What Makes Judaism True?
Rabbi Moshe Ben-Chaim
Reader: The Kuzari writes that a multitude witnessed the Sinai revelation: masses could not be wrong. Judaism, therefore, is a historically-proven religion. However, Christianity also claims mass witnesses of Jesus performing miracles. Constantine and his army saw a cross with the words, "Conquer by this sign!" The Aztecs saw a white eagle land on a cactus eating a snake at Tenochtitlan, and many Native American tribes, ancient Greeks, and African peoples have their legends. One billion Hindus saw their gods drinking milk...far more numbers than 600 thousand. Shouldn’t you be a Hindu? Or how about being a Christian, since Jesus fed 500 people with a few loaves of bread? How do you reconcile this and address the Torah’s unique claim to Sinai Revelation?
Rabbi: Claims of mass witnesses found in a book is not Judaism’s proof. It is circular to prove the book from the book, but it's what all other religions do to promote their fabrications. Judaism’s proof is the nations’ unanimous verbal transmission tracing back to Sinai’s mass witnesses. There is no alternative Jewish history, as we find with the conflicting Gospels. Revelation equates to the account of masses who witnessed Caesar and Alexander, which too trace back to real events. All history is validated when the event was easily grasped, and when it contains masses. But in all other religions there is no transmission back to events, but to written fabrications which claim witnesses. Writing a lie cannot create the event! But tell a lie enough, and it becomes fact. The religions’ fabricated stories—not events—are their origins. If you research any other religion, you will trace back to a date when their story originated, before which, those recorded people never existed, or are not named. You will find fallacy in their stories. But Torah contains great detail of people’s names, their tribal names, their offspring, their numbers, their journeys and dates.