[b-hebrew] OT: a link about Modern Hebrew

wattswestmaas wattswestmaas at eircom.net
Tue Jun 8 11:44:43 EDT 2004


Dear vadim,  whatever you think of yeshua of Nazeret one thing can be clear,
that his fingure pointing at the faults of the 'religious authorities' was
accurate.  The working class jewish man and woman of that day could, with
some accuracy, be likened to the religious masses of 14th and 15 century
Germany and England.  It was, to some extent, advantageous that the
religious authorities had carved out for themselves an element of
exclusiveness.  So I would hesitate to call them odd Jews who did not know
Tanach.  They knew what was important, they were aware of the prophecies and
they went to the feasts.  Just as today Jews that I met in Israel are very
much aware of popular thinking and feast celebrating,  but many of them find
the oral aspect of their law-interpreting leaders a burden.

Regards Chris.


Surely, very odd Jews those have been. They did not know Tanakh, cited
garbled quotations of the verses the should have studied in childhood (if
you know about bar Sheta reforms) and were unobservant. Wishful thinking

Sincerely,

Vadim Cherny


Sincerely,
Michael Abernathy


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