's survival

Reader comment on item: The Orthodox Future of Judaism

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jan 26, 2005 at 06:21

I am a Christian and I look with interest at Judaism. I live in Europe where Christianity is declining because we no longer believe in the fundamentals. If Jews want to save their creed, then they have got to believe in such fundamentals.

If Orthodox Jews take over from secular Jews, that's good news. In these times of moral relativism, it is good to believe in absolutes. For us Christians such absolute are the Old and New Testament (The Bible). For Jews, it is the Torah. Jewish Orthodoxy is not politically correct. It might be seen as fanatical. But, then, you have got to be a bit of a fanatic in order to preserve Judaism and, for that matter, Christianity.

In Europe, we have learned to be ashamed of our Christian roots and, being ashamed of who you are, is the worst thing that could happen to you. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world because they believe in their creed. Jews cannot lose sight of absolutes. They need to stick to the fundamentals of their faith, or Judaism might disappear all together.

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