Thursday, October 30, 2008

Noahide conversions

Jews publicize Noahide conversions

Re: Noahides and Jewish soul snatchers?

Judaism isn't exactly a proselytizing religion.

As a general rule, Judaism isn't a proselytizing religion, but Judaism has its record of coercion (the Book of Esther) and forced mass conversions (Edomites), and Shmuley Boteach, a rabbi, writes For a confederation of Noachides in The Jerusalem Post, saying "...the Jewish community should be spearheading this movement, and should fund a global campaign to have non-Jews join a Jewish confederation, if not adopt Judaism in its entirety."

Forgive me for being a bit facetious about "Jewish soul snatchers" to make a point, since too many Jews are hypersensitive to real or imagined proselytizing by professing Christians and hatefully refer to them as "soul snatchers." And the very fact Jews often publicize and praise Noahide conversions is a not-too-subtle form of proselytizing, isn't it?

David Ben-Ariel posted on 2008-10-30 21:32:07 ET Reply Trace

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