[Milton-L] Resend of question re Judaism

rose williams rwill627 at cox.net
Wed Jul 26 12:32:40 EDT 2006


Dear Carol,
This is a good post, and I respect your expertise. But can we ignore Old 
Testament injunctions? How many of them are read by Orthodox Jews as still 
applying?
Rose Williams
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From: "Dr. Carol Barton" <cbartonphd at earthlink.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Resend of question re Judaism


> Actually, Alan, especially in light of the recent responses to your query, 
> I think the more pertinent question may be "how many (modern) religions 
> preach hatred of one's enemies"--active or passive? I suspect that the 
> answer would be (except for the obvious zealots) "almost none."
>
> I am of course excluding the Old Testament injunctions as of another time 
> and world, as well as the idiosyncratic practices of the followers as 
> distinguished from what the religions preach (such as Milton's at least 
> literary abhorrence of Roman Catholics).
>
> Best to all,
>
> Carol Barton
>
> Carol Barton, Ph.D
>
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> living intellect that bred them." ~ John Milton, _Areopagitica_ (CPW 
> 2:492).
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