Why Abraham is important to Jewish people today?
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Asked in History of Judaism
Why do the Jews still use the Star of David as their symbol today?
Asked in Holocaust, Judaism
What is the current status of the Jewish people today?
Asked in Judaism
How is it important to Jewish people today that Isaac sacraficed his son?
It was Abraham who was called upon to sacrifice his son (Genesis ch.22). But Isaac's life was spared when, at the last moment, God told Abraham that he may desist. The ongoing significance has been the Jewish readiness for devotion and self-sacrifice. As for Isaac specifically, it designates his children as the ritual heirs of a continuing relationship with the Divine whereas Ishmael (while having numerous offspring) was not so entitled.
By what kind of people was Hanukkah first celebrated?
Asked in Tanakh and Talmud, Moses
Why the story of moses and the 10 plagues is so important to the Jewish people of today?
Where did the ancient Hebrews call home?
Asked in Judaism, New Testament
What author in the Bible is not Jewish?
Christian Answer: There are probably many of them, but three come to mind right away: Moses, Paul and Titus. Moses was born of a man and woman of the tribe of "Levi," making him a "Levite." Paul writes: "...I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin." (Rom.11:1) Which makes him a "Benjaminite." Titus, of course, was a "Greek." (Gal.2:3) Jewish answer: All writers of the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh) were Jewish. Even Moses. Among Jewish people today, the modern term Jewish refers to anyone descended from Abraham through Isaac. It originally referred only to people of the tribe of Judah, but that distinction is not followed in Jewish tradition.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
How do people who are Jewish practice their religion today?
Asked in Judaism
Where did the Jewish originally come from?
Abraham spent most of his life in what is today Iraq but he also journeyed the whole middle east and spent some time in Israel. The Jewish people did not become a nation till they descended to slavery in Egypt with a total of 70 descendants of Abraham and after about 200 hundred years of slavery they left Egypt and went to Israel at wich point they numbered many thousands.