Interview Questions






Do you have any spiritual beliefs?

Yes. Jesus, and the Virgin Mary.

Yes, I do, I am Jewish.

I’m not sure.

Yes. Islam, Allah is one.

Oh Yes, I have a lot of spiritual beliefs that come from the Bible.

Do you go to church?


Yes I do. I attend a synagogue.


Yes, to a mosque.

I do.

Which one do you go to?

St. Joseph’s Parish

I attend several in Brooklyn.



I go to Trinity Church.

Are you a member?


Yes, I became a member at my bar mitzvah



I am.

And how long have you been a church member

From the time I was born.

Roughly thirty years now.

20 years.

I was born a Muslim.

Since shortly after my conversion, then I was baptized as a believer.

Why did you choose your specific faith?

My parents were Catholics and that made me a Catholic also.

I was born Jewish, and God’s chosen me, and I’ve chosen him.

I was born into it and had some family influence.

Because it is the truth.

Through friends that for the first time in my life shared with me the good news of the gospel..

Have you ever studied other religions?


Yes, but have been dissatisfied with them.




To you personally, what is the most important book to own and read?

The Bible

The Torah

The Bible

The Koran

Clearly the Bible, because I believe that the Bible

alone is the word of God. If we have but one book to own, it should be a Bible.

What are the main religious books of your denomination/faith?

The catechism

The Tenok, Talmud, and the Mishnah

The Bible.

The Koran and  the Hadith

We don’t have any religious books besides the Bible,

although there are many writings of Godly Christians

that we look to, although none are on the same level

as the Bible.

Do you use a Bible?


The Hebrew Bible




What translation?



German translation,

Martin Luther.

I use the Koran

I prefer the New American Standard Bible.

Why is that?

Because that’s all we


Because it is accurate, it’s the

original writings, and proven.




Do you read other books

and/or newspapers?

I read the newspaper.

Oh yes, extensively, a number of

others. I am interested in the world

I live in.



I have taken an interest in some history books, and I

do read a news magazine regularly to keep informed

about the world around me.

Which newspaper do you read?


The Daily Local News

The Jewish local one, it is written for Jews

Magazines, Investors, Hunting, Reader’s Digest. Evening News.

Historical books, and various newspapers.

We currently don’t subscribe to a newspaper.

On average, how often do you read the newspaper?


Daily. Probably an hour or two, I

enjoy reading.

Every day.


As much as I can to follow current


I am always reading some books besides the Bible. On a daily basis  I read a little bit of the News Magazine.

Do you understand the

newspaper language?


Oh yes, I read Hebrew and English.



Yes, they are written in English.

On average, how often do you read the Bible?

About once or twice a


Daily, an hour per day

About once a week.

At least five times a day.

I try to read the Bible daily.

Do you always understand what you read in the Bible?


Most of the time I do.

No, not really.


With the help of the Spirit of God, who is given to Christians, we can understand the Bible. Of course, I don’t claim to understand every detail.

Why not?

I don’t know what it’s saying.


Because it is in




Why do you spend more time to reading a secular, worldly newspaper than the

book that you claim is the most important?

 I understand the

newspaper better than the Bible.

I would say that I don’t do that. I read them both the same.

Can’t answer that.

That’s a hard

question, but a good one.

I don’t think that is the case. We certainly shouldn’t neglect the Bible.

Do you feel that God is

pleased with your answer?


I don’t know for sure, I suppose I could do more.

Can’t answer that.

I don’t know. I hope He is.

I believe so, but want to do better as a student of God’s Word.

Are you bilingual?





No, not really. I am not fluent beyond English.

Which ones do you speak?

English and Italian

Hebrew, English, and


Pennsylvania Dutch and English.

Hindi, English, and Arabic


Which are you fluent in?


All three, but I use Yiddish most often


English and Hindi


Do you read and write in these languages?

No, just English

Yes, I do

Just English



In which is your Bible written?


Hebrew, it is a sacred language




In what language do you read the newspaper?


Hebrew and English




If you could read the news in the same language as your Bible, would you?



I don’t know.


I would want to read my Bible in the language that I best understood.

To you personally, who is Jesus?

He’s the son of God

   He was a historical   rabbi, a very intelligent person. When he claimed that he was God’s son, we dismissed him and his teaching.

The Son of God.

He was a prophet.

He is my Saviour and Lord and King and Master, the second person of the Trinity, the Son of God, God in

human form, and the Saviour of sinners.

Have your sins been


Don’t know.

 They are being continually forgiven,

if I have been faithful in prayer, service, and in   giving.

I hope so.

I don’t know, I hope. God knows best.

They have been, every one of them.

Do you believe in heaven or hell?


Yes, both.



Yes, because the Bible clearly teaches it.

If you were to die right

now, where would you go?

Don’t know. I think I

might go to purgatory

first and then maybe,

maybe, go to heaven.

It would depend on my faithfulness

to my works, prayers, giving, and service.

I hope I’d go to

heaven. But I don’t know.

I don’t know, hopefully to heaven.

I have great confidence that I would go immediately

into the presence of God. The Bible says, for the Christian, to be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord.

By using your Bible, can you backup your answer?



I don’t know.

Yes, if I die while

I’m praying, maybe I’ll go to heaven.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, lest any man should boast.

Does your church have

rules such as what clothes you can wear,   etc.?


Oh yes, the ultra orthodox, and we

have strict rules.



The only rules our church has are those that are found in the Bible. The ethical and moral commands

and directives of the Bible.

In your church, who makes the rules?

The priest.

The rabbis, but they have also been handed down to us, and I don’t disagree.

The Bishop



Are you allowed to disagree with the rules?





Since the rules we follow are the rules of God’s word, we don’t

want to disagree because as Christians we want to please God.









































































































































































In what language do you read the newspaper?


Hebrew and English