What is the difference between Christianity and Judaism?



How to Explain Judaism to a Christian Child

Steps

  1. Tell your child that Judaism is the religion that believes in one God.They DON'T worship idols or people.
  2. Tell your child that Abraham became the first Jew by making a covenant with God.
  3. Tell your child that both Jews and Christians are children of Abraham (as are Muslims and Baha'is).
  4. Tell you child that while Christians believe that Lord Jesus is the holiest person who ever lived, (because they also believe he is the son of God) Jews believe that Moses was their greatest prophet, because God gave the law to the Jewish people through him (however, Judaism is not centered on Moses in the same way Christianity is centered on Jesus Christ).
  5. Tell your child that Judaism was the religion that Jesus had belonged to, when he was on Earth.
  6. Tell your child that Jewish people worship the same god as Christians do, but do not believe the Messiah has come, like the Christians do.
  7. Tell your child that while Christians call the first part of the Holy Bible, The Old Testament, the Jews call it the Torah.Emphasize that it is the same book and that Christianity came from Judaism.
  8. Tell your child that while Christians worship on Sundays at church, Jews worship on Saturdays in a synagogue.
  9. Tell your child that while Christians eat whatever they want, Jews follow a special set of dietary laws called "kosher."
  10. Tell your child about parallel holidays or rituals between Christians & Jews.For example, Jews celebrate Hanukkah while Christians celebrate Christmas; Jews celebrate Passover, while Christians celebrate Easter, etc.
  11. Tell your child that while Christians have their babies Baptized, Jews have a baby naming ceremony for boys called a Brit Milah and naming ceremony for girls called a Zevad Bat.
  12. Tell your child that instead of Communion and Confirmation, Jewish boys have Upsherins and Bar Mitzvahs, while Jewish girls have first candle lighting ceremonies, and Bat Mitzvahs.

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  • Question
    Do Jewish people believe in Jesus being God's son?
    wikiHow Contributor
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    Jewish people only believe that Jesus is God's son in the sense that we are all children of God. They do not believe that He is God's only begotten son, as Christians do.
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  • Question
    What does sunset mean to Judaism?
    Sam Stanley
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    It's the start of the next day. We use the lunar calendar, so days start at sunset.
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  • Question
    Do the Jews have anyone in their religion that they think is more important than Jesus?
    Community Answer
    In Judaism, Moses is the greatest Prophet, but, they believe that when the Messiah comes, he will be greater than Moses.
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  • Question
    Why do Christians worship God on Sunday, or where did they get that Sunday is the day of worship?
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    Christians worship on Sundays in celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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  • Question
    If Judaism does not believe that Jesus was the Messiah, doesn't that mean Jesus wasn't a Jew?
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    Community Answer
    Jesus was a Jew, since he was born into a Jewish family and observed the Jewish laws. The Jewish faith says that Jesus wasn't really wasn't the messiah promised in the scriptures. Some to this day are still waiting for the messiah, although he already came and will come again. Just because they didn't believe that Jesus was the messiah doesn't mean he wasn't a Jew.
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  • Question
    Does the Jewish religion believe in an afterlife?
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    Some do, some do not. Those that do believe in an "Olam Habah," or "a world to come" where they will be close to God, similar to Christian heaven.
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  • Question
    Will Jews go to heaven?
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    Community Answer
    Yes, they will, assuming they lead good lives.
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    Why is Judaism so important?
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    Judaism was established after the heads of the Jewish people feared that the exiles would disperse and disconnect the people from the Torah and its commandments. Before the term Judaism was born, the Jewish people were just identified by their adherence to the Instruction [Torah] of Moses [Mosheh] and its commandments and their details. Why is it important? To the extent that it gives a person many external means and wisdom by which to connect to God.
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  • Question
    What's the difference between Judaism and Christianity?
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    Judaism and Christianity worship the same God. However, the big shot in Judaism is Moses and the big shot in Christianity is Jesus. Jews don't believe the Messiah has arrived yet and Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah and will come twice. Also, Judaism has 613 laws that the Orthodox try to keep, whereas Christianity doesn't follow any set of rules.
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    Did Jews view Jesus as a false prophet?
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    Most Jews of Jesus day viewed Him as a Prophet sent from God but they did not believe He was the Messiah, the one Prophesied to save them from their sins. Jesus' disciples however knew He was the Son of God from Heaven.
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  • After you teach your child about Judaism, you may want to tell him/her about other faiths as well.
  • Encourage your child to have friends from the Jewish faith.
  • If your child (or you) still has questions on Judaism, make an appointment to speak with a rabbi at a local synagogue, temple or Jewish community center.
  • You might want to consider buying The Jewish Book of Why and/or The Jewish Book of Why for Children, both excellent resources for questions on Judaism.

Warnings

  • Try to avoid summing up the differences between Judaism & Christianity by saying that a Jewish person is someone who doesn't believe in Jesus, because you may inadvertently cause your child to become bigoted towards his/her Jewish peers.





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