sin

  • Does Judaism Believe in Original Sin?

    Question: Dear Rabbi Singer, Does the Jewish faith have a teaching comparable to that of “original sin” in the Christian tradition? By this I mean the teaching that all human beings are born with an innate tendency to disobey God. In my particular Christian tradition, water baptism is required for the removal of this sin. […]

  • Sin and Atonement

    Question: Not being a Jew or a “Jew for Jesus,” I am confused by this “blood sacrifice” argument between the two groups. I am trying to understand. I believe in Christ and am a Christian. I agree with your assessment that the offering the Lord truly wants is a broken heart and contrite spirit full […]

  • Sin and Atonement : Who Needs the Blood?

    There is no article of faith that is more central to the Church than the belief in the atoning value of Jesus’ sacrificial death at Calvary.Missionaries never miss an opportunity to point out the inability to expiate sin “without the shedding of blood.” Is this claim really true?In this crucial lecture, Rabbi Singer compares the […]