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  • Prayer request for my Brother

    11/20/2015 6:08:30 PM PST · by Ouchthatonehurt · 65 replies
    today | self
    Please pray for my brother tonight as he checks himself into the hospital for alcohol abuse. He recently lost his job while at the same time celebrating the birth of his third child. He feels lost and inadequate.
  • The Old Testament: Was Israel Commanded to Commit Genocide?

    11/20/2015 1:24:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    CRI ^ | By: Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan
    Have you ever been in a discussion with a skeptic about God and morality? Perhaps you've admirably made the case that God's good character is the basis for human dignity and worth. Maybe you've shown how objective moral values and duties can't be explained naturalistically. Then someone takes the wind out of your sails by asking, "Well, if God is so good, why would He command Israel to engage in ethnic cleansing and genocidal warfare against the Canaanites? After all, doesn't Deuteronomy 20:16-17 plainly state this? 'Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving...
  • This Week's Torah Portion: Why Did Rachel Fool Jacob Into Marrying Her Sister?

    11/20/2015 8:34:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/20/2015 | BY AVNER ZARMI
    Dëvar Torah – Parashath Va-Yétzé' (Genesis XXVII, 10 -- XXXII, 3)Our parasha tells the story of Ya'aqov's ("Jacob's") sojourn with his uncle and father-in-law, Lavan. As we read at the end of last week's parasha (XXVII, 42 -- XXVIII, 9), Rivqa ("Rebecca") persuaded Ya'aqov to flee to her brother in Charan both to escape from the wrath of his brother 'Esav and to find himself a proper wife. Just as Avraham had opposed the marriage of Yitzchaq to any daughter of the depraved Canaanites (XXIV, 3), so too did Rivqa consider any such prospect repugnant.When Ya'aqov arrived in Charan,...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...
  • A Word of Encouragement for The Bride [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/13/2015 1:38:43 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Your days are not ending they are merely flowing into Me.So don't worry in trying to catch up for you have already arrived, Just be seated in my righteousness and dwell in my glory with the understanding that the fullness of my spirit is with you as I AM your heartbeat and breathe so I own you for you have given your life to me. So now just rest in me as I complete my agenda for I AM your daily bread, counselor and King . . . Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me...
  • Union of Reform Judaism Approves Resolution for Transgender Rights

    11/05/2015 9:55:35 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Nov 05, 2015 | Mike Schneider
    AP - The largest movement of Judaism in the U.S. passed the most far-reaching resolution in support of transgender rights of any major religious organization, saying Thursday that it's a continuation of a tradition of inclusion in the Reform Jewish movement.
  • Fortress of Antiochus Epiphanes Uncovered in Jerusalem

    11/04/2015 8:29:09 AM PST · by dutchdingo · 4 replies
    thetrumpet.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Brent Nagtegaal
    On Monday afternoon, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) sent a newsbrief to reporters in Jerusalem, calling for a press conference the following day to announce the “solution to one of the greatest questions in the history of Jerusalem.” Tuesday’s announcement did not disappoint: On site, in Jerusalem’s City of David, archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami announced that the famed Akra (citadel) of Antiochus Epiphanes had been discovered. Up until that announcement, little had been found testifying to the massive Hellenistic intrusion into the city early in the second century B.C. Yet here, at the northwestern portion of the City of David, a...
  • The Joy of The Lord[charismatic Caucus]

    10/27/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The "JOY" of The LORD is much more than just a depth or width for truly its Harmony has a frequency all its own . My Joy IN YOU is as a ( ((Gusher)) ) rising up into the eternity that you ARE in Me and Hallelujahs are the piercing arrows of righteousness that not only penetrate darkness with light but overtake it and explodes a Chorus of worship from Your heart that IS The WellSpring of life I have placed in you. So "rise up WellSpring for The Voice of Many Waters is calling to you for His Glory....
  • JESUS Love for us is Endless . . .[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/26/2015 8:27:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Isaiah, ^ | Holy Spirit
    My love for you is endless as a waterfall, There is nothing that can stop it, nothing all, Soft as a rose pedal and sweet as a pea, Truly there is nothing that loves like me, For I AM the substance of this living oil, I fill the lampstands of gladness with it and it never spoils, For My love for you is pure, eternal, and true, I burn perpetually for you, A love so strong there is no weapon made, That can tear its canopy your eternal shade, A love eternally blossoming as Aaron's Rod for you, My Bride,...
  • Symbols of the Four Evangelists

