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by Ariel
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Rabbinical Catholicism?
Replies: 10
Views: 13161

Re: Rabbinical Catholicism?

hi Hadassah, Regarding Torah observance I am not saying anything "definitely." These are just my thoughts. The Church traditionally has had a rather negative position on Torah observance. Definitely too negative in my opinion (oops, I just said something definitively!). I think the Church has become...
by Ariel
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Messianic Jews, Hebrew Catholics and Catholic Jews
Topic: Catholic Jews
Replies: 3
Views: 22802

Re: Catholic Jews

That is not for us (Catholics for Israel) to decide. We tend to think that Torah observance is a good thing, and we view favorably those Catholic Jews who wish to keep the commandments. Some view Torah observance as essential, while others see it as unnecessary, useless or even wrong. We think that ...
by Ariel
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Israel Take Me?
Replies: 8
Views: 13386

Re: Will Israel Take Me?

shalom murraym and welcome, this is a very tough question that many believers have faced as they tried to do aliyah. I think the first priority to remember is what Jesus said about those who deny Him on earth... this can hardly be ignored. On the other hand, this is very difficult for those believin...
by Ariel
Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Rabbinical Catholicism?
Replies: 10
Views: 13161

Re: Rabbinical Catholicism?

Yes I do realize that there are serious problems and that rabbinical Judaism cannot be accepted in its entirely, but I still think it should be the main point of reference for a Jewish-Catholic spirituality because rabbinical Judaism is the normative form of Jewish Orthodoxy.
by Ariel
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: Rabbinical Catholicism?
Replies: 10
Views: 13161

Re: Rabbinical Catholicism?

Shalom Yarden, Good question - and I don't think anyone can have a set answer at this point. Of your three options I would exclude Reform Judaism because it seems to me way too watered down. I don't know enough about Karaite Judaism, but it seems to me that to keep a form of written Torah only witho...
by Ariel
Sat May 16, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI in Israel
Replies: 4
Views: 6850

Re: Pope Benedict XVI in Israel

Hi surfnetter, the Catholics have to go to the Jews for salvation, not the other way around There are big problems with your quotes above.. that is, I somewhat agree with the first part (that Catholics going to Jews can enrich their salvation), but the other way around is important too. There cannot...
by Ariel
Tue May 12, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Jewish-Christian Relations
Topic: Pope Benedict XVI in Israel
Replies: 4
Views: 6850

Pope Benedict XVI in Israel

Anyone have any thoughts on the Pope's visit in Israel? While the Israeli media and some rabbis are certainly too critical and uncharitable towards him, I personally also think that his speeches were a bit disappointing so far and pretty politically correct. As if there were a ghost of Vatican aides...
by Ariel
Tue May 12, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, i am new and have some problematic questions
Replies: 12
Views: 25878

Re: Hello, i am new and have some problematic questions

Welcome Photios and thanks for that reply Savvy. Apologies for the slow replies from this side Photios, with the papal visit to Israel this week things are pretty crazy. In any case, yes you are most definitely welcome in the Church (though surely you will also run into people who are not the most u...
by Ariel
Tue May 12, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: The Church Today
Topic: Vatican for a 2-state solution?
Replies: 5
Views: 16904

Re: Vatican for a 2-state solution?

hi Rob,

The pope and Vatican's view on the State of Israel are a matter of Vatican diplomacy and not of doctrine of faith. Therefore I think that there is no problem for Catholics to respectfully disagree with them.

Ariel
by Ariel
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 49069

Re: "Like" One Under the Law

hi Mike, If I would ban anyone with an opinion contrary to mine here I would probably end up alone in the forum :lol: Just kidding. 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 ar...
by Ariel
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Messianic Jews, Hebrew Catholics and Catholic Jews
Topic: Statues & Veneration of Mary
Replies: 35
Views: 31011

Re: Statues & Veneration of Mary

[Messianic Jewish] liturgy is Jewish liturgy. The holy year is the Jewish holy year. The rites are those of Judaism. Messianic Jewish liturgy is Jewish liturgy? I would strongly disagree. In Israel anyway, I know of exactly one Messianic congregation that takes Jewish liturgy seriously. All the oth...
by Ariel
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 29789

New Forum

shalom to all,

As you can see, I have upgraded to a new version of the forum. Please let me know if there are any problems.

Ariel
by Ariel
Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comments now welcome on articles
Replies: 0
Views: 29591

Comments now welcome on articles

shalom everyone, I have enabled a new feature on the website, now allowing users to post talkback comments following articles. This will hopefully encourage more discussion specifically related to various articles. Please let me know how it works for you and whether there are any problems with this ...
by Ariel
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 49069

I don't think that would be possible Hadassah. Judaism is by its nature very communitarian, and keeping halakhah is centered around the community.
by Ariel
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Torah and Gospel
Topic: "Like" One Under the Law
Replies: 58
Views: 49069

Gerat Tsedek, wow this is quite the journey. Thanks for sharing your point of view so clearly. I can totally empathize with your frustrations. You are right that Israel needs allies, and its about time that Catholics wake up to that fact, and realize that it is a biblical imperative to stand up with...