Do Jews have a theory of what should happen to infidels?
#113037. Asked by author. (Feb 22 10 12:17 AM)
A brief "touch" on the subject:|
The Hebrew word Kofer is cognate to the Arabic kafir, but only designates apostates, i.e., those who rejected judaism. Non-jews are referred to as Goy.
Infidel (literally "one without faith") is an English word meaning "a person who does not believe in religion or who adheres to a religion other than one's own".
Apostasy (pronounced /əˈpɒstəsi/) is the formal religious disaffiliation or abandonment or renunciation of one's religion, especially if the motive is deemed unworthy.
Many religious groups and some states punish apostates. Apostates may be shunned by the members of their former religious group or worse. This may be the official policy of the religious group or may happen spontaneously. A church may in certain circumstances respond to apostasy by excommunicating the apostate, while some Abrahamic scriptures (Judaism: Deuteronomy 13:6-10) and Islam: al-Bukhari, Diyat, bab 6) demand the death penalty for apostates, although capital punishment for any offense is no longer permitted under Judaism.
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