Question: Isn’t it true that humans are so innately sinful that they need an outside sinless agent to redeem them from sin? Answer: God says of sin, “you may rule over it” (Genesis 4:7). Yet, “there is no man that does not sin” (1 Kings 8:45). Indeed, “Who can say, ‘I have made my heart [Read More]
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From the teachings of Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter [Rabbi Akiva] used to say: Beloved is man, for he was created in [G‑d’s] image; it is indicative of greater love that it was made known to him that he was created in [G‑d’s] image…(Avot 3:14) The verse cited by our Mishna demonstrates that man was [Read More]
Question: Do Jews believe in the doctrine of original sin?
What are the implications of the Christian doctrine of original sin?