Interfaith Relations/Human Tolerance and Judaism Quotes

By: BJE Impact

“The love of God’s creatures must include all humankind, regardless of religion and race. The narrow mindedness that sees whatever is outside our people as impure and contaminated is one of those terrible blights that destroys any good building/structure.” Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook, Middot
“A man should always speak in a way that increases civility with one’s brothers, relatives, and with any person, including a non-Jew.” – Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 17a
“Furthermore, [the first person was created alone] for the sake of peace among men, so that no one could say to another, ‘My ancestor was greater than yours.’” – Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4:5
“You shall not oppress a stranger for you know the feelings of the stranger having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.” – Exodus 23:5
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Leviticus 19:18
“Our Rabbis taught, ‘Give sustenance to the poor of the non-Jews along with the poor of Israel. Visit the sick of the non-Jews along with the sick of Israel. Bury the dead of the non-Jews along with the dead of Israel – Because of the ways of peace.’” – Babylonian Talmud Gitten 61a