    10/22/2015 2:54:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | October 18, 2015 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    In Jewish tradition, the vision which the Prophet Ezekiel has in the first chapter of his book is called by the Hebrew word “merkabah – a chariot”, even though this word does not occur in the text itself. The ancient rabbis placed the study and interpretation of this chapter, which is difficult to understand in any language, under a special restriction; St Jerome knew of this, as he writes in the prologue of his commentary on Ezekiel: I shall undertake (a commentary on) the prophet Ezekiel, whose difficulty the Hebrew tradition proves. For among them, unless one has completed the...
  • WE CARRY THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2015 4:46:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 10-21-15 | bible
    "This ring shall not be shaken , These keys shall never fall , I've given you my fullness , I've given you my all", Here are The Keys To The Kingdom ,seek me first in all you do , NOT just the big things BUT IN EVERY MATTER OF YOUR HEART , if you do this the Other KEYS will reveal themselves to you !
  • Christ Jesus our Vault of Knowledge[ Charismatic Caucus]

    10/16/2015 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My word of knowledge is found within the River of Revelation flowing from My Throne and its source( the Manifold Wisdom of My very Virtue Pure and Holy) and as my Scribes that carry The Signet ring that sings Selah( Let It Be So) You carry in your mouth the access of My Jot and Tittles of Restoration That I AM, For I AM The Answer(Foundation Stone) to all questions, strategies, blueprints and formulas for I AM The YES and AMEN of Everlasting that Graces all mercies and completes Fulfillment of Holy Truths . . . Revelation 22:1 22 Then...
  • The Birth of Islam

    10/13/2015 9:25:30 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 25 replies
    the Metropolitan Museum of Art ^ | Contemporary 2015 | Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Born in Mecca, in western Arabia, Muhammad (ca. 570632), last in the line of Judeo-Christian prophets, received his first revelation in 610. Muslims believe that the word of God was revealed to him by the archangel Gabriel in Arabic, who said, "Recite in the name of thy Lord " (Sura 96). These revelations were subsequently collected and codified as the Quran (literally "recitation" in Arabic), the Muslim holy book. As the source of Muslim faith and practice, the Quran describes the relationship between an almighty and all-knowing God and his creations. The Quran also maintains that all individuals are responsible...

    10/07/2015 9:40:43 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    bible ^ | 10-7-15 | bible
    My gold and silver represent Me, It really is not hard to see, Just lock your attention into my mind(Mind of Christ), For it is only here that you shall find, The Gold of The Father is His Glory , And the Silver My Righteousness when you believe in Me! For truly it is purchased when you spend your time, With The Father and The Son that you enter into the Divine! Then Holy Virtue is yours for you have been set free, By The Blood of The Lamb and the WORD of My Testimony, So come to The Father...
  • Jews finding less comfort on the Left

    09/28/2015 7:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 27, 2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Jews are a contradictory people. Overall, achievement-oriented and very capitalistic, Jewish educational and self-employment statistics are among the highest for any religious group. They are also politically powerful; amounting to roughly 2 percent of the U.S. population half their percentage a half century ago Jews account for nine of 100 U.S. senators and 19 of 435 members of the House. Yet if Jews have achieved significant economic and political power, they have done so primarily as Democrats. Only one of the 28 Jews in Congress is a Republican Lee Zeldin from New Yorks Long Island and...
  • Have Israeli archaeologists uncovered the long-lost tomb of the Maccabees?

