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by Hadassah
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Mosaic Judaism vs. Rabbinic Judaism
Replies: 21
Views: 21239

Mosaic Judaism vs. Rabbinic Judaism

Hello All, One of the questions under this topic is, "How should Catholic Jews relate to rabbinical authority?" I heard a prominent Hebrew Catholic speaker say that the Judaism of today is not the Judaism that God gave. If I understood correctly, the difference is the difference between Mosaic Judai...
by Hadassah
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 21132

...to put it in other words - should someone embrace celibacy even if god is out ot the picture? Oh, God is never out of the picture :-). Whether one listens, responds, and embraces Him is entirely another story, but He's never out ofthe picture. What happiness we'd experience if we lived our lives...
by Hadassah
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 21132

Athol wrote:The Jewish tradition allows for this for certain chosen individuals for sake of Torah.
Is there a corresponding idea in Jewish mysticism to the mystical marriage, which might for some lead to forsaking all others for the Divine Spouse?
by Hadassah
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 21132

Jews usually have a really hard time understanding our concept of celibacy... So they view celibacy as a really unnatural contradiction of what is most basic to human nature. But most certainly it is clear that prohibitions against fornication and adultery are not New Testament inventions. There mu...
by Hadassah
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 21132

Judaism, Marriage, and Celibacy

Actually, Athol, if you have time... Thoma's comment regarding Judaism sort of "lacking" celibacy (perhaps I am not getting that exactly right, Thoma, and I apologize) raised a question in my mind. Perhaps you (or someone) can describe briefly the way in which celibacy and marriage are viewed in Jud...
by Hadassah
Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Shalom to you all
Replies: 11
Views: 21132

Hi Thoma, To me, it seems to be a great question! One of the moderators might want to address this in detail, but I think that it's important to think of chastity as the larger context for celibacy. All Catholics, even those who are married, are called to live chastely ~ that is with a proper and un...
by Hadassah
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: The Catholic Faith
Topic: Change U.S. Catechism
Replies: 1
Views: 5688

Change U.S. Catechism

Does anyone have an opinion on the recent change to the relatively new U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults? It appears to be a reasonable clarification, but I'm curious what other opinions there might be. If you're not aware of this, not Catholic, or not from the U.S., see: http://www.usccb.org/bisho...
by Hadassah
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Holy Spirit and Church

...the seed is there in the NT but it was never really developed in the history of the Church. Respectfully and honestly... Why do you think that the Holy Spirit would allow this? It is baffling to me that the Church, guided in all truth by the Holy Spirit, regardless of the personal prejudices whi...
by Hadassah
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Re: Peter's Dream

The issue of eating forbidden meats was to remain a real one for Christians for a long time. There is even a passage in the Didache which encourages abstinence from unkosher meats: “But concerning meat, bear that which thou art able to do. But keep with care from things sacrificed to idols, for it ...
by Hadassah
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Early Church Instruction

Thanks Richard and Ariel. Does anyone know whether any of the documents of the very early Church (perhaps the Didache or a similar item) talk about a difference in how to instruct Jewish vs. Gentile/pagan converts to Christianity regarding Torah observance? For example, "ensure that Jewish converts ...
by Hadassah
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Welcome...

Welcome, in advance to the U.S.!!! Your travel will give me some time :-). Busy weeks ahead. Safe travels.
by Hadassah
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Re: Peter's Dream

Only have time for some quick commentary right now.... Can't learn much from it? It's Sacred Scripture. This has to be held in tension with all the rest of it. I'm saying that it has to be considered. Peter never communicates this message to the other apostles He does, in fact, communicate it word f...
by Hadassah
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Yes, I do acknowlede that the verdict of the Council is only for the Gentiles and so that's something we have to think about. However, if we are true to the text, we also have to ackowledge that the message that Peter hears is in very personal terms! (Acts 10:13ff) A voice said to him, "Get up, Pete...
by Hadassah
Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

Clarification...

despite the fact that I disagree with you that Jews are still bound to Torah observance
I should say that I disagree that Jews who have accepted Christ are still bound to some points of Torah observance.
by Hadassah
Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 51354

O God, Let All The Nations, Praise You!

Wow! That's a lot of interpretation to impose on an argument that I've for the most part only kept in Scripture and Catechism... ...but this is just one's own quaint or eccentric choice...Also letting them have a bit of aJjewish dress up will be good for proselytising other Jews and 'converting' the...