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i need some facts on Judaism

so i'm writing an informal essay on Leopold Bloom (a character in the book Ulysses) and he's Jewish. the monologue i picked to pick apart was one where he was talking about reading a pamphlet that was passed to him on the blood of the lamb and being saved. I know Jewish people dont believe in Jesus Christ as the son of God, but i've heard conflicting stories like they dont believe in the afterlife, they do believe in the afterlife, they dont believe in Satan... im not allowed to do formal research but i can talk to people so thats why i came here! im sorry if i sound rude im not trying to be!

 
aliciatron

Asked by aliciatron at 5:01 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well, Jews believe Jesus is not the messiah. They do not believe God incarnates as a human and they also don't believe that one human can die for another persons 'sins.' Judaism is based on study of the Torah (first five books of the Hebrew Bible ). Believing specific information in the Torah, you would be unable to accept all of the Christian ideas about Jesus.

    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:50 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • There are different branches of Judaism but for the most part Judaism does include belief in the afterlife and DOES NOT include a belief of Satan. The theories of afterlife just differ from a Christian outlook and Judaism does not concentrate on the afterlife, it concentrates more on how you live your life.

    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • can you explain more please :] someone gave me the rundown once and i thought it was very interesting but since i didnt have to write a paper on it i wasnt taking notes :]
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 5:22 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I am not Jewish BTW. I have a strong interest in Judaism is all. Do you have a more specific question about any of it? ( maybe until a Jewish mom can answer some for ya :) )
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:23 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • why dont people of Jewish faith believe in Jesus?

    here is the monologue i have to pick apart: Are you saved? All are washed in the blood of the lamb. God wants blood victim. Birth, hymen, martyr, war, foundation of a building, sacrifice, kidney burntoffering, druids' alters. Elijah is coming. Dr John Alexander Dowie, restorer of the church in Zion, is coming. Paying game. Torry and Alexander last year. Polygamy. His wife will put the stopper on that. Where was that ad some Birmingham firm the luminous crucifix. Our Savior. Wake up in the dead of night and see him on the wall, hanging. Pepper's ghost idea. Iron Nails Ran In.
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 5:28 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • God specifically tell Moses in Exodus that "each man dies for his own sin:" Accepting this, means that Jesus could not have died for anyones sins.
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Bloom was saying the stuff in the monologue, right? And he is Jewish. I am not sure is it supposed to be him saying  " Are you saved?......"

    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 5:58 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • he was reading a pamphlet that someone from the YMCA handed him, and it said that
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 5:59 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • it said are you saved and washed in the blood of the lamb, the rest he made up. the crucifix he was referring to had phosphorus in it so it would glow.... i know it makes no sense taken just from that part!
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 6:00 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • So you are needing to know why Judaism conflicts with the " Are you saved and washed in the blood of the lamb" stuff, right?
    hannahwill

    Answer by hannahwill at 6:05 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

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