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  1. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    It brings us closer to Hashem.
  2. Open Heart

    where Judaism and Christianity agree

    Our will works in concert with God's grace to remain obedient.
  3. Open Heart

    where Judaism and Christianity agree

    It's a cooperative effort. We repent, God forgives. Simple.
  4. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    Daniel was actually written during the Maccabean War.
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    Who were the Philistines?

    No they aren't.
  6. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    Daniel is not considered a prophet by Jews. The book is placed in the section known as The Writings, not the Prophets.
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    Who were the Philistines?

    There is no relationship at all between the Philistines, who were an aegian people, and the modern Palestinians, who are arabs.
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    Why I became a Jew

    Christianity has nothing to do with the Essenes.
  9. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    "The vast majority of Jews, of course, don’t believe in this kind of thing and don’t practice the kaporos. They view it for what it is: a bizarre piece of medieval superstition that arose during Europe’s Dark Ages" https://www.earthintransition.org/2012/09/animal-sacrifice-and-the-day-of-atonement/
  10. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    Kaparot is controversial.
  11. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    It is unlawful to make a sacrifice anywhere except the temple in jerusalem. When it is rebuilt, sacrifices will resume.
  12. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    The Essenes were a heretical Jewish sect. They were not Christians. YOu are really making stuff up out of whole cloth.
  13. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    You are talking about the Essenes, which were a HERETICAL group, and which died out long ago. My point is that even as heretics, they diligently observed the Shabbat, ate only kosher food, etc.
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    Thief on the cross - forgiven how?

    If he is one and inseparable, it makes no sense to then say each. You can only say each if there is more than one.
  15. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    Yes, they did, with the exception of the sacrificial laws. But shabbat, kashrut, etc? These they were very big on.
  16. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    The quote never said that they offered sacrifice. PLease read the quote again, as it is accurate.
  17. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    This is just one historical inaccuracy after another. I don't even know where to begin. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Essene "Like the Pharisees, the Essenes meticulously observed the Law of Moses, the sabbath, and ritual purity. They also professed belief in immortality and divine...
  18. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    Oh come on. The only reason you are interested in the weeks of Daniel is that you can force squeeze the timeline to be around the time of Jesus crucifixion. And please, don't confuse the issue by bringing up Essene nonsense. NO ONE in these forums is an Essene.
  19. Open Heart

    Daniel 9

    We basically reiterate to you that Jesus cannot be the messiah, since he didn't fulfill all the messianic prophecies.
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    Why I became a Jew

    If you are only wanting to talk to people who agree with you, why come onto this forum?
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