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Old Jan 18, '17, 1:57 pm
Todd977 Todd977 is offline
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Default Re: Two Jewish Questions

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2: Do Jews pray to saints? Would a Jewish person ask Elijah to pray for them for example?
According to the Wikipedia article on "Intercession of saints," some Jews, such as Chasidic Jews, do/would and some Jews, such as Orthodox Jews, do not/would not.
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HowkeCotchmeEye HowkeCotchmeEye is offline
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According to the Wikipedia article on "Intercession of saints," some Jews, such as Chasidic Jews, do/would and some Jews, such as Orthodox Jews, do not/would not.
A Chasidic Jew is an Orthodox Jew.

Think of it like: Christian > Catholic > Dominican

Jewish > Orthodox > Chasidic

That's not perfect, of course (I know a lot of Catholics would say there is no distinction between Christian and Catholic because Catholicism IS the Christian church, etc etc.) but that's the best I can do!
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It's important to remember that we don't consider people disadvantaged by not being Jews (it's certainly not what the concept of 'chosen people' is about), a Christian or Muslim has as much hope for the 'World to Come' as we have and nobody is doomed for not wanting to be a Jew. We don't share Christian concepts of 'original sin' and 'salvation'.

Since we don't think people are doomed for not being Jewish, there's no equivalent to the Christian or Muslim belief in a need for others to 'accept Christ' or 'accept Islam.'



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Just curious do you ask others to pray for you, in this life I mean?
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Just curious do you ask others to pray for you, in this life I mean?
Not the person you were asking, but I wanted to share this piece from the Judaism 101 website:
Most of our prayers are expressed in the first person plural, "us" instead of "me," and are recited on behalf of all of the Jewish people. This form of prayer emphasizes our responsibility for one another and our interlinked fates.

In Judaism, prayer is largely a group activity rather than an individual activity. Although it is permissible to pray alone and it fulfills the obligation to pray, you should generally make every effort to pray with a group, short of violating a commandment to do so.
I'm sure that some Jews do ask others to pray for them, but I think usually they're praying in a group, as a whole.
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