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  • Two Medieval Jewish Thinkers on the ďImage of GodĒ (Ecumenical)

    12/30/2011 6:35:55 AM PST · by rzman21 · 22 replies
    Rabbi Leo Samuel's blog ^ | Rabbi Leo Samuel
    The concept of the Imago Dei ( ¬ďImage of God¬Ē) has fascinated Jewish thinkers since the time of Philo and Ben Sira. For now, we will focus only on two famous medieval thinkers: Saadia Gaon and Maimonides. Saadia points out in his philosophic classic that ◊Ď÷ľ÷į◊¶÷∂◊ú÷∂◊Ě ◊ź÷Ī◊ú÷Ļ◊Ē÷ī◊ô◊Ě (B¬ítse¬ílem ¬ī√©l√∂h√ģm= ¬ďin the likeness of the Divine image¬Ē) is figurative language for God bestowing special honor unto humankind, which He did not confer unto the rest of Creation. This distinctiveness is visible in humanity¬ís ability to exert dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26). Among modern scholars, biblical theologian D. Clines clarifies the...
  • Jewish voters and the Ron Paul effect )(And how the "Sarah Palin effect" was a myth)

    12/23/2011 3:27:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | December 23, 2011 | Shmuel Rosner
    What can they say about Paul? What happens to Jewish Republicans, or to Jews who might consider voting Republican if Ron Paul takes Iowa - not an impossible scenario according to current polling. What happens to the Obama-bad-for-Israel Republican theme if Paul becomes the leading voice of their party - even for a week (until the New Hampshire vote). What chances do GOP Jews have to finally break the unending chain of broken Jewish-shift promises. How can Jewish GOPers withstand the ensuing Democratic attack on the ďisolationistĒ, ďanti foreign aidĒ, ďanti-IsraelĒ party Ė how can they defend a party that...
  • Angels and inquisitors

    12/23/2011 8:32:44 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 16 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | David Goldman
    One popular comedian argues that it must be dreadful to spend eternity in heaven. No matter how wonderful it might be at first, eventually you're bound to get used to it and end up bored to death. By the same reasoning, one would shrug off the torments of hell over time, and the experience would be the same as heaven. Truth told, Dante's account of the saints contemplating the Godhead in the "Paradiso" section of Dante's Divine Comedy always bored me, without having to wait for too much of eternity to tick by.
  • 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...
  • Have Yourself a Merry Muslim-Jewish Sabbath Christmas Eve

    12/22/2011 11:06:12 AM PST · by trumandogz · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12.22.11 | Jill Carroll
    A Jew, a Muslim and a Christian walk into a synagogue on Christmas Eve . . . Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? But, thatís exactly what will happen on Christmas Eve this year here in Houston, which happens to fall on Friday Ė the same day of the Jewish Shabbat and of Muslim community prayers.
  • Happy Hanukkah from Sarah Palin

    12/19/2011 3:47:14 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | December 19, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    As Jewish families gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Todd and I would like to wish them a very Happy Hanukkah. This beautiful holiday commemorates the story of the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, following years of struggle by the Maccabees, when one-dayís worth of consecrated oil miraculously lasted for eight. This story never ceases to inspire because it reminds us of the power of faith, hope, and perseverance. The modern State of Israel is the living embodiment of the Hanukkah miracle Ė a country that was not expected to survive the onslaught of its enemies,...
  • Esther Fast

    12/16/2011 8:49:37 AM PST · by Uriíel-2012 · 11 replies
    Wilbur Ministries ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Wilbur Ministries
    A video by Paul Wilber about the metaphor of Esther saving the nation of Israel through prayer and fasting
  • Jewish Week and Rabbi Hammerman Issue Apology (On opinion column about Tim Tebow)

    12/15/2011 2:54:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Lid ^ | 12/15/2011 | Jeff Dunetz
    UPDATE-- I just received this from the Jewish Week: We apologize for posting an Opinion column on Dec. 14 by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman entitled ďMy Problem With Tim Tebow,Ē the Denver Broncos quarterback who is an Evangelical Christian. The column, in fact, violated our own standards calling for civility in posting comments on our website. The policy statement notes that ďname calling in any form will not be tolerated, and comments that denigrate any religion or Jewish religious stream will always be rejected.Ē The column was removed from our website later that day. Rabbi Hammerman is a respected spiritual leader...
  • Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 8:41:53 AM PST · by Just4Him · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/15/2011 | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. ďPeace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of JerusalemĒ, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vaticanís Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome. The Vaticanís former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The first site also houses what is referred...
  • THE OFFICE OF PROPHET is about to return to the church body WORLDWIDE !

