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  • Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?: New Book Addresses Historical Origins of the Bible

    02/16/2007 2:06:00 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Feb. 16, 2007
    LAPORTE, Ind., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- C. Jack Trickler presents a clear and accessible study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible, their motivations and the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote in his new book, "A Layman's Guide to Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?" (now available through AuthorHouse). Trickler discusses his own theories, as well as those of other religious scholars, to offer a thorough, well-researched argument. "When you get into the Bible, you see enough evidence that the Bible was written by humans that you have to say, 'Well, who...
  • Director posits proof of biblical Exodus

    04/14/2006 5:58:16 AM PDT · by timsbella · 157 replies · 3,529+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 14 April 2006 | Michael Posner
    A provocative $4-million documentary by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici claims to have found archeological evidence verifying the story of the biblical Exodus from Egypt, 3,500 years ago. Religious Jews consider the biblical account incontrovertible — the foundation story of the creation of the nation of Israel. Indeed, they celebrated the Exodus Wednesday night and last night with the annual Passover recitation of the Haggadah. But among scholars, the question of if and when Moses led an estimated two million Israelite slaves out of pharaonic Egypt, miraculously crossed the Red Sea ahead of the pursuing Egyptian army and received the Ten...
  • How Hebrew came to Yale

    12/07/2005 5:39:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 274+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12-7-05 | Michael Feldberg
    Few Americans have heard of Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal, but every Yale University graduate has seen the evidence of his influence over the history of that institution. Because of Carigal's relationship with Yale's fifth president, Reverend Ezra Stiles, in 1777 Hebrew became a required course in the freshman curriculum. Many colonial-era American Christians had a respect for — even a fascination with —the Hebrew language and Jewish religion. In part, their interest stemmed from a belief that the Hebrew Bible, which they dubbed the "Old Testament," laid the ground for the Christian "New Testament." Educated American Christians, especially New England...
  • Judge Roy Moore and the Myth of the Separation Clause

    04/15/2005 4:56:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 743 replies · 6,646+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | April 15, 2005 | Christian Hartsock
    Chief Justice Roy Moore’s new book So Help Me God is a captivating and unflinching first-hand account of a man on the front lines of the battle between religious freedom and judicial tyranny. This Alabama Supreme Court Justice embodies the true definition of patriotism, inasmuch he has risked his career and reputation to stand by his oath of office and refuses to deny his allegiance to the Constitution and the laws of nature and nature’s God for the mere sake of catering to the frenetic, deep-seated anti-religious paranoia of the uber-secular left. It was on June 9, 1993 that ACLU...
  • Discourse on the Torah: KJV's OT Isn't An Accurate Translation

    01/28/2016 3:14:07 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 65 replies
    https://youtu.be/XTP0j3p01Dg?t=6m21s
  • Former Netanyahu adviser uses Hebrew slur against US envoy Shapiro ("yehudoni"- little Jew boy)

    01/20/2016 12:51:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/20/16 | JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
    US criticism of Israeli actions in the West Bank have drawn a furious response from Israel this week, including a former official dismissing the US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro as a "little Jew boy." Aviv Bushinsky, a former adviser to Netanyahu and a frequent commentator on Israeli TV, said during a debate on Channel 2 Wednesday: "To put it bluntly, it was a statement typical of a little Jew boy," he said, using the derogatory Hebrew term "yehudoni" to describe the ambassador, who is in his mid-40s. Asked to respond to Bushinsky's remarks, the US embassy declined to comment....
  • Found: Slab With Hebrew Inscription Where Bible Says Jesus Performed "Miracle Of The Swine"

    12/17/2015 6:44:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Deborah Danan
    Israeli archaeologists discovered a 1,500-year-old slab of marble with Hebrew inscriptions (pictured) by Kursi near the Sea of Galilee in Israel’s north, reaffirming a Jewish presence at what Christians believe to be the location of Jesus’ “Miracle of the Swine.”
  • Seal Connects Hezekiah With Horite Beliefs

    12/03/2015 5:45:37 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 7 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    This remarkable seal or bulla of the Judean King Hezekiah was discovered by Efrat Greenwald at the Ophel, an ancient dump beside the wall that surrounds Jerusalem's Old City. This bulla was found with 33 additional bullae, many pottery sherds and figurines in Area A of the 2009 excavation season supervised by Hagai Cohen-Klonymus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. This is the first seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. Initial inspection failed to recognize the seal's importance and it was put in storage. Recently the bulla was identified by...
  • Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life [Psalms 85]

