Please check your entries and try again. Frequently Asked Questions What is religious coercion? Although not all coercion is deceptive, when you are challenged by someone, it is important to delve deeper, ask questions and make an informed decision. Will my college student age child be approached by a missionary? Why can"t Jesus be the Messiah? There are several reasons why Judaism rejects the notion that Jesus was the messiah. Additionally, a radical transformation in the human condition must take place for that time to be deemed auspicious for advent of the messiah. What do I say to my sister who is dating a non-Jew? As with all family members these situations should be handled respectfully and delicately. Start by encouraging your relative to be open minded to exploring more about Judaism.
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I created an online dating profile on eHarmony, hoping that its mystical personality matching system would somehow do the job that I had proven unable to accomplish on my own.
Friends and family recited the seven blessings. We drank the wine. The rabbi pronounced us married. I stomped on the glass with great vigor. The intense pressure I felt to date and marry within the tribe damaged my perception of Jewish women and my ability to be myself around them. But as I fell in love with her, she fell in love with me—and with my Judaism as well.
This information was pounded in from all directions, from rabbis, from my parents, my grandparents, Hebrew High School, Camp Ramah. I felt the pressure: The future of my people was at stake! I resolved that I would only go out with Jewish girls. In high school, this decision proved to be mostly moot. I had difficulty finding dates, period. Pretty much everyone I asked out rejected me.
My Jewish Dating Problem
Insights into the Hebrew Language: Israel, Jacob, Ephraim, to name a few. Why does it seem that the name"Jew" sticks the most? What does the name mean? Yehuda was one the 12 tribes that descended from our forefather Yaakov. Understanding who Yehuda was and what he represented provides us with the key to comprehending the name Jew and understanding who we really are.
Tamar soon found herself widowed again with Onan"s untimely death, but remained determined to cling to the family of Yehuda.
You don"t have to be Jewish to find favor in G-d"s eyes G-d gave only seven basic commandments to gentiles Yiddish words for gentiles are goy, shiksa and shkutz Judaism does not approve of interfaith marriage, but it is very common Jews do not proselytize, but it is possible to convert to Judaism Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come. This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud.
Judaism generally recognizes that Christians and Moslems worship the same G-d that we do and those who follow the tenets of their religions can be considered righteous in the eyes of G-d. Contrary to popular belief, Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people. Although we refer to ourselves as G-d"s chosen people, we do not believe that G-d chose the Jews because of any inherent superiority.
According to the Talmud Avodah Zarah 2b , G-d offered the Torah to all the nations of the earth, and the Jews were the only ones who accepted it. The story goes on to say that the Jews were offered the Torah last, and accepted it only because G-d held a mountain over their heads! Another traditional story suggests that G-d chose the Jewish nation because they were the lowliest of nations, and their success would be attributed to G-d"s might rather than their own ability.
Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations. Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah. Furthermore, the blessings that we received from G-d by accepting the Torah come with a high price: Jews have a greater responsibility than non-Jews.
While non-Jews are only obligated to obey the seven commandments given to Noah, Jews are responsible for fulfilling the mitzvot in the Torah, thus G-d will punish Jews for doing things that would not be a sin for non-Jews. The Seven Laws of Noah According to traditional Judaism, G-d gave Noah and his family seven commandments to observe when he saved them from the flood.
My Jewish Dating Problem
Is Russia on the edge of economic collapse? If you recall during the Reagan s, there was a huge artificial drop in oil prices in an effort to collapse the far more fragile Soviet economy, which was even then exporting energy resources, and was ONLY one of the MANY factors that set into motion the eventual collapse of the USSR. So, the same tactic of a sudden drop of oil prices is tried again to collapse the RF economy, and the Russians mostly yawn this time around.
The figures Putin cites in his press conference evinces that Russia is in pretty good shape with trillions of rubles in various reserves, enormous gold reserves of which some 55 tons pretty sure of that figure were bought or accumulated just in the third quarter. Unemployment is way down, and all of the social welfare obligations are being met. Putin is comparing the current economic situation to , and that some of the same measures will be taken as were taken then.
The prophecies in the Hebrew Scriptures assure us that Yeshua is the Messiah.
What Is Messianic Judaism? Questions and Answers, a booklet written by Rabbi David Chernoff. Yeshua is the most Jewish of Jews. Yeshua was a descendant of both Abraham and King David, was raised in a Jewish home and went to synagogue. He perfectly kept the entire Torah see Galatians 4: He taught that He came to fulfill, not set aside, the Torah see Matthew 5: He was a rabbi who performed unparalleled miracles, bringing great blessing to the nation of Israel.
All His early disciples also lived very Jewish lives. Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish. On the contrary, we remain strongly Jewish in our identity and lifestyle! In fact, the Hebrew Scriptures themselves affirm that they are not complete, but that God was going to make a New Covenant with the Jewish people Jeremiah
What is the Meaning of the Name"Jew"?
As soon as they got settled, they would work together as a single unit, like ants, to buy up an entire industry, be it clothing, metals, manufacturing, whatever.
What is Messianic Judaism?
Contrary to certain claims, the Jewish identity of many Messianic Jews has been strengthened by their faith in the King of the Jews.