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by Athol
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Santa Jewish?
Replies: 2
Views: 8771

Re: Is Santa Jewish?

An interesting insight. Here in australia we traditionally called him Father Christmas but due to American influence via TV the younger generation call him Santa Claus. By the way Jews , Christians and Muslim are all the spiritual sons of Abraham.
by Athol
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 11584

Re: New Member

Welcome to you both and thank you for your interest in this site and its apostolate. You might be interested in a conference that happened recently in Finland.

see

http://aronbengilad.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... rence.html
by Athol
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another New Member- Rally for Israel in DC Sun 6 Jun 10
Replies: 1
Views: 7769

Re: Another New Member- Rally for Israel in DC Sun 6 Jun 10

Thanks Bonnie for your support. I hope the rally went well. I was living in Washington DC last year but I am back in Australia now. Let us know how it went.
by Athol
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: The Church in the Holy Land
Topic: Kairos Document
Replies: 4
Views: 16156

Re: Kairos Document

Well it is pretty deceptive the way it was presented. Looking at it again I see that the paragraph above the Kairos document is more moderate and the one signed by the leaders of most of the churches. The actual kairos document which is terrible is the one signed by Sabbah and some of the lower cler...
by Athol
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: The Church in the Holy Land
Topic: Kairos Document
Replies: 4
Views: 16156

Re: Kairos Document

Absolutely disgusted with this document. It is not the domain of the clergy to be so publically partisan in politics- that is for the laity to be involved in. It is time these clergy concentrated on the spiritual mission of the church and left the politics to the laity. I personally know from my tim...
by Athol
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: Israel today
Topic: Boycott Israel!
Replies: 5
Views: 13607

Re: Boycott Israel!

Well i think some people need to get a sense of humour- I am tired of the humourless PC people.
by Athol
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Apostolic succession
Replies: 11
Views: 12157

Re: Apostolic succession

I just wanted to add that many Jews and messianic Jews who have become Catholics did so because of the Eucharist. By this i mean they had a spiritual experience of the Real Presence in the Catholic church. this is why I became a Catholic and I know many other Jews that did also. The Catholic church ...
by Athol
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Rabbinical Catholicism?
Replies: 10
Views: 13594

Re: Rabbinical Catholicism?

The Pope and the Vatican would most likely not impose from above a form of Jewish Catholicism but allow it to develop from the grassroots. They would make rulings if something was contentious or against Catholic teaching on Faith or morals. At the moment the issue of Jewish Catholics and Torah obser...
by Athol
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Are passover Seders sinful
Replies: 24
Views: 25518

Re: Are passover Seders sinful

Ah the Council of Florence again. They love to bring that one up quoting only those things that suit them. One needs to carefully study the Bull that came out of this Council carefully as it is easy to read it wrong by not seeing that everything is stated is in the context of those keeping Jewish ri...
by Athol
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: The Church and Modern Israel
Topic: Jews against Zionism
Replies: 9
Views: 39601

Re: Jews against Zionism

It is definitely not true that most Jews are anti-zionist. Even most Haredi Jews are not anti-Zionist- many support the State of Israel and are involved in its political system. As Gerat points out what religious jews are opposed to is a purely secular Zionist destiny for Israel they are praying and...
by Athol
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 50959

Re: "Like" One Under the Law

Dr. Feingold's opinion is pretty much the standard one of traditional Catholic theology. In my opinion it sounds convincing mostly because that it is familiar and we are not used to thinking outside this box. But where do the Scriptures ever make a distinction between the natural law/10 commandment...
by Athol
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Messianic Jews, Hebrew Catholics and Catholic Jews
Topic: Statues & Veneration of Mary
Replies: 35
Views: 32361

Re: Statues & Veneration of Mary

Well I can only speak for myself someone who is Jewish and Catholic. I have no problems with stroking the statues of Mary and the saints and kissing my hand (or kissing the crucifix on Good friday and the baby Jesus statue on Christmas). afterall I have no problem with stroking and kissing the mezuz...
by Athol
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 50959

Dear Tzedek, Some of what you say is true especially with certain types of Messianic Jews. However some groups that were more "Jewish" liturgically and in practice had more Jews and less Gentiles in their Messianic synagogue in my experience. As for the Hebrew Catholics in the yahoo group they are t...
by Athol
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24762

The Galgal is also associated with the Teli and the Leb (heart) in the writings of Rabbi Abraham Abulafia and in the Bahir.

see

http://aronbengilad.blogspot.com/2008/0 ... adder.html
by Athol
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Jewish faith & life
Topic: Judaism and Reincarnation
Replies: 16
Views: 24762

Yes Elias is from the Greek version of the Hebrew Eliyahu which becomes Elijah in English. I think Elisha may be Eliseus or something similiar in the doauy-rheims. I don't have a Bible to check it out where I am at the moment.