Sunday, April 28, 2024

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Moses Mendelssohn, Urging ‘The Right to Be Different’)

“Let everyone be permitted to speak as he thinks, to invoke God after his own manner or that of his fathers, and to seek eternal salvation where he thinks he may find it, as long he does not disturb public felicity and acts honestly toward the civil laws, toward you and his fellow citizens. Let no one in your states be a searcher of hearts and a judge of thoughts.”— German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), “The Right to Be Different” (1783), in The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History, Second Edition, edited by Paul R. Mendes-Flohr and Jehuda Reinharz (1995)

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