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Are Jews A Race Or Religion

Are Jews a culture, race or religion?

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 ---Mike on 6/23/07
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Hebrew is a race, Judaism is a religion,
If i'm not mistaken?
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/14/08


Jews are a race and Jewish is there religion. I hope this helped.
Blessings,
Ellie7766
---Ellie7766 on 4/14/08


Jews are all the above. We Christians are called to stand with and honor the Jews to be blessed. We Christians are also called to identify with the Jews as being Messianic Jews (Jews for Jesus).
---Leslie on 4/12/08


They're all three. I guess my 1st post is still being processed, hopefully. Maybe we all should learn more about our 'spititual' genes & less on our distinct/apparent genes [Psalms 122:6-9, Gal.3:13-14]

Kathleen is right on with her knowledge & heritage!

Good post Miscopah!
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/6/07


Excellent info Kathleen, I would venture to say you are the embodiment of Abraham's "sand on the sea shore" [natural seed], and "stars of heaven" [Gen.22:17] in one vessel.

"Blessed are You Lord [my] G_d, King of the universe, Who gave to [us] the way of salvation through The Messiah, Yeshua, blessed be He. Amen. For His Blood made atonement for [my] soul". Lev.17:11, Deut.6:4.
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/6/07




Gosh, people sure turn a simple concept in something complex. Israelites/Jews/Hebrew is nothing but a nation of people much like Germany, France, Italy, which was favored by God among all nations as Mary was favored by God among all women. Religian is a man-made concept. Christians are grafted into the Israelite vine. The first Christians were the Apostles/disciples. Acts11:25-27, Acts26:27-29 Let us not be ashamed to be called Christians: 1Peter4:15-17.
---Steveng on 8/6/07


Excellent info Kathleen, I would venture to say you are the embodiment of Abraham's "sand on the sea shore" [natural seed], and "stars of heaven" [Gen.22:17] in one vessel.

"Blessed are You Lord [my] G_d, King of the universe, Who gave to [us] the way of salvation through The Messiah, Yeshua, blessed be He. Amen. For His Blood made atonement for [my] soul". Lev.17:11, Deut.6:4.
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/6/07


FYI Messianic Jews and Jews for Jesus are not the same. I am a Messianic Jew, I keep all the Holy Days and the Sabbath not because I have to but because God set aside those days as HIS Holy Days (Lev 23) and it is my delight to honor him on HIS days.
---Kathleen on 8/6/07


Additionally HE set them aside as days of rest for me.

Jews for Jesus is an evangelical group that proselytizes on the streets and then sends converted Jews into churches to be assimilated as gentiles. We as Messianic Jews tend to keep our distance from this group.
---Kathleen on 8/6/07


Jews are not called to convert to Christianity they are called to God through their Messiah Yeshua which is a completion of their heritage as Jews. The Messiah did not come to save us from our Jewishness HE came to restore us to right relationship with the Father. Todays Jewish community does not reject the Messiah of Israel so much as they reject the Christian image of Jesus that denies His life as a Jew and His connection with the Jewish people as their Messiah.
---Kathleen on 8/6/07




Sorry that was so long I had to post it in little chunks. Hope that helps to understand where we Jews are and how we think. Thanks KAM
---Kathleen on 8/6/07


Jewish people are a race of people representing Echad(Deut.6:4) & Judaism as there God's religion, of the which 'Christianity' [Acts 2:1-47] is an 'extension' of.

Then there are those whose religion(s) represent their god(s) [or satan], God & *mankind's adversary, being *'created' in Echad/God's image & likeness.
---bob_[Elishama]_6749 on 8/6/07


Jews are a race of people. God's chosen people. They speak many languages Hebrew,Aramaic among others. I think Jesus spoke Aramaic. Judaism is their religion.
---Robyn on 8/6/07


Jews is a race and a religion. Jewish=Ethnic
Religion=Judism. There are 3 religions that all have the same God Yahweh. Islamic. Judism. Christianity.
---tonne on 8/4/07


A Jew is a race, in the United States we call it "ethnicity. Judaism is the primary religion, although one can be a Messianic Jew (as I am), a secularist Jew (one who has no religious convictions), or even an athiest and still be a Jew ("Once a Jew, always a Jew, whatever his creed"-Hollingsworth, "Remarks", 1852, p.21).We have our own culture, language (Yiddish and/or Hebrew), and sub groupings (Ashkenazic Jews, Sephardic Jews and Ethiopian Jews).
---Rabbi_Dean on 7/2/07


A Jew is a race, in the United States we call it "ethnicity. Judaism is the primary religion, although one can be a Messianic Jew (as I am), a secularist Jew (one who has no religious convictions), or even an athiest and still be a Jew ("Once a Jew, always a Jew, whatever his creed"-Hollingsworth, "Remarks", 1852, p.21).We have our own culture, language (Yiddish and/or Hebrew), and sub groupings (Ashkenazic Jews, Sephardic Jews and Ethiopian Jews).
---Rabbi_Dean on 7/2/07


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The Jews are God's very own race of people.
---Helen_5378 on 6/26/07


Mike, the term Jew has been applied in various ways. Here's what the Bible says:

Romans 2:28, 29
For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
---Geoff on 6/25/07


Jew comes from the name Judah, one of the 12 sons of Jacob, and one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Judah was also called the city of David, and Bethlehem of Judea was where Jesus was born. Later, Jew came to mean any Hebrew or Israelite whom is covenanted with God. Presently according to God, the real Jew is the real born-again Christian. Please Read- Romans 2:28,29; Galatians 3:27-29.
---Eloy on 6/25/07


A rabbi once remarked: Judaism is not a religion. Judaism HAS a religion.
---Jack on 6/24/07


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The Jew is not a religion but he has religion. He is also not a culture, but he has culture. He is a race that has a culture and relgion.
---john on 6/24/07


Definitely a race: those descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This applied whether they were in idolatry or believed in Jesus as Messiah.

A number of gentiles came to admire the teachings of the Bible so much that they adopted Jewish ways. But these were called proselytes, not Jews. For example, Ruth followed Naomi's true God, but was always called a Moabitess.
---Ktisophilos on 6/24/07


The word 'Jew' is a corrupted reference applied to the descendants of Judah, the inhabitants of the area of Judea & those who worship the Father in association with the religion of Judaism. It has nothing to do with "race" there is only one race, 'human'. Nationality or culture would be more applicable to the term. Before Judah had offsprings there were no such thing as a Jew. It was after the dissolution of the kingdom of Israel that the name was misapplied to all Israelites.
---joseph on 6/24/07


Jews aka Hebrews are a race, they have a culture. and their religion is Judaism.
---notlaw99 on 6/23/07


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I believe they are all of the above. As Christians I believe we have a connection to the Jewish people that we should honor.
---maryj9396 on 6/23/07


They are a race, decendants of the Israelites,who go back to Abraham, they have their own culture, which is Jewish, and the religion is Judasim.According to Wickipedia, anyone is considered Jewish if their mother is a Jew.They believe completely in the Old Test. they do not believe, yet, that Jesus was the Savior sent by God. They will tell you that it is not possible to be a Christian Jew.
---Gayla on 6/23/07


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