    09/23/2015 12:02:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | September 22, 2015 | James Rogers
    A large mausoleum recently uncovered in Israel may be the Tomb of the Maccabees, the celebrated Jewish family that led an uprising against the Greeks in the second century B.C. Archaeologists, however, are still searching for conclusive evidence that the site is the Maccabees final resting place.The Israel Antiquities Authority, working with local residents and volunteers, recently excavated the site near the city of Modiin, 19 miles northwest of Jerusalem, long rumored to be the Maccabees tomb.Related: Board game pieces found in settlement built on Roman military fortThe Maccabees Matityahu the Hasmonean and his five sons were from the...
  • Archeologists Discover The Ancient Tombs Of The Maccabees, And On The Tombs They Find Ancient...

    09/22/2015 7:14:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/22/15 | Walid Shoebat
    Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the tomb of the biblical Maccabees which they recognized by finding the signature of the Cross.A worker for the Israel Antiquities Authority shows The Holy Cross designed on a mosaic floor at an archaeological site at Ben Shemen Forest near the Israeli city of ModiinOn Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, Amit Reem, an Israeli archaeologist for the Israel Antiquities Authority, said “the cross is a clue” as it appears on the floor of the only Byzantine-era site burial...
  • Spiritual Survival In An Immoral World

    09/22/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 9/22/'15 | Rav Dovid Hofstedter
    On the upcoming Yom Tov of Sukkos, we will say the berachah of Ata Bechartanu, the blessing thanking Hashem for having chosen us from among the nations. Interestingly, that very closeness has been the cause of terrible persecution the Jews have experienced. Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky would say that those who have made us suffer for calling ourselves the chosen people do not realize that being chosen comes with extraordinary responsibilities as well, as we say in Selichos, Ashamnu mkol am We are guiltier than all of the nations. As the am hanivchar, it is our responsibility to uphold human...
  • Yom Kippur Infographic

    09/21/2015 8:55:02 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 38 replies
  • Rosh Hashana

    09/15/2015 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    Jewish tradition requires us to dip our Apple in honey on Rosh Hashana
  • Rivkah Would not Bow to Francis : How does Francis Respond?

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin paid a visit to Pope Francis in Rome, accompanied by his personal secretary Rivkah an Orthodox-Jewish woman. When a person usually greets the pope, they shake his hand and bow down. But when Rivkahs turn came to greet the pope, she explained to him that for religious reasons she could not shake his hand, nor could she bow down since he was wearing a cross. The pope then covered his cross with his hand, and bowed down to her!
  • Orthodox Rabbi . . . Says Pope Emeritus Benedict Should Speak Out Before Synod

    09/11/2015 9:01:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | 9/10/15 | Peggy Moen
    ST. PAUL Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin of Brooklyn, a longtime pro-life, pro-family activist, in a September 9 telephone interview with The Wanderer said he is calling upon the eminent Pope Benedictto weigh in before the Synod against same-sex marriage and civil unions, as well as on all the negative things that are going on. Rabbi Levin offered his view that Benedict has got to be a fighter for this, given the volume of the negative stuff and because God and His people are under attack in a vicious way, particularly in their efforts to defend marriage. He said he...
  • Tickling the Ayatollahs With Laughter

    09/10/2015 10:18:46 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 6 replies
    9/10/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    In 1981, Israel launched Operation Opera and directly saved millions of Israeli and Middle Eastern lives, while also making conditions far safer for Americans and for the western world. The task was clear and simple. Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak Nuclear Reactor and prevented Saddam Hussein from wreaking havoc in the Middle East. The strategy was reasonable and spoke to a reasonable era. Today's buffoonery is shameful and dangerous. The following is a possible solution and, at the very least, constitutes a sensible path. In 2006, those who opposed then President Bush yelled that he should have gone to war against...
  • YOUR LIFE [ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/10/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my children I care for you , your very breath is proof of this and though you may not feel your heart beating within you truly your very Life is a ( (( Constant )) ) for without My spirit within you all you are would cease to exist therefore Praise My Name for as your Lord truly I AM your Savior and My Grace is upon you even now . . . Do not lose your Grace(Shepherd) for I AM sovereign over all, so your choice should always be intimacy ! My sheep know my voice
  • Happy "Let There Be Light" Day

    09/08/2015 9:22:58 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 11 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 9/9/15 | Editor
    Rosh Hashana is coming up. "Head of the year" But what makes it the head, the "first" day of the year. Especially perplexing since in Jewish tradition, it is celebrated on the 6th day of creation, the day Adam was formed, gained knowledge of himself and his Creator-- and "coronated" Him as his King. This was Rosh Hashana. ...It follows then, that now, today, 5 days prior to Rosh Hashana, would be the first day of creation. Therefore: Happy Let There Be Light day!
  • Orthodox belief in G-d and faith is spreading - got a problem with that?

