In a personal reflection of 1100 words, address the following:
What are some misunderstandings that Jews and Christians may have about each other?
How can a study of Judaism help to overcome those misunderstandings?
Reflect on several ways in which the contemporary nation state of Israel may be viewed by various Christian communities.
Investigating Judaism Name Institutional Affiliation Investigating Judaism Although Christianity and Judaism have a common history, values and teachings, there exist differences between the two religions in terms of rituals, beliefs, and life-cycle and holiday observances. The differences may be regarded as being insignificant by people who do not understand the two religions clearly, but in the real sense, there exists a great deal of variation in values, beliefs, and practices (Adelman, 2010). The two religions have misconceptions and stereotypes about the religious beliefs of each other. The central theological misunderstanding between the two religions is their interpretations of life and death. Christianity centers on the life and death of Jesus, who is the Messiah as prophesied by various prophets like the Prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament. They believe that Christ died to redress the sins of humanity and he resurrected from death and was existing in the lives of the believers. Christianity views Jesus as the Child of God, who reveals all the truth about His father to the people. On the other hand, Jews do not regard Jesus as the prophes