Again, this kind of "standing on fundamentals" is not problematic, nor need anyone take offense at people that live in accordance with a specific standard, Torah, and Talmud in the case of Orthodox Jewry. Schisms take place in religions of all denominations. The Karaites broke off by using only Torah, and no Talmud. As this website is based on Orthodox doctrine it would be counterproductive and useless to challenge fundamental views. I wouldn't go to a catholic website to argue for or against their position. As a non-Jew, who approaches religion as a Deist, I find the Jewish approach to be the most rigorous and pleasurable. While I claim no normative "faith" I spend my religiously oriented reading time on Jewish sites specifically because no Jew has tried to "convert" me or insulted me for my thoughts. Because I am treated decently, I am inclined to return the behavior, toward Jews and the world at large. Torah and Talmud can benefit even the non believer because of their ability to make one think. -0/1-/2002
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