Jewish America

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A highly industrialized place like America where everybody is living a fast-paced life will probably influence anyone, even the most spiritual people on earth.

It is no wonder why immigrants are expected to adapt than to hold on to their traditions. The best example is that the American Jews.

Let’s take a look at the impact of American culture to the Jews living in the Usa.

Identity and Religion

Jews are always associated with Judaism as this is their religion like Islam to Muslims.

According to a survey done by Pew Research Center, one in five Jews describes themselves as non-religious or doesn’t have any religion at all.

Jew immigrants have brought their traditions and culture together. However, today’s generation today relies more on educational institutions to teach history to their children. This is why it’s no surprise when religion and other traditional practices are changed, if not entirely gone. To remedy this, parents frequently go on kosher tours and Jewish themed vacations to at least give their children a glimpse of their habit.

But even so, they’re still proud of their Jewish descendants. It’s just that they are living in a contemporary world where often than not, certain practices are no longer implemented.

But one can’t experience real happiness if they can’t experience sadness and mourning.

In Irving Greenberg’s book Jewish Valves And The Changing American Ethic, he discusses how American civilization widely accepts happiness in the sense that they almost deny the existence of death.

“He looks like he’s still alive.” Or”He’s settled okay.” — Those phrases alone manifest the way American culture denies death and mourning. But in Judaism, funerals are ceremonial yet remain very natural. There is not any embalming and cremation as they believe that the body needs to go back to the ground where they belong just the way they are. Additionally, the burial must be carried out whenever possible.

But American Jews nowadays are slowly adapting to the American method of mourning and even do cremation also.

Intermarriage

Traditionally, intermarriage between Gentiles and Jews wasn’t allowed. However, following the migration to America, intermarriage was gradually accepted.

Now, intermarriage is now widely accepted in Jewish society. Rabbis and other Jewish scholars are afraid that the tolerance of intermarriage can lead to the extinction of their American-Jewish community.

As stated earlier, most Jews now claim to be non-religious. Most of the atheist Jews are involved an intermarriage and interfaith marriage.

In a poll done by Pew Research Center, 37 percent of intermarried Jews said that they’re not exposing their kids to Jewish traditions at all.

Nobody can tell if intermarriage has an impact of lessening the spiritual Jews in America, however, the numbers are evidence that it can be the reason after all.

This is why Rabbis and Jewish parents want their kids to be exposed to their Jewish roots. One great way is via celebrating holidays and vacations through kosher touring. With this, Jewish children will have the chance to take part in interactive Jewish programs and be exposed to their own heritage.

Who was Christ the man

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As Jesus was approaching the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His Apostles an unusual question:”Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” They claimed they had heard people say that He was”John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, and even one of the prophets.” (Matthew 16:13, 14) Notice that the titles were of deceased people. It was essentially an elevation of reincarnation. Rather than looking at the prospect of a uniquely living individual, individuals focused on the past and its possible influence on the present. There had been some speculation that Jesus could be the long awaited Christ, the Messiah, but it was more of a possibility than a statement of truth. It was almost like a poll taken by the liberal faction of the Jewish religionist. (Even now, polls often reflect the pollster and his pre-determined political leaning, rather than the actual consensus of the people.) I wonder if Jesus was a little surprised by the result of His inquiry. Jesus then hones in on what really matters:”But who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15, 16)

I wonder how many of His Apostles had publicly declared who Jesus actually was. Since Jesus’ ministry gained momentum, He seemed to shield His identity due to the direction the crowds were carrying. People were more concerned with miracles, signs, and wonders. Jesus realized that when the multitudes believed He was the Messiah, they would revert to their preconceived notion that the Christ would deliver them from Roman rule.

When is the last time we simply meditated on who Jesus is? When is the last time we concentrated on His personage, rather than the miracles? When is the last time we dwelt on His attributes, instead of about the benefits we received from Him? Let’s spend a day just pondering about who Jesus is, and when we do, let us display to others the Jesus we’ve grown to know.

(Matthew 16:17) The Apostle Paul said that the Gospel he proclaimed was not a result of someone instructing him or of hearing it from a individual, but through revelation from God Himself. (Galatians 1:11-15) TRUTH IS REVEALED FROM THE HEART UPWARD, NOT FROM THE HEAD DOWNWARD. It’s not horizontal, but vertical disclosure that solidifies the Believer. When we reverse the procedure, we open the door to potentially misinterpreting God’s Word. When we start in the mind, our feelings and emotions will have a strong influence. When Paul received revelation, he did not”confer with flesh and blood,” but obediently acted without hesitation. (Galatians 1:16) How many of us have questioned our own activities? 1 moment we’re convinced of the validity of our actions, and in a short time we question if we are doing the right thing. When we act as a result of head knowledge, we will most likely question some of our activities. May the Holy Spirit show God’s Word and, when He does, let us pursue life without a rear view mirror!

