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1.The Brahmam of Hindus and the formless God of the Jews are the same.
2.The idol worship of the Hindus is like that of the Jews praying to Angels!
3.This is the first time in the history of mankind that two religions enter into an agreement about the realities of their religion!
4.Hindus and Jews do not believe in Killing and conversion!
5.Two most persecuted religions in human history!
Inspite of contribution to the humanity more than any other cultures, underestimated, unrecognized and misunderstood and even demeaned!
The declaration was signed by the chief rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yona Metzger, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, convenor of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, at the end of the two-day Hindu-Jewish Leadership Summit here in New Delhi2007.
(This may look an old news! but its not! Centuries together these two religions and their importance has been undermined by the vested interests in some sections of the west and east as well! So this post is Undatable or dated for ever!)
The summit agreed to constitute a standing committee of Hindu-Jewish relations. The declaration primarily acknowledges the shared values of the two of the oldest living religious traditions in the world and condemns all forms of religious violence.
"Neither [Hindus nor Jews] seek to proselytize, nor undermine or replace in any way the religious identities of other faith communities. They expect other communities to respect their religious identities and commitments, and condemn all activities that go against the sanctity of this mutual respect."
Example for other religions
Speaking on the occasion, Swami Dayanand Saraswati said, "Hindu-Jewish dialogue will act as a benchmark for others to follow and emulate, resulting in a better environment for one and all. I have always believed in peaceful co-existence in a multi-religion environment. All religious traditions should respect common values and insist on compassion. Religious leaders have great responsibilities in leading people of their respective faiths to a peaceful path so that the planet is safe to live."
Rabbi Yona Metzger said though their religious dialogues have increased recently, the Hindu-Jewish declaration is a significant move.
"For thousands of years we have marched on parallel causes and now built bridges of cooperation between the two religions ," added Rabbi Yona Metzger.
(Alon Goshen Gottstein is the Founder and Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute. Acknowledged as one of the world’s leading figures in interreligious dialogue.http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/swami-dayananda-a-jewish-_b_8194504)
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