Who are the true Jews and how they differ from the others

Who are the true Jews and how they differ from the others? Who should be judged as the true Jew? The answer is in the Torah.

The great majority of the Jewish people agree that the Torah defines the true Jews through their relationships with God, and the God-Jews relationships are defined in the Torah by the two well-known individuals – Abraham and Moses.

The people who reject the concept of God believe that the Jews themselves invented One God. However, if even it is so, it does not change anything because we live by all consequences of this “invention.”  

In the Torah, God established special relations with the Abraham’s tribe, where the entire Jewish nation was born, as the Chosen – as the Chosen to begin transformation, first of his own tribe and then of other tribes, from the pagan morality to the One-God morality. The One-God morality had begun with one fundamental feature – I the God does not need your human sacrifices, I the God created the humans to be principally different from the animals, stop the human sacrifices.

And this was the first step in the transformation that is going on since then and now.

In the next fundamental step described in the Torah, God provided the humans through Moses on the Mount Sinai with more fundamental morality guidance – that was the Ten Commandments. And the Torah provided numerous fundamental examples on how to tailor the Ten Commandments to various life situations of the times.

The crucial thing in the stories with Abraham and Moses was that they did not imply that God appointed them to impose on the people the “right morality” to live by. Abraham and Moses delivered just the God’s guidance to everybody to let the people themselves to tailor the guidance to unique individual life circumstances.      

And that was how the true Jews were defined at the times of Abraham and Moses and during about a next millennium after them.

The Exile in the Jewish history changed everything.

The Kings, Tsars and Sultans in the Exile imposed on the Jews their dictatorial god-like orders, and the Rabbis became the authority in deciding how to modify the true God’s guidance to please the human gods’ orders to stay alive. The Rabbis had done it by creating the Torah-rooted dogmas (the Talmud and much more) that for the next two millenniums were substituting the Ten Commandments and its derivatives.   

About two centuries ago the rule of Kings, Tsars and Sultans began unraveling and the God-guided Judeo-Christian morality returned to the people of the Western civilization, the USA and then to Israel. However, the Rabbis’ man-god rule that was established for the last two millenniums was not abolished or modified to return to the true God-man relationships. That is why many are leaving their synagogues/rabbis to become the true Jews – the Jews guided directly by God, most probably through the genetics and the still mysterious High-Spirit power, with or without consulting the Rabbis. Of course, many Jews who still believe they are more secure under the Big government-god need the synagogues/rabbis, and there is nothing wrong with it. However, the trend is obvious – the Rabbis should change to preserve the spiritual relations with the true Jews.

I think there are the true Christians in the Christianity as well but that is not for me to judge.

More on that at the links of this Blog:






God to Abraham: I do not need human sacrifices
God to Moses: Deliver these Commandments to your people

Published by Vladimir Minkov

Vladimir Minkov Ph.D. is a nuclear scientist, published author and writer. He is the co-author of "Nuclear Shadow Boxing", a scientific history of the nuclear confrontation between the Soviet Union and USA during the cold war and is the author of many books on the Jewish identity in the Judeo-Christian civilization. Having lost much of his family in the Holocaust and finding his search for spiritual development stifled in the Soviet Union, Vladimir migrated to the United States in the late 1970s. Here in the USA Vladimir work as a scientist on various peaceful applications of nuclear energy together with American and Soviet/Russian scientist. After his retirement, he concentrated his efforts on the study of the morality of the Judeo-Christian Western Civilization connecting the morality of public life with the morality of religious life with the emphasis on the USA and the State of Israel.

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