Dec 2, 1997 - 21:54 -
I have a question:
I recently read an article in Cosmopolitan
Magazine regarding the proper behavior of a Jew upon visiting a Church.
The article suggested following the congregation. While I agree with
this relative to sitting and standing - I take exception to it relative
to kneeling. I would like to respond back with a letter to the editor
- however, I would like to be able to reference my letter with technical
support. Please let me know what the origin is of the prohibition against
kneeling. I believe it is rooted in the idol worship of our forefathers
and our requirement to worship no other g-ds. Please E-Mail your answer
to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Sandra Drucker
About me: Sandra Drucker
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How I found this site: Browsing on the net
Thank you for your question, Sandra.
With the exception of Seventh Day Adventist churches and Unitarian
Churches (both of which do not actually worship the man annointed by
Christian tradition), it is forbidden for a Jew to enter a church (under
ordinary circumstances). So your question is probably moot. (Mosques
are fine -- you can enter and even worship there.)
The Cosmopolitan article was not informed by Jewish tradition.