The Influence of the Hebrew Bible on America's Founding Fathers

The untold story of the Torah’s impact on America's founders and the political documents they codified.

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(3) Linda, January 19, 2019 2:17 PM

Wonderful informantion

I just saw this recently and started sending this out to try and reach others, thank you for this and if you have any other information like this please send it to me.
Also like that this is not to lengthly and to the point. Well done, Shalom and todah.
Linda

(2) Anonymous, January 10, 2019 9:25 PM

One statement going a little too far!

Well, it was taking it a bit too far to say that the Torah is advocating a separation of religion and state! What is sad is that so many people fail to realize that Torah is a complete system which is not only matters of religious practice, but instead encompasses all areas of life. Torah does not just tell you what to do on Shabbos, but also how to plan a city, how neighbors should conduct themselves so as not to damage each other's property, and everything. Yes, unfortunately, just as there are crooks in every society, so there are people that otherwise may seem to follow religion who don't live up to all the laws for whatever reasons.

A Torah court would pass laws for all areas of life; the judges, and the king, and every citizen were equally bound to "religious" laws as well as to the seemingly more "mundane" directives of the Torah.

I'd recommend a letter that had circulated in various yeshivahs for the benefit of students that, among other things, explains the sophistication of the Torah compared to other societies. You can find it on this link:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/f14112_8c01b4800cf948faad4ce366f7f7b4d0.pdf

(1) Anonymous, January 7, 2019 9:44 AM

The beauty is, that the theology of both Liberal Jewish way of thinking and liberal Christian way of thinking have so much in common that the question arises, why do we pride ourselves so much in name giving, based on our differences?

Dvirah, January 10, 2019 3:57 PM

Forced Conversion

The differences between Christianity & Judaism are more profound than a superficial comparison can divulge. That would not be such an issue, however, had the Christians not spent 20 centuries forcing Jews to change.

 

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