    12/13/2011 11:51:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 190 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-11-11 | Jedediah
    THE OFFICE OF PROPHET IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH BODY WORLDWIDE ! The Office of Prophet is about to return , This is not from a person but from a yearn , From the calling of many for my voice to speak out , True guidance directly into My House , For many confusion has been the stage , But now I will speak both in grace and in rage , For judgement is here in My house , Holiness received and strange fire cast out , The true and faithful shall remain and be renewed , But...
  • David and Bathsheba

    12/13/2011 7:10:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 19 replies
    Torah Ideals ^ | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    It is a convention of biblical scholarship that scripture sometimes presents seemingly contradictory information that forces us to evaluate the misdeeds of extraordinary people in the context of their times and circumstances. To warn us against superficially interpreting Davidís episode with Bathsheba, the Talmud records the oral tradition that, ďAnyone who says that David sinned is in error.Ē1 Even without the Talmudís admonition, it is impossible to reconcile the simple reading of the text with Torah law. According to Jewish law, an adulteress is forbidden to marry a man with whom she committed adultery, even after divorce or the death...
  • Will This Be The First Time The World Sees The Ark of Covenant?

    12/05/2011 9:23:24 AM PST · by marshmallow · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/5/11 | Rick Dewsbury
    *Leaking roof in Ethiopian chapel 'will lead to relic being revealed' *Ark contains Ten Commandments God 'gave' to Moses on Mount Sinai *One holy monk is the only person allowed to see the holy box... * ...but he'll need a hand carrying metre long wooden structure to new homeA very British problem of a leaky church roof could be about to give the world the chance to glimpse the legendary Ark of the Covenant. That's because the claimed home of the iconic relic - a small chapel in Ethiopia - has sprung a leak and so the Ark could now...
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesusí Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ďI am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Will Mel Gibson Baptize Chanukhah?

    12/02/2011 6:57:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/1/11 | Peter Freeman
    In a recent blog post for Andrew Breitbartís Big Hollywood, Jeff Dunetz laments that ďMel Gibsonís Catholic Faith Completely Contradicts Story of Judah Maccabee.Ē The blogger feels that this highly-troubled entertainer is the wrong choice to direct a film about an ancient Jewish hero. True, Mel Gibsonís Catholic faith contradicts many things, including Catholicism. Dunetz acknowledges that ďGibson is a passionate member of the Catholic Traditionalist movement, a minority Catholic sect that rejects the reforms of the Second Vatican Council in 1964-65,Ē so his concern isnít about Catholicism per se, just Gibsonís particular approach to it: The real question is:...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Will you please pray for me and my wife?

    11/30/2011 10:46:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies · 1+ views
    November 30, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, The edema and infections are getting worse and I'm scared that I will lose one or both of my feet or even my legs. My feet are about two-and-a-half times their normal size. It will be very hard to take care of my wife (stroke last year) and myself if I lose my mobility. I appreciate any and all prayers, thoughts, best wishes or whatever. This is like a second home for me and I have many good friends here that I've never met in person. Thank you!
  • Is Judaism a Religion?

    11/30/2011 8:43:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Jewish Ideas Daily ^ | 11/30/2011 | Lawrence Grossman
    There is no end to the conundrums involved in defining what it means to be a Jew. Must a Jew be someone who believes in the Jewish religion, in the way a Christian believes in Christianity or a Muslim in Islam? That can't be the case, since many devoted Jews are atheists. Is a Jew necessarily someone who acknowledges membership in a Jewish ethnic group, people, or nation? That definition would exclude people who believe in Judaism but feel little kinship with other believers, and it would read out Jews who are anti-Zionist. Should "Jewish" be seen as a cultural...
  • Rooted in Love

    11/25/2011 6:23:09 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Holy Land Moments ^ | 11/25/2011 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    ďI will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.Ē ó Hosea 2:19-20 At times, it is difficult to read through portions of the Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament) ó in particular, the words of the prophets. Repeatedly, men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and others conveyed messages of warning, judgment, and dire consequences if Godís people did not turn from their sinful ways and obey Him. At times, such messages of judgment can obscure the...
  • If Israel has it, then I Demand it

    11/24/2011 7:49:19 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    "And Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil soup and he ate and he drank and he rose and he went and Esau despised the birthright." (From this week's Torah portion, Toldot, Genesis 25:34) Esau is a practical guy. Modern. He isn't interested in "birthrights," titles and mysticism. He builds the world with his own two hands. Jacob's soup smells good and if his primitive dreamer of a brother wants some intangible entity in exchange for the red stew, he is more than happy to sell it to him. After all, everybody dies in the end anyway, so what good is...
  • New Find Sheds Light on Ancient Site in Jerusalem

    11/24/2011 7:34:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 11/23/11 | Matti Friedman
    JERUSALEM (AP) ó Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site. But archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority now say diggers have found coins underneath the massive foundation stones of...
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Why don't Jews vote Republican? Its the Jesus Christ

    11/23/2011 8:11:14 AM PST · by tedbel · 81 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | Nov 23/11 | Michael Medved
    Ted Belman. Medved nails it when he says "The answer is that distinctive religious attitudes among Jews play a greater role in shaping voting behavior than ideology, education levels, income, or any sense of ethnic solidarity.[..] "The voting behavior of American Jews conforms closely to the preferences of the irreligious and the unaffiliated precisely because so many of them are, in fact, theologically unaffiliated. He goes on to say that Jews "cringe" at the thought of a believer in Jesus Christ becoming President. They will never get in bed with Christ believers no matter how much they love and want...
  • FORGIVEN !

