What’s the story

To understand people you must understand their story

In fact to understand yourself, you must understand your own story

For example, the conflict of religions, is the conflict of stories

Let’s start with religion

They are very easy stories to know, for they are repeated

As a Rabbi I am authorized to say the Jewish story (though obviously there are sub-stories but the universal Jewish story is) God made the world, at Mount Sinia, he obligated us to keep his 613 commandants, which the Rabbis clarify (through an oral tradition that also came from Mount Sinai) when we’re good, God blesses us – because we were bad, He sent us into exile – the messiah will redeem us and we will all live happily ever after (again there may be deeper dimensions but this is the universal story, for the past few thousand years.)

So for the Christian standpoint I…

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