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Some misconceptions regarding Jews and Judaism.

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Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Aug 13, 2006 at 05:39

"May be Jews should also act or retaliate the way Muslims do. It is really sad that Jewish community suffers losses in US/Europe because of Islam. or start proselytization and conversions and 'spreading' your religion. Spread of Judaism instead of Islam may do the world a favor."

Judaism, in contrast with Islam, Christianity, and perhaps some other religions, is not a proselytizing religion. For a non-Jew to become a Jew takes real determination, lot of learning, and hard work. Therefore "spreading of Judaism" cannot be considered a practical proposition. Also the proposition "May be Jews should also act or retaliate the way Muslims do" cannot be considered practical. You cannot expect followers of a Godly, humanistic religion to start competing with Muslims in barbarity.

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