Skip to main content

There are no “Judeos”

A Misleading Hyphen

Some people, including American politicians who want to sound “inclusive” and do not want to offend Jews, have taken the Latin term Judaeus and melded it with “Christian” to describe a so-called “Judeo-Christian” tradition or heritage.

While there are many Christians in the world, there are no “Judeos.” The accurate phrase should be “Jewish and Christian” traditions or heritages, without a hyphen.

Each faith community has many religious streams; there is no one single “Jewish tradition” or “Christian tradition,” and there is certainly not a “Judeo-Christian” one.

Source: Christians & Jews Faith to Faith: Tragic History, Promising Present, Fragile Future

By Rabbi James Rudin © 2011; Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock, VT; p. 6.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Do Not Say RAQA! - Yeshua on Anger (Part 2)

In the last blog, we covered the first part of Yeshua’s lesson on Anger -- An Angry Person Should be Tried in Court like a Murderer – keep in mind that “anger” is the focus of Yeshua’s lesson.
“Whoever says to a brother, ‘RAKA,’ shall be answerable to the Sanhedrin.” [i]
Yeshua reveals that the seriousness of the offense has become greater by elevating the crime to the next highest court – the Sanhedrin. It is the highest court in the nation and would be the equivalent of our Supreme Court. What makes this offense more serious than murder, to keep things in the context established by Yeshua? It is because of what the angry person said out of anger – “RAKA!”
RAKA is the English transliteration of the Greek word found in the ancient manuscripts of Matthew. Interestingly, the Greek word is also a transliteration of a Hebrew word into Greek. Keep in mind that when a translator working on a translation of a Greek manuscript transliterates a Greek word, he only finds the closest equivalent En…

How can you say that his name wasn’t Jesus?

CLICK HERE
Let people know that you like The Real Yeshua Project by going to the Real Yeshua Facebook page and “LIKE IT” -- click here -- also please share it with your Friends!

Yeshua’s Torah Readings for Shabbat (February 4, 2017)

Yeshua’s Torah Readings for this Shabbat are:
Exodus 1:1-2:25 Isaiah 27:6 Ezekiel 16:1; 20
Download a PDF copy with our translation and footnotes at http://www.biblicalheritage.org/torah-reading-schedule-of-yeshua.html
If you find this information beneficial, please let me know by “Liking” the Real Yeshua Facebook Page -- click here .
Our work is funded by donations from individuals. Your support will help us do this work. For information about how to donate -- click here.
Shabbat Shalom!