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  •  Thanks for the clarification (3+ / 0-)
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    fiddlingnero, Dave the Rave, INMINYMA

    I am interested in the customs of then compared to now as well as the changes this sect of Judaism brought and really appreciate this.  

    I can tell you as someone who has lived in poverty all my life, what is considered "affordable" to one with money and what is affordable to one without is still something to consider so perhaps I oversimplified this too much.  And as you say the letter of the law is not always observed ...

    Seriously, thank you so much for making things a little clearer.  As Jesus was Jewish I do believe that in order to be a good Christian, Christians should first be a dutiful Jew.  

    Respectfully, Cat

    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they hurt you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    by mntleo2 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 08:50:13 AM PST

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    •  I was raised Orthodox Jewish by two teachers (2+ / 0-)
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      INMINYMA, YsosadisticGOP

      so my default setting is always "clarify and explain".  :)

      The letter of the law is definitely not always observed, and the spirit of the law sadly neglected even more often, especially those about greed and corruption and mistreating/ignoring the less fortunate.  A lot of people in religious communities today talk as though this is a new phenomenon (and usually blame it on modern American materialism), but really, all you have to do is read the Prophets -- especially the later ones -- to see that it's been that way since pretty much ever.

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