Rabbi David Wolpe on Similarities Between Islam and Judaism | Conversations with Tyler

Rabbi David Wolpe on Similarities Between Islam and Judaism | Conversations with Tyler


COWEN: Speaking of Islam, what is it that’s
especially beautiful in Islam? WOLPE: Well, first of all, I think that in
a lot of ways, Islam shares more with Judaism than Christianity does.
[applause] WOLPE: First of all, it’s a religion of
the transcendence of God. It’s a religion of law and commentary. And I have a theory
for why that is, and Christianity isn’t; why Judaism and Islam are, if you want to
hear the theory. COWEN: Sure. Let’s hear the theory.
WOLPE: OK. Here’s my theory. My theory is that it’s because Christianity grew up in
the Roman Empire, so the laws were taken care of. But Moses and Muhammad had to create a
people in the desert. So you needed civil law as well as criminal law.
And the other thing I think that is beautiful about Islam, although today in some ways very
scary about Islam, is the enormous power that it has for large populations, who one day
know very little about it and yet the next day feel tremendous devotion to it, something
that can — some belief system that can do that — that’s worth paying attention
to on its own terms, not just from the outside.

34 thoughts on “Rabbi David Wolpe on Similarities Between Islam and Judaism | Conversations with Tyler

  1. Prophet Mohammad?? BIBLE, Adnan Rashid vs Christian & Kemet (at Speakers Corner, London)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r31oYIn1SgE

    A Prophecy About Arabia
    Isaiah 21 verse 13-16
    Isaiah 42 verse 4
    Deuteronomy 18 verse 18

  2. There were fully functioning societies with norms and laws prior to moses and mohammad. So I dont see why they HAD to create laws. It is my understanding that Christian's of old used to uphold many of the biblical laws, such as the prohibition of usury, and that they somehow let all those go with the passage of time.

  3. If you compare the long history of Judaism under Christian Europe and the Arab Muslim empires, the Jews seemed to better off under the Islamic caliphates is especially the last one the Ottoman empire from around 1450 till the end of the first world war . After 1918 the Islamic empire had to become ended because they were allied with the losers of word war 1, Germany and Austria-Hungary .

  4. yeah , but you did not read the full transcript . the Rabbi beleives that Palestine should be annexed and more settlers placed there . He also thinks that few Palestinians who are left would become happier as a part of Isreal . I guess he wants the land and not the people . He wants a Red Indian solution to the problem

  5. I respectfully disagree with the Rabbi. He is not being completely honest with the people. Islam and Judaism have the same God, are both monotheistic religions. Christianity however is not monotheistic and believes in a triune God, at best a minority of christians believe that Jesus is the son of God the Father. The problem with this is association of equal deity, partnering God with another. If you are married to the Father you cannot also be married to the son.

  6. well , in islam jesus is a prophet( the only man to never be tempted by satan the messiah , savior of humanity in the end of times ) , in judaism , he someone who is punished for eternety by a group of rabbies in boilling excrements for coming against the torah , check that out christians , know who loves jesus and who does not

  7. Actually… Abaraham had 2 sons… the first one Ismaeel and the second is Isaak

    From Ismaeel came the Arabs and from Isaak Jews..

    Just think about it for a moment

    Islam is true religion from God it is People who devidet

  8. That is beautiful about Islam
    Although today
    In some ways
    Very scary about Islam
    Is
    The enormous power that it has
    For large populations
    Who one day know very little about it
    And yet the next day
    Feel tremendous devotion to it

    Some belief system that can do that is
    You know
    that’s worth paying attention to
    on its own terms
    Not just from the outside

  9. How can jews God be the same as islam god, when original language was hebrew then allah forgot that language and only spoke arabic? And only listen to arabic prayer facing the mecca?

  10. When Moses received the 10 commandments there where ten of thousands of Hebrews witnessing it.

    Mohamed has NOT A SINGLE WITNESS supposely receiving the Quran. Muslims are at a loss! NO EVIDENCE AT ALL!

  11. ISLAM AND JUDISM ALMOST SAME LAWS SAME RELIGION VERY CLOSE TO EACH OTHER, BOTH RELIGIONS BELIVE ON ONE MIGHTY LORD HE WHO CREATED MANKIND EARTH UNIVERSE AND HEAVENS,
    CHRISTIAN HAVE DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE TRINITY, GOD HAVE FAMILY LIKE THEY BELIVE JESUS MOTHER IS GOD MOTHER AND JESUS DIED FOR FOR ALL BRUTAL CRIMINALS ETC, CHRISTIANY HAVE NO LAWS AS LIKE IN ISLAM AND JUDISM, .
    IF WE STUDY NEW BOOK JESUS NEVER SAID ANY WHERE I BRING NEW RELIGIONS CHRISTIANY AND YOU SHELL NOT OBEY MOSES LAWS, WE CAN SEE CHEPTERS IN NEW BOOK LIKE GOSPAL OF PAUL METHEW PETER THOMAS MARK LUKE JOHN ETC BUT WHERE IS GOSPAL OF JESUS?????
    PAUL HE CREATED CHRISTIANY AND PAUL WAS NOT ASSISTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST,
    THOSE WHO HAVE SENSE THEY KNOW WHY QURAN CAME AFTER BIBLE, THERE ARE 72 DIFFERENT BIBLES ON EARTH TODAY,
    JESUS OR MOSES NEVER USED WORD BIBLE AND GOD, GOD IS NOT CORRECT NAME OF OUR CREATER,
    WHAT WE BELIVE AND DOING ON EARTH SOON WE SHELL PAY HUGE PRICE, THIS LIFE IS NOT FOR DRINKING DANCING EATING WORKING AND SLEEPING, THERE IS A REASON BEHIND LIFE,

