Rabbi vs Catholic – Must we avoid physical pleasure to be spiritual? | J-TV

Rabbi Joseph Dweck (Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi community) debates Catholic academic Prof. Peter Tyler (St Mary’s University) on the question of whether we need to abstain from the physical pleasures of this world in order to access spirituality in this world. The debate is moderated by J-TV’s Ollie Anisfeld.


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  1. Given that christianity follows Jesus, a celibate and his teaching on celibecy it understandable how the catholic docturine evolved. What i find more intresting in discussing plessure is the idea of freedom(from the world) through obedience.

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