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Submitted by Pusyamitra Sunga (United States), Aug 4, 2006 at 19:31

I agree that the past history of Judaism has been less than stellar, but the same can be said of all religious philosophies. The difference between Judaism and the other Abrahamic faiths is the Judaism is non-aggressive whereas the others are violent, aggressive and exploitative. That is not to say that there aren't Jewish people who are exploitative, sure there are. There are also doctors and philanthropists who are Jewish, just like in any community.

These tendencies are not correlated to Judaism as a religion any more. Judaism has gone through social and cultural reform movements in the 19th century that, together with the establishment of Israel in the 20th, have made Judaism as it is practiced today much more benign. The exclusivist connotations in the Talmud or whatever have been reinterpreted in a much more passive way. In fact, in most of history (incl the Nazi holocaust and recent events in the Levant), Jewish people have been the victims, hardly the aggressors, unless you want to believe a left-wing media that has a radical Islamist fetishism and is increasingly turning anti-semitic.


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