(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Torah Forum (c) Project Genesis

Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 23:06:32 -0500 (EST)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Sin in Judaism

QUESTION: What is the difference beween Judaism and Christianity?

I think a very major difference is that Judaism does NOT believe that man
MUST sin (in fact the Talmud relates 4 people who never sinned) While
Christianity believes that man must fail.

This was in fact vigorously discussed thru about 20 issues of Torah forum
(the thread was called Re: People who never sinned). The bottom line we
reached was that awareness of the law makes it possible to fulfill minimal
Biblical obligations in such areas as Talmud, Shabbath honoring ones
parents etc. (We also explained Ecc 7:20-21 as being a combined sentence a
la Rashi).

Russell Hendel; Phd ASA; Math Towson Univ;
Moderator Rashi Is Simple; http://www.shamash.org/rashi/