    12/02/2015 1:06:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 46 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Archaeologists digging just south of Jerusalem's Temple Mount have made a historic discovery, unearthing the first-ever seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation. The discovery, made by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar during Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, is an impression of the royal seal of the Biblical King Hezekiah, who reigned between 727–698 BCE. Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla...
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • ISIS releases video in Hebrew with a ďż˝message to the Jews

    10/22/2015 9:09:57 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 44 replies
    Lisa Daftari's The Foreign Desk ^ | 10/22/15 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS has released a video featuring a militant speaking in Hebrew. In a video seen by The Foreign Desk, a Jihadist announces a “clear and important message for all Jews, the first enemy of Muslims.” Addressing “Jews who conquered the land of the Muslims” he warns that the “real war has not started yet” adding that “everything that happened in the past is child’s play compared to what will occur in the near future… There will not remain a single Jew in Jerusalem, nor throughout the entire land”
  • 'Ancient Hebrew inscriptions' baffle Israeli archaeologists

    08/08/2015 7:56:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 August 2015 | unattributed
    Israeli archaeologists say they are trying to decode ancient inscriptions written in Hebrew script discovered at a dig in Jerusalem. The writing was found on the walls of a room containing the remains of a Jewish ritual bath, or mikveh, believed to be about 2,000 years old. Experts are now trying to decipher words and symbols including a boat and palm trees. They say the markings may be graffiti or have some religious significance. One of the symbols could be a menorah - the seven-branched candelabrum which stood in the two Biblical Jewish Temples in Jerusalem - and some of...
  • Rare King David-Era Inscription Discovered in Biblical City

    06/20/2015 8:45:01 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jeanna Bryner
    A 3,000-year-old ceramic jar discovered in pieces in Israel has been restored to reveal a rare inscription of the name of a biblical figure and ruler whose reign coincided with that of King David, archaeologists announced today (June 16). The pottery was found in an ancient city overlooking the Valley of Elah, where, as described in the Bible, the legendary David defeated Goliath. The inscription, the researchers found, read: Eshba'al Ben Bada', who the archaeologists say was likely an important person since his name was inscribed on a jar. (Eshba'al Ben Shaul ruled over Israel at the same time...
  • Israeli archaeologists find 3,000-year-old inscription of name from Bible [Psalms 85]

    06/16/2015 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2015 | Staff
    JERUSALEM – Israel's antiquities authority says archaeologists have discovered a rare 3,000-year-old inscription of a name mentioned in the Bible. The name "Eshbaal Ben Beda" appears on a large ceramic jar. Eshbaal of the Bible was a son of King Saul. Archaeologists Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor say the jar belonged to a different Eshbaal, likely the owner of an agricultural estate. They said Tuesday it is the first time the name was discovered in an ancient inscription. It is one of only four inscriptions discovered from the biblical 10th century B.C. Kingdom of Judah, when King David is said...
  • Biblical Name Eshbaal Found Outside of the Bible

    06/09/2015 1:57:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Robin Ngo
    The Biblical name Eshbaal has been found for the first time in an ancient inscription. Incised before firing on a 3,000-year-old pithos (large ceramic storage jar), the inscription was discovered at the site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel. Researchers Yosef Garfinkel, Mitka R. Golub, Haggai Misgav and Saar Ganor have published their study of this inscription in a forthcoming issue of the journal Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR). The Eshbaal inscription reads “[ ] | ʾšbʿl | ˹bn˺ | bdʿ” (“ʾIšbaʿal son of Bedaʿ”) and was written from right to left in the Canaanite alphabetic script....
  • Computer Program Learning to Read Paleo-Hebrew Letters

    05/23/2015 11:40:47 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 4/30/2015 | Robin Ngo
    Tel Aviv University researchers are writing a computer program that can read Paleo-Hebrew letters inscribed on First Temple period ostraca. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) are developing a computer program that can read a script used by the Israelites over 2,600 years ago... The project was begun by TAU Professor of Archaeology Israel Finkelstein and Professor of Physics Eliezer Piasetsky six years ago. Since then, the researchers have enlisted the help of epigraphy, archaeology and math experts along with TAU Ph.D. math students Arie Shaus, Shira Faigenbaum-Golovin and Barak Sober. At the center of this ambitious project are First...
  • Israel at 67 – Contributing to a Better World [Jeremiah 30]