    09/06/2015 3:58:19 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 77 replies
    Forward ^ | 8/29/2015 | Mordechai Lightstone
    Reading two recent breathless headlines in the Forward, it would seem that Judaism, at least as practiced in America, is somehow in mortal danger of being co-opted and radically changed by Orthodox Jewry.

    08/27/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    F ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Critics of Islam are often accused of bigotry. The accusers tend to overlook the kind of crazy racism that Islam teaches. And we are talking really, really crazy racism. (via Religion of Peace) Al-Mosharraf, whose Elaph blog posts often contain anti-Semitic overtones, argues that some monkeys are Jews whom Allah punished for desecrating the Sabbath, as is told in the Quran. He included numerous photos of macaque monkeys in his post, and pointed out the similarities between their behavior and Jewish behavior. Sure. Who can forget the time that six Muslim armies were defeated by an army of...
  • Row over messianic red heifer divides Jewish activists

    08/24/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 26 replies
    Mail & Guardian ^ | Peter Beaumont
    Row over messianic red heifer divides Jewish activists 14 Aug 2015 00:00 Peter BeaumontAgriculture researchers, US exporters and Jewish activists clash over plans to breed a holy cow. Sacred, profane: Hopes to build the Third Temple at the Temple Mount, or Noble Sanctuary, are controversial. (Spencer Platt/Getty) A Jewish activist group dedicated to controversially building a Third Temple in Jerusalem has launched a crowdfunding appeal to scientifically breed the perfect “red heifer”. The creation of a Third Temple as a permanent house in which God will reside was prophesied by Ezekiel, and most orthodox Jewish authorities regard it as something...
  • Why Evangelicals Worship Trump

    08/21/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    With his brash demeanor, rough language, womanizing, and general Trump-ness, youd think evangelicals would loathe Trump. Youd be wrong. Evangelicals were supposed to hate Donald Trump. His ostentatious wealth, his colorful language, his serial marriageshe was supposed to be the anti-Huckabee, the candidate least appealing to conservative Christians and their reality TV-unfriendly sensibilities. Then there was Trumps cavalier discussion of his faith at the Ames, Iowa, Family Leadership Summit in Julywhere he said he doesnt ask God for forgiveness. The Washington Examiners Byron York argued that comment would hurt him more than his disparagement of Senator John McCains war record....
  • Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

    08/19/2015 6:09:55 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 8/4/15 | Tia Ghose
    A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines the mortal enemies of the Israelites ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot. The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation, Aren Maeir, of Bar-Ilan...
  • Bible Proved Historically Accurate Once Again. Goliath's Gates Found

    08/06/2015 2:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | August 6, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The gate of Gath, believed to be the home of the giant Goliath, has been discovered by archaeologists. I love this kind of story because I love it when the Bible is shown to have historical accuracies. You might recall: The Philistines occupied the high ground on one side and the Israelites occupied the high ground on the other side, with the valley between them. A champion stepped out from the Philistine ranks; his name was Goliath, from Gath; he was six cubits and one span tall. On his head was a bronze helmet and he wore a breastplate of...
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • In the Quran, Joseph Flees Judaism: Yet another Biblical story is co-opted by Islam

    08/05/2015 8:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/05/2015 | Robert Spencer
    d like all other prophets, and those who are ridiculing and rejecting him will be severely punished. Sura 12, “Joseph,” is another late Meccan sura. It was revealed, says Maududi, “when the Quraish” — the pagan Arabs of Mecca, and the tribe of which Muhammad was a member — “were considering the question of killing or exiling or imprisoning him.” It tells the story of the patriarch Joseph, again — as we saw in Sura 11 with the stories of other prophets — with a clear message relating to Muhammad and his opponents.Allah begins in verses 1-3 with another panegyric...

