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Monday, July 15, 2013

Invitation

Being an older former Orthodox Jew I can offer unique perspectives that may help struggling younger people. I encourage you to ask me any questions. Use false names for privacy sake.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog ... it confirms a lot of what I have thought from hints picked up from books ... that maybe there *was an Abraham that learned stuff from Mesopotamia/Iran .. including Shabbat ... even Pesach ... which is a strange one - would be interested in your thoughts about Moses - seems to be stuff picked up when Canaan under Egypt .. mixed with the Iraqi god that also came in a basket down some bullrushes ... Don't you think the mix and true origins is *more* interesting than what we are 'supposed' to believe? I do.

Alter Cocker Jewish Atheist said...

>>Thanks for your blog ... it confirms a lot of what I have thought from hints picked up from books ... that maybe there *was an Abraham that learned stuff from Mesopotamia/Iran .. including Shabbat ... even Pesach ... which is a strange one

I hope to do a post on some of the festivals. Many Jewish laws and customs predate the alleged Sinai revelation.


>> would be interested in your thoughts about Moses - seems to be stuff picked up when Canaan under Egypt .. mixed with the Iraqi god that also came in a basket down some bullrushes ...

Moses is a tough one. Some say he was an Egyptian priest others say an Egyptian god.... I suspect Moses relates to Egyptian religion; serpent cult; & also the Midian temple dedicated to Osiris. The temple also prayed the Supreme God ELOHIM. (It is almost certain the hebrews believed there were other gods). The temple was in an area surounded by vulcanic mountains - likely gave rise to Sinai revelation myth.

>>>Don't you think the mix and true origins is *more* interesting than what we are 'supposed' to believe? I do.

I agree with you, but it also makes a compelling case that OJ is false.

Anon. thanks for visiting and comments.