With the break-up of the Soviet Union and the troubles prevalent in the Balkans there has been much renewed interest in the early history of Eastern Europe.
Troubles have fuelled nationalist tendencies in the region and there has been much talk of an Orthodox-Catholic (East-West) Christian and Islamic divide, which has a well- documented history and which historians are retracing.
Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations.
Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah.
You don't have to be Jewish to find favor in G-d's eyes G-d gave only seven basic commandments to gentiles Yiddish words for gentiles are goy, shiksa and shkutz Judaism does not approve of interfaith marriage, but it is very common Jews do not proselytize, but it is possible to convert to Judaism Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.
This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud.
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How far are religion and 'race' distinguishable indicators of ethnicity? These questions have plagued mankind from time immemorial and attempts to answer them have never been wholly satisfactory but have often incurred danger.
is an ancient monotheistic Abrahamic religion, with the Torah as its foundational text (part of the larger text known as the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and supplemental oral tradition represented by later texts such as the Midrash and the Talmud.
It encompasses the religion, philosophy, culture and way of life of the Jewish people.
These three phenomena are independent of each other, so there is no direct correlation between them.
On average, the moon revolves around the Earth in about 29½ days.