    04/27/2015 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Jewish state celebrated its 67th birthday – corresponding to the 5th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar. What makes this unique in the annals of history is that Jews in the 20th century reestablished Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel after 2082 years of the land having been occupied and the Jewish people having been oppressed, exiled, persecuted – including, most notably, the Spanish Inquisition, pogroms, and the Holocaust. The last Jewish sovereign entity was the Hashmonean dynasty, which lasted 47 years, from 110BCE to 63BCE. The Romans colonized and ruled the land...
  • Hebrew name for US "Lands of the Covenant" remains mystery

    01/12/2005 5:00:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 271 replies · 4,599+ views
    IMRA ^ | 1-12-05
    Hebrew name for US "Lands of the Covenant" remains mystery Aaron Lerner Date: 11 January 2005 The United States is called "Lands of the Covenant" (Artzot Habrit) in Hebrew. It is commonly thought that this name was given in order to avoid confusion with the Hebrew name for the United Nations. IMRA asked Israel Radio's "Moment of Hebrew" program for the source of the name. They find that the term appears in Hebrew papers as early as 1857 - in the Hamagid L'Israel weekly.
  • 4 Amazing Archaeological Finds in Israel This Past Year: Sukkot is a good occasion to recall them.

    10/09/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2014 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    The eight-day Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) holiday, which begins on Wednesday evening, commemorates the Israelites’ 40-year trek from Egypt to the Promised Land. As God commands (Lev. 23:42-43): Ye shall dwell in booths seven days….That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the Land of Egypt…. Today, many generations later, sukkot—makeshift, decorated huts—sprout all over Israel for the holiday, recalling the ancient Israelites’ rude, temporary dwellings in the desert.But Sukkot is also an autumn harvest festival, and very much tied to the Land of Israel itself....
  • Did the Ancestors of the Jews Create the World's First Civilization?

    10/07/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 51 replies
    Last month, I read a truly fascinating book, written by John Entine, titled: "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People". Entine is a genetics expert, and a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahams-Children-Identity-Chosen-People/dp/0446580635 It mentions that Jews have genetic markers, that can be detected by DNA tests. Of course, genetic markers also exist for Irishmen, Chinese people, Indians, etc. The Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East and the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe, have very similar genes. Genetics research and Archaeology are proving that many of the accounts in the Old Testament are true. Jews have...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause chaos on flight to Israel

    09/25/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/25/2014 | By David Millward
    An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an “11-hour nightmare” after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women. According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their demands. The flight was full with Israelis, secular, orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews – known as Haredim – flying home to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Even though the passengers had been pre-assigned seats before boarding, the ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to accept the arrangements because their beliefs required that men and women were segregated
  • The truth - The voice of an ungrateful terrorist mother (video only)

    07/31/2014 5:46:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | gani dover
    A sweet, smiling, soft-voiced young Palestinian woman, whose child was the beneficiary of a life-saving procedure in an Israeli hospital, explains that there is no compromise. Palestinians must have Jerusalem, and whether children and others die in the process is irrelevant, because her culture is fine with death. Now that the Jews have saved her son hopefully he will be able to grow up and kill them.
  • WATCH: Hamas steps up psychological warfare, threatens suicide attacks, rockets in Hebrew

    07/11/2014 2:25:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    http://www.jpost.com/ ^ | July 11, 2014 | JPost.com Staff
    Hamas has taken to the Hebrew language in its latest effort at psychological warfare.
  • Mick Jagger’s Top 12 Hebrew Phrases

    06/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Horovitz
    The Rolling Stones’ lead singer had done his Hebrew homework ahead of Wednesday night’s Tel Aviv concert. He could even ask his guitarist where he’d gone shoppingIt might have been his band’s first visit to Israel, but Mick Jagger had learned plenty of Hebrew for Wednesday night’s Tel Aviv show. Here is the complete list of the Rolling Stones singer’s audience-friendly Hebrew remarks: Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP! 1. Erev Tov Tel Aviv (Good evening Tel Aviv). A modest opening foray, delivered two songs in. Quickly followed...
  • Pope Francis’s unfriendly visit

    05/28/2014 6:03:57 PM PDT · by DManA · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/27/13 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    In one of his blander pronouncements during the papal visit, Netanyahu mentioned on Monday that Jesus spoke Hebrew. There was nothing incorrect about Netanyahu’s statement. Jesus was after all, an Israeli Jew. But Francis couldn’t take the truth. So he indelicately interrupted his host, interjecting, “Aramaic.” Netanyahu was probably flustered. True, at the time, educated Jews spoke and wrote in Aramaic. And Jesus was educated. But the language of the people was Hebrew. And Jesus preached to the people, in Hebrew. Netanyahu responded, “He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew.” Reuters’ write-up of the incident tried to explain away the...
  • Pope Francis' unfriendly visit

