He's Jewish, I'm Christian: How we handle the holidays She and her Jewish fiance have found a way to make their relationship work. You have questions about how to make it work. most common questions that we hear from Jewish partners in interfaith relationships. Can interfaith marriage work? For example, one cannot simultaneously believe that Jesus Christ is the . I just wanted to make sure she isn't religious/practicing christian or that I work in the Jewish community and see numerous cases of a partner kids or any of the other fundimentals before persuing a serious relationship.
Some relationships are interfaith, but all relationships are inter-belief. What is that necessary and sufficient factor?
Christianity and Judaism
We have found that it is far more important to share the same values than the same religion. It is true that some values are associated more closely with certain religion affiliations. But values do not just take root inside a person as a result of their religion, of how they have chosen to describe or name or worship God.
We choose our values because of myriad factors: Our values shape us, as our journeys through life — and our journeys through faith — play out.
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In faith, as in love, we leap. We whisper holy words, words that hold power, maybe magic. We pilgrimage across whatever distances necessary. We experience the ineffable. We understand the unexplainable. We sense in an instant a familiarity, a knowing. Judaism and major sects of Christianity reject the view that God is entirely immanent although some[ who?
Both religions reject the view that God is entirely transcendentand thus separate from the world, as the pre-Christian Greek Unknown God.
Both religions reject atheism on one hand and polytheism on the other. Both religions agree that God shares both transcendent and immanent qualities. How these religions resolve this issue is where the religions differ. Christianity posits that God exists as a Trinity ; in this view God exists as three distinct persons who share a single divine essenceor substance.
In those three there is one, and in that one there are three; the one God is indivisible, while the three persons are distinct and unconfused, God the FatherGod the Sonand God the Holy Spirit.
It teaches that God became especially immanent in physical form through the Incarnation of God the Son who was born as Jesus of Nazarethwho is believed to be at once fully God and fully human.
There are denominations self-describing as Christian who question one or more of these doctrines, however, see Nontrinitarianism.Parents disapprove of their daughter's Jewish boyfriend - What Would You Do l WWYD
By contrast, Judaism sees God as a single entityand views trinitarianism as both incomprehensible and a violation of the Bible's teaching that God is one. It rejects the notion that Jesus or any other object or living being could be 'God', that God could have a literal 'son' in physical form or is divisible in any way, or that God could be made to be joined to the material world in such fashion.
Although Judaism provides Jews with a word to label God's transcendence Ein Sofwithout end and immanence Shekhinahin-dwellingthese are merely human words to describe two ways of experiencing God; God is one and indivisible. Shituf A minority Jewish view, which appears in some[ which? This theology is referred to in Hebrew as Shituf literally "partnership" or "association". Although worship of a trinity is considered to be not different from any other form of idolatry for Jews, it may be an acceptable belief for non-Jews according to the ruling of some Rabbinic authorities[ who?
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November See also: Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification and Biblical law in Christianity Judaism teaches that the purpose of the Torah is to teach us how to act correctly. For such a person the whole of their life becomes an act of worship. Being part of a community that follows particular customs and rules helps keep a group of people together, and it's noticeable that the Jewish groups that have been most successful at avoiding assimilation are those that obey the rules most strictly - sometimes called ultra-orthodox Jews.
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Jews don't like and rarely use the word ultra-orthodox. A preferable adjective is haredi, and the plural noun is haredim. It's what you do that counts Judaism is a faith of action and Jews believe people should be judged not so much by the intellectual content of their beliefs, but by the way they live their faith - by how much they contribute to the overall holiness of the world.
God is above and beyond all earthly things. God doesn't have a body Which means that God is neither female nor male. God created the universe without help God is omnipresent: God is everywhere, all the time.