Salvation and the Jews
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(06-09-2013, 12:09 AM)Ursus Wrote:
(06-08-2013, 10:15 PM)DoktorDespot Wrote: [

Given the state of the Jewish religion today, who will be counted as the "Jews" for this purpose? Even the Jews cannot agree among themselves on who exactly is a Jew. Traditionally, one was considered a Jew if their mother was a Jew and they were circumcised. Today though, there are many who identify as Jews (including many of the friends I had in high school) who call themselves Jewish but were actually born to Jewish fathers and nominally Christian Mothers. What of the difference in Jewish denominations ranging from the liberal reform Jews to the Ultra-Orthodox ones?

Now obviously God would know exactly who is really a "Jew" I suppose but it is an interesting question nonetheless.

Exactly. I don't know a single ultra one. Not a single person. I've known plenty of the other forms but in the end they just don't practice. They'll identify and defend their heritage but I doubt any of them pays their fees to a synagogue.

I have known a few Modern Orthodox Jews who were very traditional  - they always kept kosher, said their prayers every day and always wore a kippah, honored the Sabbath etc. Good guys, and pretty humble - they cared very much about keeping the commandments and doing the right thing. On the other hand, I have known many more of the secular sort of Jew who can hardly be bothered to even pay lip service to their religion. I remember in high school (the school I went had a large number of Jews, many of whom I was friends with,) they would all eagerly miss school for the Jewish High Holy Days, but they admitted to me they did nothing to observe them.
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Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 04-21-2013, 08:56 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by jim111 - 04-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by James02 - 04-21-2013, 10:29 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Scriptorium - 04-22-2013, 01:38 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Tim - 04-22-2013, 08:46 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by TS Aquinas - 04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 04-25-2013, 11:17 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by TS Aquinas - 04-26-2013, 04:20 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 04-26-2013, 08:21 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Scriptorium - 04-26-2013, 08:43 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 04-26-2013, 09:51 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by TS Aquinas - 04-26-2013, 12:05 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by James02 - 05-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by SouthpawLink - 05-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Doce Me - 05-06-2013, 01:12 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by JayneK - 05-06-2013, 07:54 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Ursus - 05-06-2013, 11:56 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Old Salt - 05-06-2013, 12:23 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Tim - 05-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by JayneK - 05-07-2013, 08:38 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by SCG - 05-07-2013, 09:59 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by SCG - 05-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Tim - 05-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 06-06-2013, 03:46 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by DoktorDespot - 06-08-2013, 10:15 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Philosoraptor - 06-08-2013, 10:18 PM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by Ursus - 06-09-2013, 12:09 AM
Re: Salvation and the Jews - by DoktorDespot - 06-09-2013, 12:15 AM



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