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    there are two mentions in the Talmud of a rabbi named Jehoshua (the Hebrew form of Jesus) of Nazareth...

    The Talmud records discussions of the law and of Biblical interpretation over several centuries.

    Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be ... almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die. - Jonathan Safran Foer

    by ramara on Fri May 02, 2014 at 12:29:37 PM PDT

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    •  Was his last name Smith? (1+ / 0-)
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      Point being that you certainly can't take that claim as any sort of evidence about Jesus.

    •  Also sort of a quote from Matthew 5:17 (1+ / 0-)
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      "I came not to destroy the law of Moses nor to add to the law of Moses."  Which I don't think is the exact quote but that is how Rabbi Gamaliel got it.  Shabbat 116b.  His point was that the Christians were not following the teaching of their founder.

      The Babylonian Talmud has over 6,000 pages there is less than a page added together discussing Christianity.  This is about as negative as the rabbis got.

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      by Navy Vet Terp on Fri May 02, 2014 at 02:38:13 PM PDT

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