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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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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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Welcoming Interfaith Families, Maintaining Tradition – Eqev 5781

Throughout the ages, interfaith has always been a matter of discussion and for sure did not make matters of life easier.

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The Modern Rabbi

I recently completed my fourteenth year as a rabbi, since I was ordained at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 2007. As many of you know, I have been affiliated with the Conservative movement for my entire life.

The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

But you may not know that in 1994, when I was finishing my Master’s degree in chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, I applied to the rabbinical school at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College, at the urging of the Reform rabbi at the Texas A&M Hillel. When HUC rejected me, Rabbi Tarlow was incensed, and he called the chair of the admissions committee to find out why. He was told that the committee felt that I had difficulty seeing multiple sides to an issue.

Now, it may be that what they saw about me during the interview was engineering clarity: trying…

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

Since childhood, we are taught ideal philosophies like we all are equal, one God, gender equality, secularism, brotherhood, etc. Moral books are full of such teachings. But when we grow up and get to know someone else whom we would like to take as a partner to go together through life it all becomes different, suddenly religion, culture, skin colour, genetic makeup, or country of origin matter a lot. In this article, we look at the result of an American survey and the way different Jewish branches handle the way of life and marriage of their people.

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What’s a Hebrew?

In the 19th and 20th century for several Jews it was to dangerous to speak Hebrew and between the 30ies and 40ies of the previous century, many Yews in Europe were brought up by non-Jewish people, hiding those kids from the Nazi’s. That made that several of those European Jews did not learn Hebrew, but luckily their foster parents respected their Jewishness and provide possibilities to hold their traditional feasts and prayermoments.
Whilst many do not speak Hebrew and or speak a little bit of Yiddish, we do find others who speak Hebrew but are not at all religious Jews. Therefore we should be very careful when we judge those Hebrew speaking non-religious Jews who live in Israel and do lots of things that are against the Torah and as such are an abomination in the eyes of the Elohim. Therefore saying “From our perspective, Hebrews are people who choose to leave the culture of idol worship in order to seek Truth. ” is giving a wrong idea about the present Hebrew speaking population, but also against the religious Jews who do not speak Hebrew, but have adopted the languages where their ancestors and they have been brought up in the previous years.

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To remember

  • Abram’s genealogy goes back to a man named Eber, a great-grandson of Noah.
  • The designation of “Hebrew” refers to the fact that Abram descended from Eber and that he came from the “other side” (ever) of the Euphrates River.
  • term Hebrew = of “crossing over” = exemplified through Abram’s life’s journey <= no longer wanted to follow ways of idol-worshipping culture => crossed over to seek YAH with all his might.
  • modern-day connotation of a Hebrew > Hebrews =?= Jewish.

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Who is a Jew?

Moshe’s Corner

Abram was born in the city of Ur in early Babylon, His father sold idols. We find that Abram’s genealogy goes back to a man named Eber, a great-grandson of Noah. The designation of “Hebrew” refers to the fact that Abram descended from Eber and that he came from the “other side” (ever) of the Euphrates River.

The term Hebrew takes on a meaning of “crossing over” which is exemplified through Abram’s life’s journey. He was a man who no longer wanted to follow the ways of an idol-worshipping culture. Instead, he was a person who crossed over to seek YAH with all his might. Read Genesis 14:3

The modern-day connotation of a Hebrew is that Hebrews are Jewish. But as can be found in Scripture, Abram is not so restricted. Instead, Abram becomes Abraham a father of many nations and believers in a Living Elohiym.

From our perspective, Hebrews…

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Why would you not help us to preach about the Word of God

We are very pleased that you found this website. Perhaps you came across this site by some other Jeshuaist or Christadelphian sites. Can you imagine how important it is coming closer to the end times, that the Word of God would be spread all over the world? But telling about the Good News does not… Lees verder Why would you not help us to preach about the Word of God

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Looking at 1 Nissan, 5781 or Sunday, March 14, 2021

In life, the point is that man should be well aware that he was made by a Supreme Being at some point in time.

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Looking at 13 Adar until 16 Adar 5781 February 25-28 2021

A video giving an introduction to the Jewish holiday of Purim, talking about all of the great traditions of one of the most fun holidays in the Jewish calendar.

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Greeting 2021

Perhaps we still have to wait until mid-2021 before we can come to normal living again, but at least we can see already a tiny light at the end of the tunnel.

To all a better and newer year full of hope.

May we be blessed to use 2021 for further refection and repair – repairing a world that has been torn by a pandemic and our own wastefulness.

SRQ Jew

It is perhaps fitting that the Jewish community will finish its annual reading of the book of Genesis just as the secular year is ending. Or maybe not; Genesis ends with the deaths of both Jacob and Joseph, on a sorrowful note that portends hundreds of years of slavery.

This year we need something more upbeat, something stirring and hopeful as we exit a year that took the planet by surprise, a year that shattered our expectations of the 21st century and a year whose very name stands for clear vision.

And yet 2020 was a year marked by murkiness and uncertainty. It felt as if we were moving in a fog. We couldn’t see the end, and didn’t know how to fight an invisible enemy that might or might not kill us. At first we were told that we didn’t need masks. Then we were told that masks…

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To know the power of verses of Psalms

The chapters of Psalms shatter all barriers and give us so much material to build us up to be able to come closer to the Highest of all.

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Considerations from Creation

When God spoke to Job, He gave him some considerations from creation that everyone should ponder about

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Man being in exile

After the fall of man there came "Exile" unto the human being by which someone or even a people is forced to leave his/her or their place or country and forced to live somewhere else.

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First time since Nazi time no public gathering

2020 the year when an invisible enemy managed to isolate so many people and got so many believers of God not being able to meet with each other for the mitzvah of the memorial meal on 14 Nisan.