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Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew, Part 3: Secular/Assimilated Jew?

 

Judaism isn’t just a religion.
Many Jews, religious and secular Jews alike,
feel a Jewish peoplehood connection,
or a cultural connection with Jewish tradition,
even if they don’t connect with the religious obligation element.

 

We are regularly asked whether not every Jew follows the Law.

Many people claim that Judaism is at its essence a religion, a set of beliefs about the world

To this, we are always sad to report that there are quite a few secular Jews. Jews who, like many Christians, do not really believe in God and others who have renounced any belief in a divine being. there are spread allover the world many who feel a connection to their Jewish identity even when not believing in the Elohim Hashem Jehovah God.

But we should also be aware that among Jews there are also quite a few who believe in the One and Only True God of Israel and who do not approve of all that is happening in present-day Israel.

Several Jews and Jeshuaists are therefore trying to spend their days outside Israel for the Most High and to express their faith in a dignified way, even if it is not always according to people’s expectations. But they realise that impression to their God is more important than impression to people.

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To remember

  • “Assimilated Jew” in the title of this series because “Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew” had a nice aesthetically-pleasing alliteration to it.
  • assimilated = giving up part of your identity/culture/observance to become part of an outside majority community.
  • Judaism significant impact on life
  • imperfect/non-observance of commandment =/= reflection of a belief that G-d does not exist
  • price of keeping keeping commandments = more than willing to pay at present
  • lot of life choices based on Jewish observance => no secular Jew
  • connect to Jewish cultural tradition as much as one might think

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Preceding

Who is a Jew?

Jew refering to be religious or to be a people

This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #1

This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

 

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Additional reading

  1. 2015-2016 Religion
  2. A Quarter of Europeans are Still Antisemites
  3. Anti-Semitic pressure driving Jews out of Europe
  4. A Gentile and the Mosaic Law
  5. Hatikvah – the official anthem of Israel
  6. As there is a lot of division in Christendom there is too in Judaism
  7. Judaism and Jeshuaism a religion of the future
  8. A celebration of harvest, and of thanksgiving for the provision God has given
  9. What Jeshuaists believe
  10. Policy Statement of the Jeshuaist community
  11. Noahide Laws or Seven commandments incumbent upon all of humankind
  12. Jewish People Inventors of Hope
  13. Does God really care?
  14. Vital importance of reading and following the Kitvei Hakodesh
  15. Changes in the Remnant of Jewish Believers
  16. Also Goyim or Non-Jews in the Jeshuaist movement
  17. A misunderstanding about Messianic Judaism
  18. Difference between Messianic Judaism, Jeshuaism, Christianity and Christendom
  19. Jeshuaists, Messianic Jews, Messianics and Christians
  20. Who or What is a Jeshuaist
  21. Focus On Your Unique Path

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Related

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  2. What Kind of Jew are You?
  3. “But Judaism is a Religion!”
  4. Jewish Oppression and Crimes Against Humanity
  5. Anti-Semitism: Jewish mythology and lies
  6. Reality Check: Jewish Oppression and Crimes Against Humanity
  7. Semitic Semantics
  8. Gene Wilder (1933-2016) feeling Jewish
  9. A Reflection for Purim
  10. Bible Stories for Atheist Babysitters

Jewish Young Professional

I put “Assimilated Jew” in the title of this series because “Authentic Self and the Assimilated Jew” had a nice aesthetically-pleasing alliteration to it. But honestly, I don’t self-identify as a secular Jew or as an assimilated Jew.

Secular?

I don’t consider myself secular because in spite of my imperfect or non-observance of commandments, Judaism still has a significant impact on my life. I believe in G-d. My imperfect/non-observance of commandment is not a reflection of a belief that G-d does not exist. I think G-d exists, and while I do not know what I believe with respect to divine reward and punishment, I believe G-d prefers that I keep the commandments. The reason I don’t keep commandments is because the price of keeping them is more than I am willing to pay at present, come what may.

It’s not that I don’t believe in Torah or mitzvot (commandments). It’s…

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Clashes at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem leave more than 150 injured

There are many predicting a new intifada coming soon ignited from clashes with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque

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We Count. We Just Weren’t Counted.

Susan Katz Miller is the author of The Interfaith Family Journal and Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith FamilyHer original surveys of multiple religious practitioners in US interfaith families are often cited in the academic literature. A former correspondent for Newsweek and New Scientist, she has spoken on interfaith families at The Parliament of the World’s Religions, the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, The Wild Goose Festival, and many other venues. Find her at susankatzmiller.com or on twitter @susankatzmiller.

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In Judaism and Jeshuaism there have always been two opposite views on interfaith relationships. All groups know having a partnership with someone of another religious system or with a non-religious person makes life more difficult.
Those who are not so against intermarriage and would allow such contacts with people of other religious groups, do believe it can enrich both partners and families.

The way people feel about Israel have so much to do with interfaith. Also groups that are keen to be not mixed can take an adverse opinion of Zionists. Look for example to some Haredim.

That the non-Orthodox Jewish world in America now have extended interfaith families, and that they are taking the demographic lead, does not mean that would be to according to the mitzvot. What the opinion might be we always should remember that it is the Elohim Who touches and knows the heart and Who shall be the most righteous Judge.

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Preceding

Intermarriage and Protecting the state of the Jewish and/or Jeshuaist family

Welcoming Interfaith Families, Maintaining Tradition – Eqev 5781

Being Both

More on Pew’s Jewish Americans in 2020

For generations, interfaith families who felt excluded, misunderstood, or disrespected by Jewish clergy or institutions, have found other homes. Some gravitated to Unitarian-Universalism, which draws on many religions. Some added Buddhism, or Sufism, or Paganism, to their spiritual practice. And for more than a quarter of a century now, interfaith families have been building their own dual-practice communities in which to honor both Judaism and Christianity.

