How do Jews manage to forgive those who committed the Holocaust?

Answer:

In Judaism, the only person who can actually forgive anything – is the victim.

So you see, we cannot ‘forgive’ those who perpetrated the Holocaust. It is outside our power to do so.

And – to give a frank answer – even if Judaism agreed with forgiving on behalf of the victim, I personally would not and could not forgive those who slaughtered six million Jews (including one million children) and millions of NON Jews also.

Some things are, simply, beyond forgiveness.

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What are the Jewish prophecies that Jesus did not fulfill?


There are 23 Jewish messianic prophecies. They must all be fulfilled – and in one normal, mortal lifetime. There is no ‘second coming‘ in Judaism!

To qualify as maschiach, a person must thus fulfill them all *before* he dies.

Here are the actual prophecies:

* The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)


* Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)


* The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17)



* He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)


* The Moshiach will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with “fear of God” (Isaiah 11:2)


*****In other words – this must all be accomplished in a human lifetime*****

* Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4)


* Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9)


* He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10)


* All Israelites will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12)


* Death will be swallowed up forever (Isaiah 25:8)


* There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8)


* All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)


* The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11)


* He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7)


* Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did to Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5)


* The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23)


* The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55)


* Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)


* The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended mitzvot


* He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together (Zephaniah 3:9)


* Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33)


* He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)


* He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9).

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Jews, What Is Your Opinion Of Christians…?

I don’t judge people according to their religion, or lack thereof.

Christians – like all other groups – are comprised of all types.

The only Christians I would ever condemn are the evangelicals who go round posing as “messianic jews” despite being *literally* not Jewish. They MISrepresent Judaism in a most appalling manner.

It is my belief that Jews and Christians must and should work at improving understanding of one another.

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How can I show that Christians are the spiritual israel?

Answer:


You can’t, because they’re not.

The Christian bible does not get to REdefine the Jewish covenant with G-d. The Jewish covenant with G-d is precisely that: Jewish.

Christians have their OWN relationship with G-d – be content in that and stop trying to invalidate ours. What you are doing is called ‘replacement theology’ and it has been the cause of much anti Jewish sentiment through the ages.

Jews and Christians each have their own, special connection to G-d.

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If a Jewish person starts to believe Jesus was the messiah can they still be Jewish?



If  a Jew  accepts Jesus as ‘messiah’, that means they are embracing Christian ideology. That is their right – of course it is. But they can’t then claim to be practising ‘judaism’.

To accept Jesus – or anyone – as maschiach WHILE our prophecies are not fulfilled, would be in violation of Jewish beliefs.

Because of course the ideology surrounding Jesus is also that his death ‘atoned’ for the sins of mankind. This violates Torah. Torah states that no person can ever die for the sins of another human being. We are each responsible for our own sins.

Let’s apply the premise of this question to Christianity:

‘If a person denied that Jesus was divine and son of god, could they still be a Christian?’

Or:

‘If a Christian accepted that Mohammed was the final prophet and carried the word of god, can they still be a Christian…?’

What would the answer be…?

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Is Isaiah 53 referring to Jesus when it speaks of the ‘suffering servant’?

Answer:

No.

Isaiah is from the Jewish scriptures, the Tanakh. There is nothing in the Tanakh about Jesus. They were written thousands of years BEFORE Jesus was even born.

Jesus does not feature in Judaism. So why on earth would he appear in the Tanakh? That’s about as logical as me claiming Mohammed is mentioned in the ‘new testament’!

If you read the whole of Isaiah, without the page breaks that the Church added when it created the ‘old testament’, you will see that the suffering servant is ISRAEL. It is named as ISRAEL over, and over and over and over:


saiah 41:8, “But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, seed of Abraham my friend”
Isaiah 44:1 “But hear, now, O Jacob My servant Israel, whom I have chosen!”
Isaiah 44:21 “Remember these things, O Jacob for you, O Israel, are My servant”
Isaiah 49:3 “And he said to me, “You are My servant, Israel in whom I glory.””

– Because Isaiah identifies the servant previously as Israel we know that references to the servant (such as those found in Isaiah 52 & 53) are not references to Jesus.


And even if Christianity tries to ignore what the original Hebrew says, it still can’t be about Jesus:

Isaiah 52:14 states, “So marred was his appearance, unlike that of a man, his form, beyond human semblance”

-Even though Jesus was whipped and crucified, his form was not marred beyond human semblance. He still resembled a human being, and his form was still like that of a man. Jesus doesn’t fit.

Isaiah 53:4 states, “Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, our suffering that he endured, we accounted him plagued, smitten and affected by God.”

Isaiah 53:3 contains, “A man of suffering, familiar with disease.”

Isaiah 53:10 states, “But the Lord chose to crush him by disease”

-Now, these passages tell us that the suffering servant being described was not only familiar with disease, but also afflicted with it, and crushed by it. It may be argued that Jesus was familiar with disease; however, he was not crushed by disease.

And no, disease does not mean sin or any other metaphorical interpretation. The historical context confirms this, early Jewish sources confirm this – it refers to leprosy.


“The Rabbis said: His name is ‘the leper scholar,’ as it is written, Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God, and afflicted.” (Sanh. 98b)
Jesus was no leper. He wasn’t smitten, afflicted, plagued, crushed by disease. Jesus doesn’t fit.

Isaiah 53:10 also states, “That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, he might see offspring and have long life”

-Jesus made a guilt offering? This is recorded nowhere. He had offspring? The gospels don’t mention this, rather Christian tradition teaches that he had no wife or children. He had a long life? He lived to his mid-30s. Jesus just doesn’t fit.

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Where In The Old Testament does it say that the messiah will return?


Answer:

Well, the glib answer would be: I don’t know, because no Jews read the ‘old testament’…!

The OT is the Christian and somewhat Christianised version of the Jewish Tanakh. The two are not the same.

But to give a fuller answer:

Nowhere in the Tanakh does it say that the Jewish maschiach will come ‘twice’. How could he? He’s a normal mortal. Normal mortals live normal, mortal lives.

The idea of the ’second coming’ is purely Christian and one might be tempted to think it was developed to explain how it was that Jesus failed to fulfill the 23 Jewish messianic prophecies before the Romans killed him…!

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