I am really finding this disrespectful. I went to Temple on Friday night. A man came in carrying a "Jewish New Testament". He was a Messianic Jew. Now I have no issue with him coming to service, but why bring the NT when he knew this was not a Messianic synagogue? I just found it a little disrespectful of him to do that.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by elananme at 10:52 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 10:54 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by Petie at 10:59 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Messianic Jews really do consider themselves to be Jewish. I understand why you were insulted.
There is some interesting commentary, and great links, on the website from the Union for Reform Judaism: http://urj.org/worship/wisdom/messianics/
Answer by rkoloms at 11:09 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:40 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:42 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
If he is just carrying it on his person no. If he's using it to try to preach to others yes.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:50 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
I agree with SalemWitchChild. I see no harm in just carrying it. I would see a problem if he were to try to start "converting" people with it. But I don't normally notice what book a person is holding. If someone came to Mass holding some other religious book I probably wouldn't even take notice unless they started preaching to everyone.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 11:59 AM on Sep. 6, 2009
Answer by lawla at 9:47 PM on Sep. 7, 2009