What is a jew is it a israeli and are they christians or muslims???
Are israelis jews
Are israelis christian or muslims
The Old Testament is the record of the entire history of the Jewish people... all the way back to Adam and Eve.
They are the ones that God choose to reveal himself to.
It was his intention to bless them, and thru them, to bless the whole world.
However, man never fully cooperates with God...
and his plans didn't work, because of that.
So, he made a new covenant with man...
Starting with Abraham, and ending with Christ...
Righteousness was attibuted to man, thru faith.
Not thru works.
The gentiles were grafted in, and became spiritual Israel.
That is us.
We are now, a part of the family of God, because of our faith.
Jesus became the stumbling block, to the Jews.
They can not or did not, believe that he was the Messiah,
that had been prophesied, thruout the Old Test.
They are waiting for him to come,
The first time...
Are waiting for his second return.
Very interesting scenario.
And all the other religions of the world, take their roots from the bible.
"Jesus became the stumbling block, to the Jews. They can not or did not, believe that he was the Messiah, that had been prophesied, thruout the Old Test. "
The reason the vast majority of Jews did not and have not accepted Jesus as a prophesied Messiah, is that he didn't meet the actual requirements in the prophecies. Isaiah makes it pretty clear that the Messiah is a king who will sit on the throne of Israel and usher in a new era of peace and religious fervor. He talks about all nations of the world looking to Israel for spiritual guidance, knowledge of the Torah spreading through all lands, the rebuilding of the temple, and the reconvening of the Sanhedrin. He will basically change the world, and that change will happen within his lifetime. This was not the case with Jesus.
There is absolutely no indication in Isaiah or anywhere else in the Talmud that the Messiah would represent a "new covenant" between God and humans, to take the place of the old one.
Good question. I think a lot of people get confused about that. The Wikipedia article that stephanief987 provided should give you all the other details you need to know about the term "Jew". As that article says, the Jews are both an ethnic and religious group, who also have their own language (Hebrew).
To answer the rest of your question, an Israeli is a citizen of the modern day nation of Israel. Israel has a unique citizenship offer called the Law of Return. Basically, anyone who has converted to Judaism, or whose mother was fully Jewish (ethnically), may move to Israel and acquire citizenship. Israel is one of the only nations who actively targets a specific group of people in other countries with the goal of getting them to emigrate. Israel also has the other usual avenues to citizenship, like getting naturalized or meeting residency requirements. So, even though you're not Jewish, you could still become an Israeli citizen.
Judaism is a religion that Christianity stemmed from before Jesus. Jesus was born a Jew and practiced Judaism all of his life. Jesus wanted to bring about some changes to his religion, wanting more compassion and tolerance to be practiced as well as many other revolutionary spiritual ideas. After his death, those closest to him began to spread his ideas and many years later the New Testament was born, as well as Christianity.
For unbiased knowledge about this topic you really should go to wikipedia as stephanief987 suggests. I think it's really important to know about all religions and in understanding others may help you to better understand whatever religion you happen to practice.
Some of these answers worry me. . . A Jew is a descendant of the People of the kindom of Judah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Judah who are mostly descendants of Jacob (Israel) and Leahs son Judah. "Gen 35:23 ESV The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun." The Area which was known as Judea in Roman times. . . Jew is a name that the Romans gave to the people of Judea which stuck. . . .
On another note. . Don't know how true this is but it's kind funny. The Babylonians Called the people a name they got from changing the name of God. . . . Yahoo.
I would like to add that the study of other religions is part of the education you receive in most jewish religious schools. the belief is that to truly commit to the jewish religion, you should understand and respect all religions. I received these classes until I was Confirmed at age 16.
The respect towards other religions (at least in the Reformed Temple) and the fact that Jews do not witness or try to recruit others are two reasons that I still respect the Jewish religion.
Isaiah makes it pretty clear that the Messiah is a king who will sit on the throne of Israel and usher in a new era of peace and religious fervor.
Jesus did exactly that.. just not the way they thought !!!
And my two cents is that he will do it again... the same way...
Not the way we think !!!
Wowo.. thanks follow... for the question.. and Stephanie... for the link.
I had no idea that the US. had almost as many Jewish people as Israel.
United States 5,275,000
a jew is a short name for the word judaism. dudiasm is a religion. most isralis are jewish. jewish is a religion that states that jesus has not come yet where as christians believe that jesus has already came and died for our sins
"I think it's really important to know about all religions and in understanding others may help you to better understand whatever religion you happen to practice."
thank you for that...It is excellent advice...
Some of those answers confuse judaism with being Jewish and also a couple of uneducated answers I saw quoted as fact. . . I did enjoy your reply Amoeba and Toadaly made me laugh.
a jew is a person who is part of the religion judaism. no, not all israelis are jewish-some are xtian, muslim, catholic etc. %75 of israel is jewish
"Jesus did exactly that.. just not the way they thought !!!"
So how is it a valid prophecy if he didn't do it the way it was prophesied?
Buddhists take their roots from the Bible!? The Bible was not even compiled until the 4th century.
Here, you can learn all about Jewish people here:
rnealw - In what way do the answers worry you?