Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Goy: A Correct Definition

There seems to be much confusion, heart-ache and unavoidable hatred about the Hebrew word: goy. It isn't hard to find Jewish law: halachah, concerning the goy as many seem him today, as the non-Jew or gentile, in a bad light. For instance a Jew is not allowed to save the life of a drowning goy. A Jew is allowed to steal from a goy, hit a goy, and the list goes on.

For the past few hundred years, "Goy" has traditionally meant the "non-Jew" or "gentile", equating all non-Jews to goyim. After studying the Rambam's Mishneh Torah, I'm finding this grossly inaccurate and horrible. God willing, with a simple correction in understanding, we can curtail this hatred and start a huge push toward redemption and world peace where every soul can find their place in Torah.

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