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Reply To: Did any of the similarities or differences between Christian and Jewish theology surprise you? If so, which/why?

Madeline Hall

I find Jewish theology absolutely fascinating. Going to Israel with Passages, it was one of my favorite things to be able to speak to the Jewish community in how they view themselves and their relationship with God. I find it particularly fascinating that the motivation of seeking to follow Yaweh, the one true God, is that they believe they are God’s chosen people and thus they must. The motivation is not fear of punishment, but rather out of their chosen-ness. The question of motivation on why we choose to follow a relationship with God is particularly fascinating to me, and I would love to dive deeper into the motivation behind different Christian communities of faith.