Christian dating a jewish man

06 Feb

Many Jews, however, feel a strong connection to Israel and/or to the Jewish people, but do not attend synagogue or practice Jewish rituals.

Those who are not Jewish often mistakenly assume that because a Jew does not practice the Jewish religion, they do not have strong feelings about the Jewish people or Israel.

For Christians, Jesus is the Son of God who represents all truth about God.

Jews do not believe that Jesus was the Messiah spoken about in the Hebrew scriptures because he did not free the first century Jews from Roman oppression, nor did he bring about a world of peace and justice envisioned by the prophets.

The following observations can help begin the learning process.

Neither Judaism nor Christianity is a monolithic religion.

Jews celebrate Shabbat with home rituals including blessings for candle lighting, wine and eating challah, as well as attending synagogue.

Major Jewish holidays commemorate important historical events and agricultural observances, whereas major Christian holidays reflect important times in Jesus’ life.

Passover, celebrating the rebirth of spring, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt; Shavuot (Pentecost), the festival of first fruits, recalls receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai; Sukkot (Tabernacles), the fall harvest festival, is a reminder of wandering in the wilderness.

Christian Sabbath observance primarily consists of service attendance.

Christians observe Sunday as the Sabbath because that is the day Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead.