Roughly ten years ago I found myself in a most baffling discussion with a young believer. In rapid fire succession came questions about Jews & Judaism as compared to Christians & Christianity - questions about when & how the Church bid farewell to the Jewishness of Jesus; and how it developed so many doctrines & traditions that were, in many instances, diametrically opposed to what the ancient text has to tell us. They were reasoned, respectful questions; and never in my life did I feel so impotent in answering them.
Today I'm wondering what else I've overlooked, or erroneously absorbed where the Jewish flavor of God's word is concerned?
Footnote: Let me say that I am delightfully blessed to be a Gentile believer in Jesus, and an equally blessed member of His Body, the Church. This is not intended to market Judaism. It's to emphasize how Jewish are Christian beliefs, and that rather than insist the Jewishness of the texts be Gentilized.