Jesus The Jew; And Other Addresses by Harris WeinstockJesus The Jew; And Other Addresses by Harris Weinstock

Jesus The Jew; And Other Addresses

byHarris Weinstock

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...yet a heathen, pitted men against ferocious beasts in the arena and delighted in seeing his fellow beings torn to pieces before his very eyes by the bloodthirsty lion and the ferocious tiger. Despite our profound respect for such great religious beliefs as Mohammedanism and Christianity, and our admiration for the service rendered to mankind by spreading the belief in the God of Israel and in the truths uttered by the Jewish prophets and teachers, we, as Jews, find no cause to abandon our own belief. We find no cause to leave the mother religion and to go to the daughter. If, as Jews, we can not " do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God " (see Micah vi. 8), we are not likely to do so as members of any other faith. If, as Jews, we can not so live as to inherit the blessings of this world and of the world to come, we are not likely to inherit them as the followers of any other faith. To some it may be a comfort and a spiritual aid to believe that some one, centuries ago, suffered for them, and, by the forfeiture of his life, atoned for their sins. It is not difficult to understand how the hearts of millions can be touched and moved to greater good by the picture of Jesus on Calvary. But to the Jew who is taught that every man is himself responsible to his God for his sins, and that no one can relieve him of his punishment, the doctrine of vicarious atonement can make no appeal. The Jew ever has felt, and ever will feel, that if he commits a wrong, myriads of other men, ready to suffer and to die for him, can not mitigate his sin; that he and he alone, as the sinner, must pay the penalty; that he and he alone must atone for his misdeed. No other religion can sufficiently appeal to the Jew to lead him, from conviction, to change his...
Title:Jesus The Jew; And Other AddressesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217496512

ISBN - 13:9780217496513

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