Israel & Humanity – the Quest for Universal Torah, by R. Elijah Benamozegh
Lesson 7 – The Unity of Humanity & Human Dignity
Part 2, Chapter 1. The Biblical message of the common origins of all humanity indicates a unity of all peoples. A long discussion and condemnation of racism, in all its forms, including within Judaism itself.
All souls are one in Adam. All humanity has a common origin, and will together face a common future. Mashiah comes to rectify all, not just one religion over another.
The ills of the concept of national superiority, with the example of American abuse of the continental natives, the Cherokee/Israelite connection is mentioned.
Torah speaks in the language of man, therefore, one should not be surprised to discover Biblical stories found in other cultures, with the stories formatted to the norms of those cultures.
The necessary unity of body and soul, how physicality is an integral part of spirituality. The philosophical origins of the separation between the spiritual, and the physical, and how this aberration has continued to this day. This contradicts the very foundation of Judaism, and Kabbalah, which calls for the union of Heaven and Earth, of
Tiferet and Malkhut.