I will do a write up and show the similiarities regarding the Divine Liturgy and the Temple Judaic service. There really is no Rabbinical Judaic similiarities except for what they kept in their services like the opening of the Ark and the Torah reading.
BTW a Jew here, if you wanted to know. My father was a convert to Protestantism but raised us with Jewish practices along with my grandmother. So I am aware of many of the concepts and philosophies involved therein.
theres a jewish faith?
Much like Orthodoxy, it is cultural as well as spiritual.
don't want to appear provocative or worst still cynical, but when you are Orthodox and striving (however feebly) to live your life in Christ, then how Judaism works/or history, from the inside is irrelevant.
The quest to see fulfillment from Judaism, especially to understand Judaism in its wholeness(or from the inside, so to speak) is extremely beautiful and I would never call it "irrelevant". In fact, if it were not for the synagogues I would have never converted to Orthodoxy, nor would I have even considered it, due to the writings of Chrysostom honestly. But because I was able to experience Judaism I was able to convert, easily.
I am immediately reminded of the story of the young monk, going to market, met a Jew who befriended him. By the time young monk was ready to return back to his monastery, he had apostasized. What I am trying to say is that you can only understand these things from the inside of the Church, not the outside full of speculation and error.
I agree with you. I will state, however, that if one is grounded into the Faith that looking into Judaism for insight into the fulness of Christ is not damaging, but I stress that one needs to be grounded.
I have friendly Jewish neighbors and I know many Jewish converts to Orthodoxy,
It saddens me that I only know one Jewish convert to Orthodoxy. For the most part, it is the (supposed)Anti-Semitic statements made by many of the Church Fathers and, sadly, the misunderstandings of many Orthodox Priests who have told Jewish converts to do away with their practices which are done culturally as well as spiritually. Telling a Jewish copnvert that they cannot celebrate or observe Chanukah is like telling the Orthodox to never venerate icons or be Greek, Russian, etc.
My personal opinion, not the Churches or a Priests, but my own: Let the Jewish convert remain culturally Jewish, which does included many holidays and feasts that do not interfere with Orthodoxy or its doctrines. Doing so is very fair, considering that Greek Orthodoxy has its own cultural tie-ins within the Church, as does other Orthodox Churches which are culturally Traditions. Why tell the Jewish convert that he cannot be Jewish? Its like telling the Greek he cannot be Greek anymore or the Russian, or Romanian or Serbian.