I'm seeking the opinions and advice of those who are of the Jewish bloodline. Of course others opinions are always welcome, but I will be placing higher values on the opinions of those of this race. I'm looking at dual membership. I'm a member of a Baptist church and always will be but the desire to be around "my people and traditions" tugs at my heart. Part of it is a desire to return to the sweetness of traditions and allow my daughters to experience a part of their heritage that I've failed to keep up over the last half of their lives. Part of it comes from being in a place where I feel very little identification with those around me. Oklahoma is a different world and I've struggled to feel at home. All this things have played into my decision to try dual membership, remaining a member of my Baptist church while also joining a messianic church. Since the services are held on different days of the week and any commitments I've made with my Baptist church don't fall on that day, it won't interfere. When talking with our assistant pastor at the Baptist church, he has no problem with this, but did warn me about being careful about holding traditions in too high regard and consider whether it's the traditions I really am looking for, as repetition often becomes meaningless once it's "programmed in." I understand what he is saying. However, in the past when I kept up some of the traditions, I find it very enriching. I'd also love for my children to look a more into who they are and find appreciation for that. They are half Asian and enjoy that, while they barely recognize their Jewish side anymore and one even stated she wished that wasn't part of her. I'm not sure where that came from, apart from her missing her father and really clinging to her Asian heritage as a way to compensate. That really hurt me and made me think that introducing them to the Messianic church will help them find a new appreciation for themselves and a deeper understanding of the roots of Christianity. Before I did this on my own with them, without attending temple, simple recognizing holy days and doing a few small traditional things along with explanations, then dropped it a few years ago. What advice might you have for me? I've never regularly attended a Messianic church, when I went to temple before becoming a Christian it was the whole deal, no new testament, true belief in rituals as needed rather than a beautiful reminder of what was and how it was transformed and the law fulfilled through Jesus. I don't think those on the outside understand the pull to associate with others and the fullness, the completion one feels and appreciates in the symbolism of what was and what has since been accomplished. I love my Baptist church, just don't feel "complete" right now due to the above mentioned matters. But...I'm sure there may be pitfalls to this that I should be aware of and should watch out for. I'd appreciate any input you can give on this matter.