    08/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few years ago "Rabbi" Eric Yoffie, a Reform clergyman spoke at an Islamic Society of North America convention, an anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood organization that supported Hamas, and denounced Dennis Prager for criticizing the Koran. At ISNA, Eric Yoffie sanctimoniously warned that... There exists in this country among all Americans whether Jews, Christians, or non-believers a huge and profound ignorance about Islam. It is not that stories about Islam are missing from our media; there is no shortage of voices prepared to tell us that fanaticism and intolerance are fundamental to Islamic religion, and that violence and...
  • Washington A Man of Prayer 2015 - Jonathan Cahn's message

    Powerful speech! America needs a leader like this. God Bless him!
  • Charred Remains of 1,500-Year-Old Hebrew Scroll Deciphered

    07/23/2015 6:28:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Elizabeth Goldblaum
    A burned 1,500-year-old Hebrew scroll found on the shore of the Dead Sea was recently deciphered, 45 years after archaeologists discovered it, researchers in Israel have announced. "The deciphering of the scroll, which was a puzzle for us for 45 years, is very exciting," Sefi Porath, the archaeologist who discovered the scroll in 1970 in Ein Gedi, Israel, said in a statement from The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The Ein Gedi parchment scroll is the oldest scroll discovered from the Hebrew Bible since the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date to the end of the Second Temple period, about 2,000 years...
  • Would you buy an audio Bible recorded by Michael Savage?

    07/22/2015 2:50:15 PM PDT · by fishtank · 47 replies
    I would love to have an audio Bible recorded by Michael Savage. How about anyone else here?
  • Masses are about to come to The LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/15/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Masses are about to come to Me, Not out of catastrophe but willingly, Soon you shall see My spirit pouring out "FREE", A Mountain of Love, Pouring down from above, And all the Earth shall see, My love for all humanity, A Love so Alive and True! And it's headed right at you, So My question to you from Me? Is "ARE YOU" ready for what you are about to see?! ( (( ( MY GLORY ) )) ) Joel 2:28-32Amplified Bible (AMP) 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your...
  • One Former Liberal Jewish Man Came Around..a little

    07/13/2015 6:40:53 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 17 replies
    A family friend sent me a link to my ex husband's Facebook page telling me that I would not believe it. She was right. We split 25 years ago. While politics played no role in our issues, we were night and day in that arena. When we were married, he was a barely practicing Jew. His Facebook page shows a changed man. He is now quite vocal about issues affecting Isreal and has a good working understanding of who obama really is. And apparently omama gets all the credit for the transformation. I pray that many more see the light.
  • Temple Institute Announces Breeding of Red Heifers

    07/11/2015 11:43:32 PM PDT · by LukeL · 66 replies
  • Phinneous the Leader

    07/10/2015 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 5 replies
    (his FB site) | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Denburg
    This is the post in its entirety. Sorry of not formatted. Not sure if the FB is open to all: PINCHAS vs. NEWSPEAK aka The GAY MARRIAGE Debate Balak, King of Moav had failed, and so the Jews marched on. His sorcerer for hire, Bilaam, then came up with Plan B. Seduce them, lower their moral standards. He was successful. Now the Jews marched to a different tune. They traded, Do you feel G-d? to Does it feel good? A plague broke out and thousands died. One man turned the tide. Pinchas. For his bravery, G-d granted Pinchas immunity from...
  • Mother Miriam's Heart for the Family and Church (former Jew & Evangelical)

    07/06/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jim Graves
    The founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope, discusses her conversion from Judaism, religious habits, family life, and current social upheaval Left: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (www.motherofisraelshope.org); right: Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. on Sept. 8, 2011, when the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope became a public association of the faithful under Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa. Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B. is founder of Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope (www.motherofisraelshope.org), a new religious congregation currently headquartered in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the leadership...
  • The Day the Late Sir Nicholas Winton Met Children He Saved from Nazi Death Camps

