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How do Jews reconcile the OT's stupidity?

#1Mike_StantonPosted 3/31/2013 6:05:35 PM
The most common rationalization from Christians is that the NT is all that matters. That's all fine and good but it only raises the question of how Jews account for all of that Leviticus nonsense when they consider the OT/the Tanakh to be their holy text.
#2IamvegitoPosted 3/31/2013 6:11:52 PM
Depends on the movement. Here's one that doesn't see it as normative:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstructionist_Judaism
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#3Polish_CrusaderPosted 3/31/2013 6:12:04 PM
Thats not what christians are saying. The OT does matter, just not the old laws.
#4Mike_Stanton(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 6:17:55 PM
From: Polish_Crusader | #003
Thats not what christians are saying. The OT does matter, just not the old laws.

So the 10 commandments are null and void then?
#5Polish_CrusaderPosted 3/31/2013 6:20:02 PM
Nope. THat is not OT law.
#6OrangeWizardPosted 3/31/2013 6:21:03 PM
From: Mike_Stanton | #004
So the 10 commandments are null and void then?


Yes.
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#7TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/31/2013 6:21:56 PM
OrangeWizard posted...
From: Mike_Stanton | #004
So the 10 commandments are null and void then?


Yes.

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#8Mike_Stanton(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 6:21:59 PM
From: Polish_Crusader | #005
Nope. THat is not OT law.

I'm so confused now.
#9Wandering__HeroPosted 3/31/2013 6:23:48 PM
I don't believe Jews take their entire Toruh as perfect and say ALL of it like the bits they admit are man written (i.e Job based on a jewish folk tale and Leviticus which was a bunch of arbitary rules) as being God's own divine word. Let me know if you see any Jews wearing only 1 type of fabric,stoning pagans and killing witches.
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#10Mike_Stanton(Topic Creator)Posted 3/31/2013 6:34:27 PM
From: Wandering__Hero | #009
Let me know if you see any Jews wearing only 1 type of fabric,stoning pagans and killing witches.

That's exactly what I'm asking though. How do Jews rationalize those fallible claims in their holy text? At least Christians are able to rationalize it with the OT being obsolete, but with Jews I can't even figure what it is that they even believe other than that God exists and doesn't want you eating pork.