Christianity

Funeral of Non-Jew - Can one go to a funeral of a non-Jew? More »
Zechariah 13:6 – Wounds Between Your Hands - How do Jews interpret Zechariah 13:6? “And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your hands?’ And he will say, ‘That I was smitten in the house of those who loved me.’” I have heard Christians see… More »
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9 - I’m curious to know the Jewish understanding of Daniel 9:24-27. It seems such a clear reference to Jesus that I don’t understand how Jewish scholars can disagree. It speaks of the Messiah who will live 483 years after Daniel’s time.… More »
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Missionaries

Zechariah 13:6 – Wounds Between Your Hands - How do Jews interpret Zechariah 13:6? “And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your hands?’ And he will say, ‘That I was smitten in the house of those who loved me.’” I have heard Christians see… More »
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9 - I’m curious to know the Jewish understanding of Daniel 9:24-27. It seems such a clear reference to Jesus that I don’t understand how Jewish scholars can disagree. It speaks of the Messiah who will live 483 years after Daniel’s time.… More »
Psalm 2: God’s Son and Kiss the Son - What is the Jewish thought concerning God's son in light of Psalm 2? It describes someone as the King of Zion, a world leader, and says that God calls him His son, whom He gave birth to (v. 7). Further,… More »
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Islam

Visiting a Mosque - I know many people do not enter Churches. Does the same apply to Mosques? More »
Why No Jewish Burqa? - With all the attention given by the media recently to the Arab mode of dress, I was wondering why, in fact, orthodox Jewish women aren't dressed similar to Arab women with a burqa or niqab robe that covers the face… More »
Spin-off Religions - It was suggested to me the other day that all religions are a spin-off from Judaism. Is this true? More »
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Other Religions

Status of Baptized Jew - Someone I know went through many stages in her life. At a point she converted to Christianity and was quite active in her Church. Today, however, she has been having doubts and is beginning to consider returning to Judaism. But… More »
Wearing Red Thread - On our recent trip to Israel we noticed at several sacred locations that there were ladies selling red threads, to be worn on one’s wrist. I believe it was claimed to ward off the “evil eye”. I tend to be… More »
Tai Chi - I recently took a class in Tai Chi, which focused a lot on an unseen force flowing in the universe and through the body they call "Chi," which can be focused for health and self-defense. Is this concept consistent with… More »
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Bnei Noach

What Does a Noahide Actually Do? - I grew up a believing Christian but after years of research I have come to believe in the God of Israel. I view myself today as a Noahide. (There are several reasons why it wouldn’t be feasible for me to… More »
Eating a Limb from a Live Animal - I was recently discussing the Noahide Laws with a non-Jewish coworker. She was quite receptive to the notion of universal commandments, that God has mitzvot for all humanity and rewards them in kind. One of them, however, struck her as… More »
Seven Laws of Noah - I love the Jewish people and have enjoyed reading the many spiritual thoughts on your website. I want to draw closer to God, but from what I’ve read it is a very big commitment to convert. I don’t think I… More »
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Interfaith Relations

Funeral of Non-Jew - Can one go to a funeral of a non-Jew? More »
Waging War Against Canaan - In 2009, when Israel went into Gaza and killed a lot of people, I was discussing religion with one of my friends, and he said that in the Torah, God told us to go out and murder people that we… More »
Pope John Paul's Visit to Israel - I followed eagerly the news of Pope John Paul II's historic five-day visit to Israel in 2000. While the visit seemed very positive, I heard some criticism from Jewish groups about the fact that the Pope did not apologize for… More »
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