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My name is Christopher (I go by the name of Chris). I am a Jew, and not a Jew from conversion, but born a Jew. I have met other Jews with the same name. My Hebrew name is Mashiach. Both names have the same meaning - of the Messiah (and NOT follower of Christ). Christoper, Christan, and Christina are all names that are perfectly acceptable as Jewish names. ...


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Famously Rabbi Akiva thought that Bar Kochba was the Messiah but I don't know whether Bar Kochba claimed that title for himself.


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Here is a list of a number of people who made the claim. Here is some info on historical records of one earlier claimant. The linked website quotes this text from Josephus: There was an Egyptian false prophet that did the Jews more mischief than the former; for he was a cheat, and pretended to be a prophet also, and got together thirty thousand men ...


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Jews do not believe there's anything special about the Christian scriptures because they make claims counter to torah (like that God would abandon the covenant he made with Jews and impose new surprise requirements later). God's torah is true, and any other document that contradicts it therefore doesn't reflect God's truth. For why one of their most ...


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The "Old" testament, whilst containing partly a history of recorded events and also writings of psalms etc. is primarily written by Prophets of G-d. It is part of our "tradition" that prophecy ended with Malachi, who is in the "old" testament. Anything after that is not "divine" and if it claims to contain prophecies, these are always considered false. This ...


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There are multiple reasons, far too many to explain in a simple answer. It mostly has to do with various new-testament proofs, that are either not proofs, or were not prophesized to be proofs. There are several important inconsistencies as well that are problematic from a jewish perspective (not just orthodox). One of those is that mashiach needs to be ...


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Christians believe that Jesus was the Moshiach (Messiah), and that he will return to life at some point in time. However, one of the things that the Moshiach will do is eliminate war. Since Jesus did not do this, he could not have been the Moshiach. Since the New Testament claims that he was the Moshiach, to Orthodox Jews, this invalidates the entire New ...


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The second quote is based on the Sermon of the Mount, from the Christian gospel book of Matthew (5:17). As to the first quote, the Soncino writes that "There is no passage in any known Gospel that a son and daughter inherit alike." Modern religious (eg., Steinsaltz) and academic scholars understand the philosopher living near Imma Shalom, who is quoted in ...


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JPS Tanakh 1917: And God spoke all these words, saying: I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. For Jews specifically, this should be the number one thought. It is so important Daniel refused the king's meat, and the 3 young men refused to bow to the ...


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No, (it may not be considered proper by some, but) there is no such specific restriction. There are several cases in the Tanach in which even "Gdolei Hador" have worked in various places, from Yaacov at Lavan's, Yosef at Pharaoh's palace and onward... When talking about a Mosque or a Church, one should know that there is a din restricting entrance to a ...


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i will answer you without citing very many sources, because to try and cite them, and then try to put them in context, and compare them to other sources, would be a dissertation and may be information overload. So let's start with some of the simpler things that do not get involved with theology: First, Lucifer is never mentioned in the Bible, in the ...



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