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Rabbi Ari Shvat

Av 6, 5781
I appreciate your question answer but the same question still applies. And to suggest that people converting people to their religion and belief in Jesus for example unto eternal life is somehow morally irresponsible quite the opposite if they believe that theyre going to Grant you eternal life what God is going to Grant you eternal life by believing in him dont they have a responsibility to tell you!
You have moved here to a totally different issue, and that is the untruth of Christianity. Regarding Christianity, we are very tolerant, and don't argue with them, but rather let them believe what they wish. We expect the same democratic courtesy from them as well, to leave us alone and not missionize to try and convert Jews to their untruth. If you find a Jew who is becoming confused on the issue, just ask him exactly which of the messianic prophecies did Yeshu supposedly fulfill (peace, gathering the exiles, reviving the Jewish Independent State, defending the Jews militarily, extraordinary knowledge of Torah, etc. etc.)? The answer: not even one, so there really is no reason whatsoever for us to take him seriously. If even the rabbis of his time weren't impressed by him, and they knew him personally and saw him negatively- then how much more so, we shouldn't be impressed by him either, just because over time he had good marketing & public relations. Again, if a person is Jewish, suggest that he first check out his own heritage and religion, for we've been around longer than the others, and their beliefs are actually based upon the Jewish revelation at Sinai and the Jewish prophets, so why settle for second-hand and much later beliefs? It makes more sense to go back to the original!
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