Myths about islam

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Now, freedom of religion remains a fundamental right in the United States. But, religious persecution and discrimination are increasing at an alarming rate with Islamophobia taking a substantial toll on the Muslim community.

Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are commonly referred to as the Abrahamic religions given that these religions all worship the god of Abraham. Given language differences, God is called by several names, yet they are the same. Followers of the three faiths believe that there are prophets that God has sent to teach the people. It might surprise some people to learn that Muslims believe Jesus will return. Islamic texts state that Jesus will return on the Day of Judgment when he will destroy the anti-Christ.

Muslims Projected to be Second-Largest U.S. Religion

In 2016, there were 3.3 million Muslims residing in the United States, or approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population. Moreover, Muslims are projected to become the second-largest religious group in the U.S. by 2040. What’s more, by 2050, Muslims are estimated to include 2.1 percent of the total U.S. population – about 8.1 million people.

10 Myths About Muslims

Myth #1: Muslims Do Not Believe in Jesus

Myth #2: Many Muslims Are Arabs

Myth #3: Muslims Worship a Moon-God

Hint #4: Islam Oppresses Women

Myth #5: Islam Is Intolerant of Other Faiths

Myth #6: Islam Promotes”Jihad” to Spread Islam by the Sword and Kill All Unbelievers

Myth #7: Islamic Prayer Is Merely a Ritualized Performance With No Meaning

What a lot of folks don’t understand is that Jesus has a central and an inimitable role to play in the Muslim faith. Muslims faithfully believe that Jesus was a prophet who was given an outstanding message – the gospel (injil) to share with people. This message both supported what was instructed in the Torah and foreseen at the coming of Prophet Muhammad. But while Muslims adopt the belief that Jesus was a servant, teacher, and devotee of God’s Word, they do not accept as true that he was divine or the son of God.

The Quran references Jesus, or Isa, twenty-five times. The Quran says that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and is”high honored in this and the next world.” Islamic thoughts concerning Jesus contrasts from Christian lessons, notwithstanding, however, we additionally share numerous basic convictions: the virgin birth of Jesus to Mary, deep regard for the key of God, love for Jesus, and an ability to profit from his life since we search for joy with God.

Muslims do revere Jesus as an important prophet, although Muslims don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God. This represents a significant gap between Muslim and Christian views of Jesus, yet Jesus remains an important figure in the Muslim religion.

There have been lots of issues and conflicts that have sadly existed between Christians and Muslims over the centuries and will continue to exist, as the close relationship and theological bonds were abandoned under the pressures and priorities of modern politics.

In response to this dramatic increase in religious intolerance and, religious discrimination, organizations such as the National Alliance for Religious Tolerance have been established to attract people from various faith communities together to combat this alarming trend.

ONLive Streams’ mission is to help debunk the myths and truths surrounding the a variety of interfaith customs practiced by the major world religions in our regional communities. ONLive Streams’ religious tolerance initiative removes the need to attend an interfaith house of worship. ONLive Streams overcomes this barrier by providing a live-streaming solution so people from different faith communities can get an insider’s perspective into the world’s greatest religious institutions, practices, and traditions.

Eating Carrots

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Well somebody did and now we’ve got carrots. Carrots are a terrific source of vitamin A; one medium carrot can provide double the daily recommended value.

Low in fat, cholesterol free and low in sodium carrots make for a excellent snack and healthful addition to meals. Salads can readily be garnished with carrot strips made by pealing clean dry carrots using a potato peeler. If you set the carrot strips in the microwave for 30 seconds with a tablespoon of water it is simple to curl the strips for additional flair. This is a wonderful way to introduce carrots to young kids.

To make carrots additional enticing to picky eaters attempt serving carrot flowers. Run a fork length wise down a peeled carrot and slice 1/2 inch pieces width wise.

While buying carrots search for carrots which are bright orange to orange-red in colour. The shirts should be a rich dark green with no yellowing around the edges. Once home trimming the green shirts then rinse and drain the carrots and store in a large sealed plastic bag. Carrots will keep in the vegetable drawer of the fridge for up to three weeks. When the carrots start to become limp they’re getting old and must be used immediately or substituted with fresh carrots.