Essay on My Interview with a Jewish Friend

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Introduction of the religion The religion I decided to do this interview on is Judaism. I have always been interested in this religion and was ready to learn more. One of the three great monotheistic world religions, Judaism began as the faith of the ancient Hebrews, and its sacred text is the Hebrew Bible, particularly the Torah. Fundamental to Judaism is the belief that the people of Israel are God's chosen people, who must serve as a light for other nations. God made a covenant first with Abraham, then renewed it with Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. The worship of Yahweh (God) was centered in Jerusalem from the time of David.

The destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem by the Babylonians (586 BC) and the subsequent
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People who know nothing about this religion gets all upset when I mention I am a Jew.
9. Is their any other language that your religion requires you to speak?
Answer: when I was brought up I had to learn Hebrew. Now that was a challenge.
10. Would you ever try to convert someone from a different religion to your religion? If so, how?
Answer: I would not try to convert anyone to my religion. I would, however, inform them of the greatness of being Jewish.
The interview was great and the gentleman I interviewed my me feel very interested in his religion.
Compared to Christianity Of the major world religions, Christianity and Judaism are likely the most similar. Christianity and Judaism both believe in one God who is almighty, omniscient, omnipresent, eternal, and infinite. Both religions believe in a God who is holy, righteous, and just, while at the same time loving, forgiving, and merciful. Christianity and Judaism share the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) as the authoritative Word of God, although Christianity includes the New Testament as well. Both Christianity and Judaism believe in the existence of heaven, the eternal dwelling place of the righteous, and hell, the eternal dwelling place of the wicked. Christianity and Judaism have basically the same ethical code, commonly known today as Judeo-Christian. Both Judaism and Christianity teach that God has a special plan for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.