Dear, Rabbi Shalom. I am cathloic and wanting to convert over to being Jewish what is the difference between being Jewish than cathloic? And what are the steps that I have to take to convert over? Toda. Marijane
Dear Rabbi Lauffer, Thank you for responding to my question. But I was not talking about the claims of Jesus being the messiah or not. My question is simply "why does a jewish person cease being jewish if he believes the teachings of Jesus?" There are some fairly odd (from a non-jewish perspective) groups among jewish people through history from the spiritualists to those who are in all respects "agnostics". Yet they all remain acceptably jewish. But let a "jewish" man accept the teachings of Jesus, and somehow *poof* he is no longer a jewish man. If his family finds out, then he can be disowned and shunned, even if he still worships in the synagogue and follows all the religious duties. This is strange is it not? Have a great day! Brad Johnson
tRabbi Laufer, thank you for answering my question about lilith. Putting lilith into google gets some interesting results. Are any of these ideas jewish? A non jewsih friend had to do a report for school, and brought this up. they used info from the google search, but I couldn’t tell her if it was Christian or jewish based info. Thx.