December 10, 2021

Rabbi Yehiel E. Poupko in National Catholic Reporter, Dec. 2021

Christianity is a religion. Judaism is not just a religion. It is much more. We the Jewish people are a family that became a faith and remained a family. In the words of a Catholic theologian, for Judaism the sequence is, "I belong, I do, I believe."; for Christianity, the sequence is, "I believe, I do, I belong."  Thus, one is born a Jew, but one becomes a Christian.