What is the difference between Catholic and the Jewish religions?

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Im doing a project for religion and I need to find out the differences between to religions... It can be any religions so if you have anything on and two religions like essays etc. PLEASE EMAIL ME THEM A.S.A.P.! THANKS

-- JEN (JWSB99@hotmail.com), March 29, 2001


Please describe the research you have done so far and explain what you have already found on differences between two religions.
Do you know how to use an Internet search engine? Encyclopedias online or in your local library?
Please tell us why you would like people here to prepare your project, rather than you yourself preparing it (if that is the case).
Don't you think that it would be especially appropriate that an assignment about religions be done in a wholly honest way by the very person who is going to earn the grade?
God bless you.

-- J. F. Gecik (jgecik@desc.dla.mil), March 29, 2001.

It depends on whether you mean traditional Catholicism and Judaism, or modern American Catholicism and Judaism. If you don't make this distinction in your own mind, then the answers you will get will be superficial to the point of meaninglessness. One difference, though, is the same in both cases: Judaism has no organized priesthood, so once a person becomes a rabbi he has just as much inherent authority as any other rabbi. This is also true of Protestant ministers in general; in both Protestanism and Judaism we have the doctrine of the "priesthood of all believers".

-- Larry Selk (recovnew@earthlink.net), April 02, 2001.


Hello, Larry.

It sounds as though someone has improperly led you to believe that the "priesthood of all believers" is not a Catholic doctrine. It most certainly is (and was for 1,500 years before Protestantism began).
Just a couple of weeks ago, I explained (and gave evidence for) this at the bottom of another thread. Please read it.

You slipped a couple of other times too in replying to Jen.
(1) You referred to "traditional Catholicism" and "modern American Catholicism." I can assure you that no such animals exist. There is only "Catholicism" -- as practiced for almost 2,000 years. Anything that falls short of it is not worthy of the name. It does not deserve to have adjectives (traditional, modern, American) attached to it.

(2) You stated that "Judaism has no organized priesthood." A look at the Old Testament shows that Judaism indeed has a priesthood (and a "chief priesthood"), though you might say that it is currently in a "suspended" state because of the absence of the Temple.

God bless you. Please visit us again.
Thanks. John

-- J. F. Gecik (jgecik@desc.dla.mil), April 02, 2001.

the jews do not recognize Jesus as the son of God, do not have a New Testament per se, believe in Kosher food, do not eat pork, their seder is basicaly our last supper. I suggest you try www.google.com and enter both jew and catholic and then compare the differences.

-- rose marie (bematoo@peoplepc.com), May 23, 2001.

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