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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Sacrifices- The Great Jewish Embarrassment? Why Spinoza’s Ethics were not given at Sinai

Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Does Judaism really need animal sacrifices? Would it not be better off without them? After all, does the sacrificial cult not compromise Judaism? What does a highly ethical religion have to do with the collecting of blood in vessels and the burning of animal limbs on an altar? No doubt Judaism should really be sacrifice-free. Yet it is not.