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Jewishnet: A Facebook for Jews
Sandra Mergulhão
Published: 24.09.13, 15:16
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1. Are they accepting Messianic Jews?
BM ,   Israel   (09.24.13)
They would never represent the Christian Jewish community.
2. Make Lemonade
Christy ,   Boston, US   (09.24.13)
I'm a Christian and am in fellowship with Messianic believers. The Messianic Jews I know are more fervent in their support of Israel, in studying Jewish history, learning Hebrew, celebrating Jewish holidays, etc. than the non-Messianic Jews I know. --- Some say they were never interested in being Jewish as much until they became Messianic believers. So, I understand why Messianic Jews would want to be able to join a 'Jewish facebook'. To me, it seems natural. To other Jews, it does not. --- In case Messianic believers aren't allowed - start one for Messianic Jews. ("When life gives you lemons make lemonade.") I understand this may not be what you want but it can be done and may meet a need.
3. This is exactly the problem with most Messianic Jews
BM ,   Israel   (09.24.13)
I know, they are trying too much to be like the Jews instead of educating them as to their Messiah and saviour Jesus Christ,instead, many of them unconciously follows the false ways of Judaism.
4. This is "russianbook" not Jewishbook
justanobservation ,   notmatter   (09.24.13)
clicking on the english tab on the website does nothing so it is intended for russian speaking Jews only. If they want to increase usage then turn the site into english with Hebrew enabled.
5. 1, 2, & 3
Amichai ,   Huntsville, US   (09.25.13)
There is no such thing as a "Messianic Jew", a "jew" who believes in Jesus is a "Christian". Sorry, you can't cloak yourself in the guise of Jews to undermine Judaism without me calling you out. If you want a Christian Facebook, talk to Christian Mingle, they might could accomadate.
6. Re:5
Christy ,   Boston, US   (09.25.13)
One term they use for themselves is Messianic Jew. I meant no offense to anyone who dislikes that term - however, it's descriptive because most seem to know what it means. --- The Messianic Jews I know don't claim to follow Rabbinic Judaism - but they claim to be Jews in the same way Atheist Jews- who reject all Jewish beliefs- claim to be. --- Personally, I dislike Christian Labels. I prefer someone just state they're Christian.
7. #5 Is the proof we should indeed separate ourselves from the
BM ,   Israel   (09.25.13)
Jews, we should feel superior and patronize them into accepting Christianity.
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