    05/28/2014 5:03:35 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/28/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman were right when they blamed the noxious anti-Israel incitement rampant in Europe for Saturday's murderous shooting attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels >>SNIP<< Pope Benedict XVI was perceived as a friend of Israel, despite his childhood membership in the Hitler Youth. His opposition to Islam's rejection of reason, eloquently expressed at his speech at the University of Regensburg in 2006, positioned him as a religious champion of reason, individual responsibility and law — Judaism's primary contributions to humanity. His predecessor Pope John Paul II was less willing to confront Islamic...
  • Pope, Netanyahu spar over Jesus' native language

    05/26/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 May 2014 | Reuters
    Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded words on Monday over the language spoken by Jesus two millennia ago. "Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew," Netanyahu told Francis, at a public meeting in Jerusalem in which the Israeli leader cited a strong connection between Judaism and Christianity. "Aramaic," the pope interjected. "He spoke Aramaic, but he knew Hebrew," Netanyahu shot back. Like many things in the Middle East, where the pope is on the last leg of a three-day visit, modern-day discourse about Jesus is complicated and often political. A Jew, Jesus was born in...
  • Yeshua’s Famous Last Words Amen, Emet, Truth

    03/02/2014 3:59:10 PM PST · by Errant · 977 replies
    Michael Rood's Sabbat NIght Live Via Youtube ^ | 28 February 2014 | Michael Rood
    As the book of the Revelation comes to a close, we are left with some very important words. Keep his commandments, know his Torah, and make yourself ready to be the bride of the King. He is coming quickly. Join Michael Rood for the final episode in the series From Here to Eternity – Yeshua’s Famous Last Words: Amen, Emet, Truth.
  • Fate of Ark of the Covenant Revealed in Hebrew Text

    01/08/2014 8:30:41 AM PST · by Theoria · 62 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 07 Jan 2014 | Owen Jarus
    A newly translated Hebrew text claims to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself. But unlike the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states that it, and the other treasures, "shall not be revealed until the day of the coming of the Messiah son of David …" putting it out of reach of any would-be treasure seeker. King Solomon's Temple, also called the First Temple, was plundered and torched by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar...
  • The Bible is Wrong!!! (Grammatically)

    12/28/2013 7:17:56 PM PST · by Phinneous · 85 replies
    SimpleToRemember.com Judaism Online ^ | Circa 2011 | Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen
    How can this thing be divine?!? The Pentateuch, if divine, is full of mistakes from the very first word (we're talking Hebrew here...the basis of the Greek/Latin/English translations everyone in the world uses.) How could that be? Example: In the beginning G-d created, in the Hebrew version, is actually literally "In the beginning OF... G-d created" There are thousands of examples of the Pentateuch making no sense in its grammar or syntax. So how do we know how to interpret it even on a literal level? Well... behold, the Oral Torah... The link is to an hour-long class (in English...
  • The Vatican and Oxford University team up to digitize 1.5 million pages of medieval manuscripts

    12/07/2013 6:43:11 AM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Medievalists.net ^ | December 3, 2013
     The University of Oxford and the Vatican have jointly created a digital project that will put online over 1.5 million pages of medieval and biblical texts. The four-year project will digitize the collections of the Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) related to their Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts and fifteenth-century printed books. They include a Gutenberg Bible from 1455, an autographed and annotated manuscript of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, and the oldest surviving Hebrew codex.The project is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation. Dr Leonard Polonsky said, “In today’s fast-paced, digital-driven world of scholarship, easy...
  • Message decoded: 3,000-year-old text sheds light on biblical history

    08/05/2013 7:36:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 31, 2013/ | Sasha Bogursky/
    First discovered near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem last year, the 10th century B.C. fragment has been labeled the Ophel Inscription. It likely bears the name of the jug's owners and its contents. If Petrovich's analysis proves true, it would be evidence of the accuracy of Old Testament tales. If Hebrew as a written language existed in the 10th century, as he says, the ancient Israelites were recording their history in real time as opposed to writing it down several hundred years later.
  • Ask The Rabbi--Can You Know Truth?

