Rules of jewish dating
Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations.Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah.Because Jews have had so many bad experiences with anti-Semitic non-Jews over the centuries, the term "goy" has taken on some negative connotations, but in general the term is no more insulting than the word "gentile." The more insulting terms for non-Jews are shiksa (feminine) and shkutz (masculine).I gather that these words are derived from the Hebrew root Shin-Qof-Tzadei, meaning loathsome or abomination.Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud.According to traditional Judaism, G-d gave Noah and his family seven commandments to observe when he saved them from the flood.
Contrary to popular belief, Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people.Furthermore, the blessings that we received from G-d by accepting the Torah come with a high price: Jews have a greater responsibility than non-Jews.While non-Jews are only obligated to obey the seven commandments given to Noah, Jews are responsible for fulfilling the 613 mitzvot in the Torah, thus G-d will punish Jews for doing things that would not be a sin for non-Jews.The story goes on to say that the Jews were offered the Torah last, and accepted it only because G-d held a mountain over their heads! , the words generally translated as "at the foot of the mountain" literally mean "underneath the mountain"!) Another traditional story suggests that G-d chose the Jewish nation because they were the lowliest of nations, and their success would be attributed to G-d's might rather than their own ability.