This is the last part of the 3 part series by Angela Dekort about why she converted to Judaism. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 as well.
• The righteous of all nations will have a share in the world of eternal bliss. (Tosefta Sanhedrin, XIII:2) • If a pagan prays and evokes G-d’s name, Amen must be said (Jerusalem, Berachot 8). • Antonius once asked Rabbi Judah the prince, “Will I have a share in the world to come?” To which [Read More]
For many Christians, it is difficult to understand how it is possible someone to read the bible and not see several clear biblical passages that point to Jesus. On the flip side, from the Jewish perspective, when one reads the bible it is impossible to see Jesus in the text.
“How do we know that G-d hears our prayers and forgives us on Yom Kippur, especially since we no longer have the Holy Temple and the sacrificial system for atonement?”
I read an article by a professor in Israel who suggests that the revelation at Mt Sinai was actually a drug-induced hallucination. I thought it was a ridiculous proposition, but it did get me thinking. How do we know that it was indeed G-d who spoke to Moses and not some mind-altering mushroom?
My kids keep asking me theological questions I can’t answer. Yesterday my five year old insisted he wanted to know “What does G-d look like?” I had no idea what to say….
We are reading about the new movie “The Passion” from Mel Gibson ad nauseum. The movie raises problems for us because Jews are portrayed as the villains in this emotion-charged drama about the last hours of Jesus, passion for G-d
Over the past ten years, our community’s focus on continuity has led to a growing interest in Jewish spirituality. This has not been limited to a desire for more intensity and passion in synagogue services, but a quest for the transcendent in all areas of life. Could there be more to giving and community involvement than the emergence of our “inner mentsch”?