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

Christina Sturgeon

Hi Ilona! I took a couple classes at a local synagogue in Northern VA and was intrigued with how much they stressed doing “good” things and helping the community yet the instructor didn’t point to the covenant or any power behind the good deeds. Instead, he mentioned how the world is in broken fragments and it’s our job to put the pieces back together. I was plagued with the “but how and why” given my base understanding of man as depraved. Different starting points made the conversation difficult; it was so natural/matter a fact for him that my question didn’t get a substantive answer.