Monday, 29 September 2014

Bayyom Hahu - Will we one Day See a United "World" Religion? - 1

Reckoning at Nariman House - The Jewish Standard

Will we see the Day of a United World Religion?
«Such an assertion might seem to be ridiculous, given the existence of numerous dharma shastras — codes of conduct — that lay down the rules for various aspects of human life, such as commerce, food, purity, marriage, and so on. However, these codes do not include the intricate binding of the divine with the mundane that you find in the Gemara. In contrast, the Talmudic exposition involves not just the application of laws to daily life, but more importantly, the linking of these laws with overarching ethical principles, such as "Love your neighbor as thyself," "Do not do unto others what is hateful to you," "Uphold the rights of the orphan; defend the cause of the widow." and others....»

On the Other Hand
«This, however, is not the only expression of Chabad universality that was evident as Mumbai's Chabad house reopened. The second and perhaps more important was the presentation, at a dinner reception later that evening, of plans for a museum at the Nariman House site. Only three floors of the six floors of Nariman House Chabad Center are ready now. There is a mikvah at the entrance level of the building, there is an industrial kitchen on the first floor, and there are plans to open a restaurant where the synagogue and offices are, on the third floor. The fourth, fifth, and sixth floors have been kept as they were left, devastated by the ravages of the terrorists and the local security forces, with gunshots and wreckage everywhere. Chabad plans to open a museum on these floors.» 

Kol Tuv,

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