If Jews had met Budhists

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

Great religious coincidence. Last week I wrote to a friend:
“But mainly the sense of Jewish superiority was in relation…to the idol worshipers. It would have been interesting if there were strong contact between Jews and Buddhists, but it didn’t happen. So there were not other high religions [in their world] to [give] respect [to], except in certain ways the mystery religions, but they were in a slightly different line of business.”
Today, a quote from the Talmud unlike any I’ve ever seen:
“Whoever repudiates idolatry is called a Jew.”
– Babylonian Talmud, Megillah 13a