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    To be fair the Torah is about a jealous, vengeful tribal god. What is amazing is that Jews were able to turn what is really little better than any other religion based on xenophobia into something much greater and beautiful.

    I am fascinated by and love to explore my Jewish heritage (see for example, here). But I have to admit that the Religions of the Book leave me a bit cold as well.

    Of course even the Torah is a mishmash which means that next to calls for genocide there are also calls to tolerance and a direct recognition that Jews come from mixed origins even from the very start:

    "Your origin and your birth are of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite...your mother a Hittite."-- (Ezekiel 16:3)

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. NYC's Progressive/Reform Blog

    by mole333 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:43:09 AM PDT

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