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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hollywood '#Noah' is kosher, says celebrity rabbi | @TimesofIsrael

It's not every day you get a Rabbi doing a movie review!

On why Noah is not the father of the Jewish people, from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:

It isn’t until Abraham, when God says “we have the rainbow and I promise not to destroy everyone, but I will destroy these two cities Sodom and Gomorah,” Abraham does something audacious. He says “will the judge of the entire Earth not practice justice?” He lifts his fists to heaven! He raises a cudgel to Heaven! This made him the first Jew. A Jew does not just accept a divine decree, he does not just bow his head in silent obedience. 
The word “Islam” means “obedience before God” or “submission before God.” Soren Kierkegaard the great Danish theologian sums up Christianity as being a “leap of faith.” 
Judaism has no leap of faith. “Israel” means “he who wrestles with God.” You see none of that in Noah. Neither in the Torah or in this film, so in that regard, this movie portrays this very well. No other religion does this, they would see this as heresy. It’s amazing, it’s breathtaking!
See the whole review on.ine here:  Hollywood 'Noah' is kosher, says celebrity rabbi | The Times of Israel


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