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Concerning Explanations of Religious Groups and Traditions
When we are not familiar with a certain culture, whether that be ethnic, religious, societal, political, etc., our first impression is to categorize that culture from a monolithic viewpoint—to see its beliefs and its people from a ‘black and white’ perspective e.g. “all X are the same”. It is human nature to engender stereotypes and to assign labels to those stereotypes, because this is how we differentiate one experience from another. However, both Judaism and Christianity are very diverse, and there are many traditions, interpretations of Scripture, fundamental beliefs, and practices that are as nuanced as the people themselves.
I personally was raised as a Christian, with exposure to a number of different denominations, each with its own particular worldview. Though I am studying all the time for informational purposes, I have very little experience with Talmudic Judaism; I do not claim to be an expert, nor is the purpose of this website to present a ‘perfect’ halachah (halachah means ‘walk’ in Hebrew and refers to one’s practice of tradition or way of life).
As a Judeo-Christian, my halachah is the relationship I have with the living, active presence of YHWH through the Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth by the power of His Holy Spirit who lives inside of all believers that receive Him. On this website, I will pull from various Christian and Jewish traditions that I find helpful to connect us with Biblical faith. In explaining some of these traditions, I may speak stereotypically to provide context and clarity; simply understand that it is a great wide world, and we are all limited in our view.