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What Does Rabbinic Judaism Say About What Makes Jews and Gentiles Different?

By Michael Hoffman for The Saker Blog Copyright©2020 by Independent History and Research Author’s Preface Studies of Orthodox Judaic believers (followers of the post-Second Temple Judaism faithful to the Mishnah, Gemara and derivative sacred texts representative of the theology of the ancient Pharisees), have almost always been marked by two extremes: giddy approbation, or its antipode, atavistic contempt. Both views are predicated on fallacious judgments. In the former case, credulous