    07/04/2015 5:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 3, 2015 | ZOE ROMANOWSKY
    Sir Nicholas Winton - BBC Programme "That's Life" aired in 1988 (1:29 min) Sir Nicholas George Winton, MBE, who just died last week at the age of 106, wasa British humanitarian who organized the rescue of 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the "Czech Kindertransport." Anarticle inTimepaying tribute to Winton, a Jew by descent who had been raised as a Christian, was traveling in German-occupiedCzechoslovakia and recognize that manychildren would die. Hefound homes for the children and arranged fortrains to carry them from Nazi-occupied Prague to...
  • Why Does Torah Law Allow Polygamy?

    07/04/2015 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Chabad ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior editor
    Just to magnify your question somewhat, you’ll note that Torah presents the original paradigm of marriage—that of Adam and Eve—as monogamous. Furthermore, virtually every instance of polygamy recounted in the Torah is related directly by the narrative to some sort of calamity—whether strife between competing wives, as was the case with Hannah and Peninah,1 or between rivaling half-siblings, e.g. Jacob’s2 and King David’s sons.3 Even the very verse4 in which the Torah provides a green light for polygamy frames it within an undesirable circumstance: “If a man will have two wives, one beloved and the other hated . . .”...
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • What was Nehushtan?

    06/30/2015 6:51:57 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Gotquestions.org ^ | none listed | none credited
    Question: "What was Nehushtan?" Answer: The word Nehushtan occurs one time in the Bible, in 2 Kings 18:4, He [Hezekiah] removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had made offerings to it (it was called Nehushtan). Second Kings 18:4 points back to Numbers 21:69, Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses and said, We...
  • See The Star Of Bethlehem: Christs Second Coming Is Around The Corner

    06/29/2015 8:11:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 60 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    When it comes to tomorrow, Christians need to think while watching the Star of Bethlehem which will appear after an absence of roughly 2000 years. Tomorrow (June 30th, 2015) the Star of Bethlehem will be making a return. Will this mean that the signs of the end is beginning to unfold? And what did this sign mean? Is it a time of joy or suffering or both? How could King Herod's own advisors have been unaware of a star so bright that it could have led the wise men to Jerusalem? According to Professor David Weintraub, this may be because...
  • German Bishop Calls for Withdrawal of Good Friday Petition of Benedict XVI

    06/29/2015 7:21:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Pray Tell ^ | 6/28/15 | Fr. Anthony Ruff OSB
    German media are reporting on a fiftieth anniversary panel discussion of Nostra aetate, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions of the Second Vatican Council, organized by the German Catholic bishops conference. It was meant to be a respectful look back and a celebration of good relationship between Christians and Jews in Germany. But it turned out differently than planned. Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews, unexpectedly called for the revocation of the newly formulated Good Friday petition for the Jews which Pope Benedict wrote in 2008. Even more unexpected, Bishop Heinrich...
  • What Now? An Eternal Message of Biblical Morality

    06/28/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    6/28/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Man made systems and societies are not perfect. But there's a difference between good and productive and that which is tremendously destructive. America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. In other words, the base and foundation of secular legal morality was Biblical. It is true there are various groups that seek to adhere to the Biblical Code in profoundly different ways, some of which even run opposite to the accepted original meaning of the verses, but all at least sought and spent energy pondering the meaning of G-d's word and what that means for society. And on that foundation, the most...
  • The Definition of Marriage

    06/22/2015 4:34:18 AM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 29 replies
    06/22/2015 | Yomin Postelnik
    It's amazing how quickly much of society seems ready to change the definition of an age old institution that has been at the core of its growth and development, without so much as a second thought. No societal institution has been as responsible for the growth and development of every individual, and of society as a whole, as has traditional marriage, the bedrock upon which stable children, stable families and flourishing personal and societal growth spring forth. One must also ask whether we would be equally as unquestioning were someone to suggest changing the other age old definition that is...