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What is the Judaism beliefs concerning the good life?

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04/01/2009

Jewish people believe that they are only descended from one person and that life on earth is to be enjoyed now, not later in heaven. The Hebrew's see education and hard work as routes given by god to a better life. They also do not see the accumulation of wealth as a negative thing as long as the wealth is spent wisely and follows moral life and charity. It is also a belief that honest sex and marital life are gods blessings whereas adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality and abortion are evil. The pleasures in life such as dancing, drinking, sports and festivals are all deemed as good as long as they are not done in excess. Deuteronomy 28 shows that if you are faithful to god you will have everything good on earth, however if you're unfaithful to god you will have a very bad life on earth. However, all Jews including Moses are unable to keep all 613 commandments and are therefore guilty in the eyes of god so to make up for this they must repent and trust in god and that he will forgive them. Jewish people also believe that they're all of the same family as everyone comes from a singular pair. That is why the second commandment from the lord is to "love thy neighbour as you love yourself" as your neighbour is your brother. You must also love all people as they make your shoes, house, cars etc. EILISH IS WICKED!!