  12. "Islam shares more with judaism than christianity does"
    In your face, you stupid american evangelicals with your so-called "judeo-christian values"
    Leave the jews alone with your wicked missionaries, Jews don't want your idolatry
    Similarities between judaism and islam:
    http://www.judaism-islam.com/similarities-between-judaism-and-islam/

  13. the powerful undercurrent of phallic worship infused into orthodox Judaism by the Kabbalah, includes the practice of sex magic. the sex magic is an offshoot of the secret doctrine in Judaism. it is a common doctrine found in secret societies, that the mystic can find redemption through an ''heroic'' willingness to do evil. the secret rabbinic doctrine is that evil can be redeemed by embracing it; there is spiritual good in doing evil. that explains why Jesus said to the Jews: ''ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.'' John 8:44. as is the case with the clerics of phallic religions, there is rampant pederasty among Jewish clerics.

  14. Prophet Mohammed (S) Debate with Jews

    Then, the Prophet (S) turned towards the Jews and said: “Oh Jews! Have you come to me so that I would accept your claim without any proofs?”

    The Jews replied: ‘No.’

    The Prophet (S) said: “Then what is the reason behind your claim that Prophet Uzair [Ezra] (S) is the son of God?”

    The Jews replied: ‘We say this because Uzair [Ezra] (as) vivified Torah for Jews [Bani Israel, the nation of Prophet Musa (as)] after its destruction and he was able to do this because he was the son of God.’

    The Prophet (S) replied: “Now tell me why you consider Ezra [Prophet Uzair (as)] as the son of God, why not Moses (as) [Prophet Musa (as)] who brought Torah for Jews [Bani Israel] and displayed many miracles, which you are aware of. And if the only reason for you to consider Uzair (as) as the son of God is his miracles of vivifying Torah then Musa (as) is more worthy of being called the son of God. And if this minor miracle [vivifying of Torah] can make Uzair (as) the son of God, then the one who possesses much greater miracles should have a higher status than prophethood because if by being a son you mean that man and woman copulate and give birth to a son, then you are infidels because you have compared God to His creatures and attributed to Him the characteristics of a haadith2 (that which comes into existence) and you do believe that what is haadith is a creature and a creature needs a Creator for its creation.”

    The Jews said: ‘Yes, we do not think of Uzair (as) as the son of God in this meaning because that would mean infidelity, just like you mentioned. But we call him the son of God to show respect towards him in the same way as some of our scholars call a person ‘my son’ to respect him and appreciate his high status and that person is not related to the scholar by blood because quite often, a stranger who does not have any blood relationship is also called a son. Similarly, when God did what He did to Uzair (as), He made Uzair (as) His son for his respect and not by birth.’

    The Prophet (S) said: “What you just said goes against you because if Uzair (as) is the son of God because of this reason then Musa (as) deserves a greater status near God. Undoubtedly, God humiliates those who deny Him instead of accepting Him and returns their argument over them. What you just said about Uzair (as) being the son of God goes against you because just now, you said that a high-ranking person can call a stranger with whom he has no blood relationship his son and it is clear that he did not give birth to this person. So, you may also have seen people with high status calling a stranger their brother, or leader, or father, or master and all of these phrases are said out of respect and honour.

    So, the more respect a person has for another, he may call him with a higher title of praise and respect. Now that this is proven and clear to you, it will be alright for you to call Musa (as) the brother of God, or His leader or father or master because it is proven that Musa (as) has a greater status than Uzair (as). So, if God made Uzair (as) His son out of honour, then Musa (as) who possesses a higher status should be given a higher position, like His leader or uncle or lord. So will it be correct in your opinion if Musa (as) is called as the brother of God or His leader or uncle or boss or master?”

    Upon hearing this question from Prophet Muhammad (S), all the Jewish scholars were baffled and worried and said: ‘Oh Muhammad, give us time to think over what you said.’

    The Prophet (S) replied: “Yes, do think it over but think with an unbiased heart. May Allah show you the right path.”

    For debates of Prophet Muhammad (S) with scholars and representatives of five different religions click below

    https://www.al-islam.org/divine-wisdom-prophet-muhammad/chapter-1-debates-prophet-muhammad-s-scholars-and-representatives

  15. it was been a 1 religion to believe in one God. which Both Jews and Muslims believe we can add to them true Teaching of Jesus and the old testament. you can find in it clearly Jesus saying that the God is one and unique and you whould worship him only.

    but the sad story that a heretic with the name of PAUL came to the christian said to them hey throw that old testament don't follow it and believe in what i say because i saw a dream lol so christians started believing in some Greek Mythologie that there's more than 1 God and one of them came as a man and died . like what the hell is this. funny thing it's similar to Zeus story in video game how he had a son with a human lol. Paul played with christian like a ball

  16. To find the culprits of terrorism in Islam, just search on YouTube with keywords "Hillary Clinton Al-Qaeda" and "John Mccain ISIS"

  17. Dont get all excited he said his own theory “my theory” not accurate sorry don’t mean to rain on your parade btw the Quran is missing all the detail stories that is in the Torah so this guy is just an anti christ

  18. He knows the truth that Islam is the true and complete religion, unlike Christians the jews didn't corrupt their book too much so they're very informed but it's jealousy, that's keeping him from becoming a Muslim.

    God said in the Quran:

    [Quran 3:19] Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them – out of jealous animosity between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah, then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account.

    [Quran 2:47] O Children of Israel, remember My favor that I have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the worlds.

    [Quran 2:211 ] Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We have given them. And whoever exchanges the favor of Allah [for disbelief] after it has come to him – then indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.

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