| Christian and I want to Practice the Jewish Traditions?

Christian and I want to Practice the Jewish Traditions?

grneyes1701 asked:

I am a Christian, and I have always been so interested in the Jewish faith and Culture. I belive in the NT and OT 100%. However I would like to study the Jewish Holidays, and put them to practice. I am even Trying to learn Hebrew. My Questions is this: What is this Mix called? A christian Practising the Jewish Belifs? If you have and Websites, to futher this Holy Spirit filled Journey, Please give them to me! Thank you and God Bless!
So Sorry, My Question my be confusing. I am not wanting to become a Jew, even though all saved people are in a way, by the Blood of Jesus. I am a Christian, just wanting to Practice the Holidays that the Jews Celebrate. and Trying to find the name for that, so I can study More!

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10 Responses to “Christian and I want to Practice the Jewish Traditions?”

  1. Earl D on June 23rd, 2009 11:25 am

    I’d call it following the example of Jesus.

    The only specific belief he embraced that I know of is Passover or Pesach and I, too, am interested in that, but I want to incorporate him and his wishes into it.

  2. Abelard on June 25th, 2009 1:27 am

    I do not see how it is possible to be a Jew and a Christian at the same time if you are Catholic.
    Jews are very nice people. Is that the reason why you want to become a Jew?

  3. whynotaskdon on June 25th, 2009 1:21 pm

    Messianic Judaism should give you much on GOOGLE.

    I would strongly suggest you look at the 613 Levitical Laws to see if you would even attempt to keep them ALL.

    Remember it is ALL or NOTHING!

    Can’t even tear toilet paper or flush on the SHABBOT.
    Can’t flick a light switch.
    Can’t go anywhere by car.
    No radio, or TV!
    Etc. Etc. ETC…………………………………………………..

  4. kyubikitsune888 on June 25th, 2009 9:44 pm

    Jew for Jesus or messianic Jew, but, Jews dont recognize them, and I wouldnt blame them, because Messianic Jews or christian Jews are an insult to the jewish culture. Im an ex J for J, and i realize that J for Js or Messianics make real Jews angry, youre either a Jew or youre a christian, NO in between!
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  5. Sirius on June 26th, 2009 4:53 am

    Many wonderful things are taught in many of the Hebrew holidays, like Pesach and the lamb without a bone broken, the Afikoman which is broken and wrapped, then hidden and brought back again.

    Only make sure that your motive isn’t to be justified through God by following these holidays.

    Your righteousness and justification should only be because of the righteousness of the Messiah Yeshuah.

    Be not entangled again in the works of the Law as I have seen quite a few have.

    I have always seen them pick and choose which commandments that they want to keep and none of them keep the Law.

    I am Messianic and Israeli as well and have seen enough to know what I am speaking of.

    Peace be within thee.

  6. estherlkimmelman on June 28th, 2009 7:18 am

    you could try googling ”Hebrew Websites” and you will, positively, get amazing results!

  7. bukrah on June 28th, 2009 7:30 pm

    Your question is very interesting. You are certainly not alone in your quest. About 1% of the Jewish community in America can be considered Christians who are active in the Jewish community. My wife is Catholic and we both participate fully in our reform Temple life. I have asked if this sometimes makes her uncomfortable and she replies that there is nothing in our practice that conflicts with her beliefs.
    On a different note you could visit nearby reform synagogues and check out your comfort level with that particular congregation.
    As far as resources I would suggest that you might find
    like-minded communities by researching Bnai Noah (also Bnai Noach) at yahoo or google.
    There is a Noahide moderated group at Yahoo groups
    other interesting resources that might interest you include:
    Have fun and enjoy the journey!

  8. LadySuri on July 1st, 2009 12:21 pm

    You would be a “Hebrew Xtian,” and that (as well as Messianic “Judaism”) is an insult to the traditions you have such respect for. They are for Jews for a reason, there is a significance in them that doesn’t flow with Xtians for specific reasons. Take Pesach (Passover). To a Xtian, the matzah would signify when J*sus “broke the bread” while to a Jew this symbolizes freedom from slavery. Another festival. Sukkot, to a Xtian would symbolize when J*sus was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights–while to a Jew it symbolizes how our ancestors had to live in temporary dwellings while we were in exile.

    It is insulting to think that people can pick and choose elements of our religion to observe as they please: it’s a package deal, you either buy the whole thing or none of it at all. We’re not selling off bits of it and it’s demeaning to us as people, our ancestors, and our traditions as they exist today.

    I don’t mean this to offend but I beg you, out of respect, this is not the right thing to do.

  9. harassanoy on July 3rd, 2009 10:24 pm

    I agree with the poster above me. It is incredibly insulting to pick and choose as if holidays were at Hometown Buffet…

    You cannot practice the “Jewish Beliefs” and be Christian. Period. End of story. Pick one and be done with it.

  10. MaryBridget G on July 6th, 2009 9:29 pm

    First of all, no one but a Jew need observe Jewish holidays. Non-Jews are not subject to the convenant that binds Jews to the practices.

    I agree with the two posters before me. The two religions are not compatible for being practiced at the same time. “Celebrating” Jewish holidays with the “Christian” interpretations would be disrespectful to the practices you think you are trying to honor. For example, using Passover to commemorate the “sacrifice” of Jesus is a repugnant idea to a Jew. In our religion, G-d would never expect or accept the sacrifice of a human being for any reason, as the Akidah (the story of the binding of Itzhak) shows. Such an interpretation, the Christian beleif that Jesus died for the sins of humanity, is also in opposition to Jewish law because the Lord said that one person cannot be held accounable for the sin of another. Please don’t call anything you’re doing in the name of Jesus Jewish. It’s just insulting.

    This “mix” is called Christianity. There is no such thing as a Messianic form of Judaism. If you believe in Jesus, you are a Christian and not a Jew.