Al-Liqa’ Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land
Dr. Geries S. Khoury participated in Kairos Palestine
A Conference on the Occasion of the Sixth Anniversary of Kairos Palestinian Document “A Moment of Truth”
Friday, 4 December 2015
At Dar An-Nadwa - Bethlehem
Dr. Geries S. Khoury participated in Kairos Palestine conference in the
occasion of its sixth year and he lectured at the conference focusing in the
process on “The Jewishness of the State: Its Meaning and Repercussions”. He
stressed the negative aspects of the “Jewishness of the State” from a religious
point of view. Dr. Khoury pointed out the bases of Hebrew law and problems one
finds in the Old Testament. And more problematic one finds in the Books of
Talmud and the Mishnah and their aggressive stand toward non-Jews
including negative teachings toward Christianity and the persons of Virgin Mary
and Jesus Christ.
Dr. Khoury, likewise, focused on the negative and dangerous of religious
teachings that are being put forth by Jewish Rabbis against Palestinian and
Arabs in general.
Dr. Khoury added that the gravity lies in those who will promulgate laws and who
will give the interpretations of the so many teachings and biblical verses. This
is because of the multi-religious and different groups among the Jewish
community who differs between themselves on many interpretations of religious
In conclusion, Dr. Khoury demanded that our schools and universities should
teach Jewish Talmud and Halakha so we can learn about these teachings and
confront such racist sources.
Dr. Khoury gave many examples in his power point presentation from the Talmud
and from the Torah.