    07/11/2013 7:51:26 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Rabbi Daniel Lapin--Ask Rabbi Daniel Lapin ^ | 7/11/'13 | Rabbi Daniel and Mrs. Susan Lapin
    Shalom, Are there tests/questions for some ideas/concepts to see if they are true? Toda Raba (thank you), ∼ Jonathan Isn’t it interesting that throughout history the idea of being uncertain about truth is a common theme? Much of Greek tragedy revolves around the oracle at Delphi that gave cryptic answers that were misinterpreted. In other periods as well, we see many examples of good people who thought they were doing the ‘right thing’, when hindsight makes it clear that they were sorely mistaken in their actions. Evidently, there is no foolproof method by which to discern the truth. However, we...
  • Religion? Never!

    07/10/2013 7:57:27 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 38 replies
    Thought Tools (received as e-mail) ^ | 7/10/'13 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    In Israel you might hear a youngster protesting to his mother in Hebrew, Zeh Loh Fair. The first two words mean "This is not..." The third word means exactly what it says in English - fair. The juvenile is saying that his mother is unfair. You see, there is no word in Hebrew for the concept of fair. He had no choice other than using the English. This is because "fair" is a false concept with no reality. What does fair actually mean? That everyone should have the same housing, talent, looks, and destiny? No two people even have identical...
  • Mysterious Hebrew stone depicts archangel Gabriel, called a 'Dead Sea Scroll in stone'

    04/30/2013 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://www.Foxnews.com ^ | April 30, 2013 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM – An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is at the center of a new exhibit in Jerusalem, even as scholars continue to argue about what it means. The so-called Gabriel Stone, a meter (three-foot)-tall tablet said to have been found 13 years ago on the banks of the Dead Sea, features 87 lines of an unknown prophetic text dated as early as the first century BC, at the time of the Second Jewish Temple.
  • No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe

    01/07/2013 2:01:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 1/7/13 | Bruce Bawer
    I wrote about it here recently: Israel’s ambassador to Denmark and the head of Copenhagen’s Jewish community have both warned Jews in that city that if they don’t want to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, they’d better not wear anything that would identify them as Jews – and, for good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking Hebrew. The other day, in a supremely depressing article for Israel National News, Giulio Meotti provided a round-up of similar developments from around Europe. For instance: a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its rabbis not to...
  • Love Song to Obama: Don't Know Much About (Funny song starts at 2:15)

    10/28/2012 10:17:55 PM PDT · by DrKay · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 25, 2012 | Latma TV
    Very funny parody of the song starts at 2:15 to the tune of "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke.
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • BBC’s ‘Episodes’ has the ultimate Hebrew mistranslation

    06/19/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    6nobacon.com ^ | 6/19/12 | staff
    This photo is a screenshot of the British show “Episodes,” from an episode that aired a few weeks ago in the UK. Most people would assume that the engraved Hebrew translates the English (“Beloved husband and father, dearly missed”), however, Hebrew speaker will notice that it’s not exactly readable Hebrew. Well it is, however, the entire Hebrew portion is written backwards (kind of like if it was “sdrawkcab nettirw”). The post has gone viral in Israel and is probably an automated translation service errors. Also, for some reason Google Translate changes Dearly Missed to החמיץ ביוקר, which kinda means “pickled...
  • Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of...
  • Revealed: The scandalous history of Judaism’s most precious book

    05/11/2012 7:51:31 PM PDT · by Theoria · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10 May 2012 | Times of Israel
    Theft, espionage, corruption and a cover-up lasting decades — a new book by a Times of Israel reporter exposes the extraordinary saga of the uniquely revered, 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex A new book by a Times of Israel reporter reveals dramatic new information about the fate of a manuscript many consider Judaism’s most important book — the 1,100-year-old Aleppo Codex.The manuscript — or the part of it that did not go mysteriously missing in the mid-20th century — is currently held alongside the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It is revered as the authoritative version of the Hebrew...
  • The Catechism (is translated) in Hebrew

    01/19/2012 2:14:07 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    The Vatican Today ^ | January 18, 2012 | Marco Bonatti
    How do you write “Trinity” in Hebrew? And “Immaculate Conception”? The problem is not the mere translation of the words but the context in which Christian truths are presented. Hebrew culture and theology are not acquainted with these concepts, and so the language doesn't allow access to them. And yet for this reason, the first three volumes of the Catechism have now been published in Hebrew, geared toward children and families who, in Israel, wish to begin their journey in the Christian faith. It is an undertaking directed not so much towards Jews as Christians working in Israel. Fr David...
  • Spinning nothing into gold

