Such preaching will always be a stumbling block, to Gentiles and Jews alike.
Despite the taboo of Christian and Gentile mixing, Rebecca insisted that in the matter of caring for the sick, the taboo could be broken.
Traditionally, intermarriage between Jews and Gentiles has been forbidden.
The psalmodic practices of the Jewish diaspora are extremely diverse and manifest varying degrees of relation to the musical traditions of surrounding Gentile cultures.
It was important that Galilee was a border area between a predominantly Jewish area and areas with Gentile populations.
Paul saw the law to be the factor which separated Jews from Gentiles .
By the way, did you know that there really was a wall in the Jewish temple in Jerusalem that divided Jews from Gentiles ?
Again we must say that this was strictly a Jewish affair, no Gentiles being involved; no, not even the Roman guard.
Why is it that this Gentile woman understands this, when the Pharisees and the disciples do not?
The people of the former three had Jews as part of the congregation while the latter were basically Gentile churches.