The Talmud prohibits any intimate contact with a person with whom one is forbidden to have sexual relations – in the same way and for the same reasons as the Shariah

Being that men are visually stimulated and are wired to their carnal appetites, Talmudic teachings are brutally frank and aware of man’s flaws. Various regulations were taught to prevent sexual improprieties from sullying a person’s holiness and closeness to God…. Read More ›

The Bible and the Qur’an

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord, and the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Mark 12:28-30 “Which law is… Read More ›

The Messiah

The term “mashiach” in the Torah literally means “the anointed one,” and refers to the ancient practice of anointing kings with oil when they took the throne. The word does not mean “saviour.” The notion of an innocent, divine or… Read More ›

Muhammad owned slaves

Muhammad owned slaves (though he freed them all before he died). Be careful what you disapprove of. The Bible, the Qur’an, Aristotle, Buddhist scriptures, St Augustine, Montesquieu, Kant, Locke and so on all condoned slavery in one form or another. … Read More ›

The Golden Rule

The most familiar form of the golden rule is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Many people think that Jesus was the first to propound this ethical principle, but in fact it was given a… Read More ›

The daughter of Pharaoh

Photo credit:   Stephanie Thornton’s Daughter of the Gods Probably not many of us knew that rabbis such as Rashi presents Hagar, the wife of Patriarch Abraham as: Bath Par’o hayetah בַּת פַּרְעֹה הָיְתָה, or she was the daughter of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. She was an… Read More ›