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Did the Buddha ever mention or encounter Jews?

Simple answer is to your Question is NO
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How different is "joy of ownership" in the Dīgha,jānu Sutta from clinging onto one's wealth?

How different is “joy of ownership” in the Dīgha,jānu Sutta from clinging onto one's wealth? Actually the answer's already provided in the sutta itself. If one clings to one's wealth, s/he won't be ...
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How different is "joy of ownership" in the Dīgha,jānu Sutta from clinging onto one's wealth?

The sutta you chose is quite specific: We are lay people enjoying sensuality; living crowded with spouses & children; using Kasi fabrics & sandalwood; wearing garlands, scents, & creams;...
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How different is "joy of ownership" in the Dīgha,jānu Sutta from clinging onto one's wealth?

Your basic premise is correct, that giving/receiving, achieving/earning/attaining and any joy that comes from these, are concepts based in duality. In Buddhism, these concepts belong to what's known ...
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What are the commonalities between Jewish and Buddhist thought?

My impression of Judaism & Jews is they are constantly reinventing themselves; to the point that it is difficult to specify what exactly is 'Jewish thought'. Whereas Buddhism has remained ...
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Did the Buddha ever mention or encounter Jews?

Its likely and its likely India was familiar with contemporary judaism due to Abraham's sons settling in the area and the later dispersion of the lost tribes, they had to go somewhere? Buddha was a ...
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Meditating and including buddhist philosophy in your life without abandoning previous religious beliefs?

Yes of course. HHDL regularly agrees that anyone can take up some Buddhist practices without becoming a Buddhist and also advises against changing ones tradition. Practice what is helpful. Abstain ...
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Meditating and including buddhist philosophy in your life without abandoning previous religious beliefs?

There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practice Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who live in ...
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