Matthew, Chapter 5b-6, The Sermon of the Mount in Light of Torah, Part 2
So much of Yeshu's original teachings can easily be found in the traditional Rabbinic literature of the time.
So much that Christianity holds dear is actually traditional Torah teachings known and embraced by Torah faithful Jews to this day.
Topics covered include: the danger of taking vows, and the common Torah observance of reciting “bli neder” (without a vow).
What it means, “an eye for an eye,” and what it means to “turn the other cheek,” how this is understood in light of the Roman oppression of the day.
Forgiving enemies, readings from the Bedtime Shema prayers.
Yeshu's derogatory references to Gentiles.
Condemnation of religious hypocrisy, not unique to Yeshu, readings from the Talmud (Sotah) about the types of hypocritical Pharisees.
Prayer closets and the silent Amidah.
“The Lord's Prayer” and similar Talmudic versions of short prayers.
References to the Ba'al Shem Tov on how we are judged in accordance to how we judge others.
Value of Talmud Torah as opposed to working overtime just for financial gain.
The Kingdom of God, as a political entity on Earth, and not some nebulous reward in the afterlife.
All topics are covered with the hope and intent to build bridges and to solicit respect for the teachings of Torah.