Religion: Jewish Proselytizers?

Missionary zeal once beat strong in Judaism; the Pharisees, said Jesus, would "compass sea and land to make one proselyte" (Matthew 23:15). This proselytizing urge vanished in the Diaspora, but the time may have come to compass land and sea again. So thinks Robert Gordis, professor of Bible at Manhattan's Jewish Theological Seminary and of religion at Columbia University.

Judaism has much to offer the Gentiles of today, says Dr. Gordis, member of a Conservative congregation, in the current National Jewish Monthly. Jewish emphasis on family life would be a firm foundation in "the contemporary quagmire of sex and family relations."...

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