Orac, when reading about Judaism: Keep in mind that Jesus was not a Christian; he was a Jew who sought to reform Judaism and help make it more inclusive of the Gentile world.

The Apostle Paul, a Jew, carried out the first mission to the Gentiles. Read the Book of Acts--not a long read. Then read his letters. Start with Romans.
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