But very few of these people with complex religious practices (and I have studied hundreds of them) stopped practicing Judaism altogether, or stopped calling themselves Jews.

The irony is that Jews who did stop practicing Judaism altogether are considered Jewish in the new Pew study of Jewish Americans in 2020, as long as they don’t claim a second religion. But if you claim two religions, you forfeit your right to have Pew consider you part of the…

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Evangelical influence in the Jewish world

Jayson Casper has presents his view about Israel on his blog and looks at certain Messianic Jews and wonders how evangelicals should identify with the issues Israel faces. Jamie Cowen, an Israeli lawyer and a believer in Jesus says: “going through Messianic Jews is best.” This brings Casper to think the complexity of Israel divides… Lees verder Evangelical influence in the Jewish world

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A Letter to the Ekklesia

From the onset, there have been real followers of the Nazarene master teacher. Centuries past and many false teachings entered Christendom, but in Christianity, several people kept to the True Biblical Words and kept worshipping only the One true God. Also in the Jewish community, there were people who came to see that Jeshua was the way to God and that he was the promised Messiah.

Today it has even become more important that those Jews who follow Jeshua as their Messiah should unit and feel strengthened by their unity all over the world.

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To remember

  • A mass exodus from man-made religions happening over the last few years, specifically since the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 prophecy in 2017, but much more frequently over the last few months, even weeks.
  • once avid believers subsequently led astray by various new age deceptions or have abandoned their faith all together.
  • More and more things being taught at church started to contradict Scripture,
  • pastors & religions avoided answering any questions that challenged their doctrines
  • False teachings + inherited generations old lies became like flashing neon signs.
  • Works without faith = as dead as faith without works. (James 2:18)
  • constantly called Judaizers, heretics, false teachers, mocked, & persecuted for speaking of the joy  found in turning back to Torah,
  • early believers > followers of “The Way”, also known as the “Natsarim”. + called “Torah Observant Christians”, or Messianic Jews” = followers of Jesus existed in Acts before Westernization of the church largely made by the Emperor Constantine.

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Preceding

Certain Messianic groups betraying the Elohim

What’s a Hebrew?

Biblical Yeshua/ Jesus or Another European Greco- Roman Jesus ??

 

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Additional reading

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  4. Meet Me
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  6. The Idolatry of America

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With love from your Torah Observant Brothers and Sisters

My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ,

A mass exodus from man-made religions has been happening over the last few years, specifically since the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 prophecy in 2017, but much more frequently over the last few months, even weeks. Unfortunately, many of these once avid believers were subsequently led astray by various new age deceptions or have abandoned their faith all together. However, an ever-growing number of us took a different route- we all have a very similar testimony, in fact. More and more things that we were being taught at church started to contradict Scripture, and our pastors and religions avoided answering any questions that challenged their doctrines like the plague. Everyone online started constantly bickering over different doctrines and clashing over theologies. We all claim to serve the same God and love Jesus, but that’s…

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3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict – Struggle of struggles

3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict Paul Tripp It really is the struggle of struggles. It’s what we were made for, it’s what we crave, and it’s what we manage to mess up in some way almost every day. What’s the struggle? The struggle for glory. I’ve said many times that I believe the most… Lees verder 3 Signs of Being a Glory Addict – Struggle of struggles

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Responding to Wedding invitation

When positively reacting to the wedding invitation, we should be willing to step in the sent one from God his footsteps and should help to spread the Good News

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A Hebrew-Christian movement

People should know there is a big difference between trinitarian "Jews for Jesus" and those Jews who believe in Jeshua as their Messiah but who worship the Only One True God of Israel.

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A convinced voice to debunk false allegations

Presenting a website in defence of Non-Trinitarian groups and people who prefer to keep on Biblical doctrines and loving the Most High Only Supreme Highest Being, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah.

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Troubles testing your faith and giving you patience and good prospects

Mankind should know that people should make a choice and should have to come to a pure belief in line with God's Wishes and not according human doctrines. Our first priority should be to please God, but all should know that without faith and by keeping to human and heathen traditions it is impossible to please God.

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That brotherly love may continue and have people join hands

The apostle Paul has given all those who want to follow Jesus an exhortation, so that there should be no doubt how they have to behave and how they should all become united in the One Body of Christ.

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The attitude of Christians to Jews

According to a recent Pew Review Western Europeans who identify as Christian are more likely than those who have no religious affiliation to express negative feelings about immigrants and religious minorities. At the begin period of the 21st century there are still a large group of Christians who also consider themselves to be the rightful heirs of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Looking at themselves as the sole legitimate heirs of the biblical promises because the Jews rejected and killed the Messiah.

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #7

In this last chapter on Zionism, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Christianism we close by looking at the grown group who does not come directly from the ancient Hebrews and look at the fact that to come to a good solution we have to work at a genuine internationalism, and genuine international solidarity, with the knowledge that there can be no meaningful working together of ordinary people wherever tribalism or communalism dominates.

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

There are people who find that Israel is The Jewish State, and as such is founded upon the teachings, traditions, and precepts of Judaism, the very foundation of which is War With Gentildom. Virtually every religious feast of importance – from Passover to Purim to Hanukkah–celebrates the destruction of Gentiledom. The 5 ‘books of Moses’ comprising… Lees verder This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #5

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This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #4

In this 100th post on Jeshuaists we look at the 11th - 16th century barbarism by the Roman Catholic church and the 21st century where we can see a dramatic increase of wars and rumors of wars, just as Jesus predicted as well as large conflicts, such as Ezekiel’s war of Gog or the Psalm 83 war and the Great War we shall soon have to face.