    12/22/2011 6:46:24 PM PST · by ancientart
    Aberdeen American News ^ | December 21, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    This week, Jewish children all over the world will gamble for nuts or coins using a specially marked four-sided top, a dreidel. In Yiddish, the four dreidel letters stand for words nearly identical to those used in a similar game once played by German-speaking children. Nun: nichts. Nothing happens. Pass the top to the next player. Shin: shtel. Put one extra token into the pot. Hey: halb. Take half the pot. Gimmel: ganz. All! Win the whole pot. In Hebrew, though, the four dreidel letters aren't just game instructions but an abbreviation particularly appropriate to the Hanukkah celebration. Nes gadol...
  • Scholars seek to correct 'mistakes' in Bible (seems above-board & sincere)

    08/12/2011 9:04:39 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 55 replies
    msnbc ^ | 12 Aug | Friedman
    A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: The sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies — publishing the authoritative...
  • Shabbat boundary rock with Hebrew etching discovered

    07/22/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 12, 2011 | Oren Kessler
    An ancient rock inscription of the word "Shabbat" was uncovered near Lake Kinneret this week -- the first and only discovery of a stone Shabbat boundary in Hebrew. The etching in the Lower Galilee community of Timrat appears to date from the Roman or Byzantine period. News of the inscription, discovered by chance Sunday by a visitor strolling the community grounds, quickly reached Mordechai Aviam, head of the Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret College. "This is the first time we've found a Shabbat boundary inscription in Hebrew," he said. "The letters are so clear that there is no doubt...
  • Why Should I Study the Old Testament?

    06/18/2011 6:47:10 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 70 replies
    Enrichment Journal ^ | J. Birney Dibble
    A few years ago when I was on the mission field, a fellow missionary said, “I don’t find the Old Testament much help in my work. So I seldom read it and have never really studied it.” When he saw my eyebrows go up a few inches, he added, “Look, my call from the Lord was to take Jesus to the people of this country who have never heard of Him.” Recently, a member of my Bible study said, “I suppose I should know more about the Old Testament, but I don’t really see what it has to do with...
  • Need assistance with translating Hebrew

    02/23/2011 9:34:03 PM PST · by Brytani · 26 replies
    February 24, 2011 | Self
    For years my husband and I have been researching our family histories. Today, after a long search, I was sent a picture of my great-grandparents tombstones which, is in parts written in Hebrew. I understand that it may be a prayer but it may also contain other information such as fathers names or other family information. If anyone could possibly look at the stone and translate it for me, I would greatly appreciate it.
  • Discovery in Jerusalem: Oldest Writing Ever Found There Unearthed

    07/14/2010 4:55:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post via A Sacred Page ^ | 07-11-10 | Jerusalem Post
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 Discovery in Jerusalem: Oldest Writing Ever Found There Unearthed From the Jerusalem Post: Hebrew University excavations recently unearthed a clay fragment dating back to the 14th century BCE, said to be the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem. The tiny fragment is only 2 cm. by 2.8 cm. in surface area and 1 cm. thick and appears to have once been part of a larger tablet. Researchers say the ancient fragment testifies to Jerusalem’s importance as a major city late in the Bronze Age, long before it was conquered by King David. The minuscule...
  • Oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem discovered by Hebrew University

    07/12/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ^ | July 12, 2010 | Unknown
    Jerusalem, July 11, 2010 -- A tiny clay fragment – dating from the 14th century B.C.E. – that was found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls contains the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem, say researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The find, believed to be part of a tablet from a royal archives, further testifies to the importance of Jerusalem as a major city in the Late Bronze Age, long before its conquest by King David, they say. The clay fragment was uncovered recently during sifting of fill excavated from beneath a 10th century B.C.E. tower...
  • Afro-Asiatic languages -- U of MT -- Mansfield Library Language Finger

    07/06/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library ^ | December 7, 2003 | Library Webmaster
    The Afro-Asiatic language family was formerly called Semitic-Hamitic, or, occasionally, Hamito-Semitic. It consists of languages spoken in north Africa and in the Near East, both in the past and presently. Afro-Asiatic is comprised of the Hamitic and Semitic branches. Hamitic consists of four sub-branches, all found in north Africa: Egyptian, Berber, Cushitic, and Chadic; it includes such languages as Coptic, Tamazight, Tuareg, and Hausa. The Semitic branch is divided into East and West sub-branches, and is found in both the Near East and in north Africa. East Semitic includes Akkadian and Chaldean. West Semitic is further divided into Northern and...