    11/13/2011 6:13:57 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-13-11 | Jedediah
    Circumstantial evidence is never exposed , For I circumcised you from the accuser when I Arose ! So take what I have given "forgiven ARE You" ! All that I have done by My Blood shed for you , So now in this power it is that you walk ! Fear not the enemy or his stalk , For I surround all those that fear and reverance Me , I AM the fullness of All 3 , Your Christ , Your Savior and Your Friend , I shall never forsake you for "We Are One" to the very end ,...
  • HEAVEN EXPOSED \o/

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • Use "MY" Love for there is Grace there !

    11/11/2011 9:31:30 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    My love for you is unending and in this same manner I AM calling you to "ALL" move together "AS ONE" ! Use "MY" Love for there is ~Grace~ there !!! 1 Corinthians 4 1SO THEN, let us [apostles] be looked upon as ministering servants of Christ and stewards (trustees) of the mysteries (the secret purposes) of God. 2Moreover, it is [essentially] required of stewards that a man should be found faithful [proving himself worthy of trust]. 3But [as for me personally] it matters very little to me that I should be put on trial by you [on this point],...
  • Abraham's World War

    11/10/2011 8:03:54 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 7 replies
    "And the two angels came to Sodom in the evening and Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom." (From this week's Torah portion, Vayerah, Genesis 19:1) Hold on a minute! Didn't Lot learn anything from his previous misadventure? Just in last week's Torah portion, Abraham endangered himself and his entire family in a World War to save Lot from captivity after he made his bad decision to move to Sodom. After Abraham redeems him, Lot disregards everything that transpired and goes right back to Sin City as if nothing had happened, at all. In order to understand this psychosis,...
  • Catholics, Jews urged to work together to promote religious freedom (warns of Islamist fanatics)

    11/07/2011 10:53:31 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Reporter ^ | November 7, 2011 | Ben Griffin
    NEW YORK -- Catholics and Jews can most effectively capitalize on five decades of progress in their relations by joining forces to promote religious freedom, defend immigrants, face a common threat from fanatics and advocate for civility in politics and society, said New York Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan.He addressed more than 250 Jewish leaders assembled in New York Nov. 3 for the annual meeting of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that fights anti-Semitism.Reflecting on the current state and future of Catholic-Jewish relations, Archbishop Dolan said both groups must "continue to rejoice in how far we've come," but not take...
  • "BE" MY Disciples of Truth !

    11/06/2011 12:10:02 PM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    I desire to see My Bride dressed in all the beauty I have adorned her in "That is ME" ! So Come ! Play and abide in the garden for I delight in you yes ! But I desire earnestly for you to walk and dance in the fruit of My Tree of Life but not just one fruit or leaf but in the fullness of ALL I have for you . So come and abide with Me and devour and drink drink Me in for I AM this Fullness. Refresh your WellSpring in My River and pant no more...
  • (Jewish) Researcher Thinks Pius Xii Went Undercover To Save Jews

    11/05/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    EWTN ^ | November 4, 2011
    ROME, ITALY, November 4 (CNA/EWTN News) - The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life's work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome. Gary Krupp came across the evidence in a letter from a Jewish woman whose family was rescued thanks to direct Vatican intervention. "It is an unusual letter, written by a woman who is alive today in northern Italy, who said she was with her mother, her uncle, and a few other relatives in an audience with...
  • Report: Ultra-Orthodox [Jews] Spitting at Christian Clergy in Jerusalem

    11/04/2011 7:56:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 131 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 11/4/11 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Details, from a Jewish paper in Israel: Ultra-Orthodox young men curse and spit at Christian clergymen in the streets of Jerusalemís Old City as a matter of routine. In most cases the clergymen ignore the attacks, but sometimes they strike back. Last week the Jerusalem Magistrateís Court quashed the indictment against an Armenian priesthood student who had punched the man who spat at him. Johannes Martarsian was walking in the Old City in May 2008 when an young ultra-Orthodox Jew spat at him. Maratersian punched the spitter in the face, making him bleed, and was charged for assault. But Judge...
  • In the Holy Land, a Changed Christian World

    11/01/2011 7:14:51 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    AP via Seattle PI ^ | 10/27/11 | Matti Friedman
    In this Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 photo Filipino Christian worshippers attend mass at the Ratisbonne monastery in downtown Jerusalem. In the past two decades, the traditional Christian communities of the Holy Land have been joined by newcomers: foreign workers from dozens of different countries who provide the Israeli economy with cheap labor, asylum-seekers from Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere in Africa who sneak across the border from Egypt, immigrants from the former Soviet Union who are part of the Jewish mainstream but are also practicing Orthodox Christians, and others. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner / APJAFFA, Israel (AP) ó The schedules for Mass...
  • Shabbat Shalom---Noach---2011 [a peaceful Sabbath, Noah, Gen 6:9-11:32]

    10/28/2011 12:27:42 PM PDT · by patlin · 18 replies
    Noach 2011 While we normally consider Noach and his generation to be a prime example of how a society can so easily lose it all, there are additional and highly significant lessons and applications very relevant to our times. We are now still feeling the effects of the 'chamas', Ďthe Ďme firstí philosophy, which led to the unscrupulous practices by so many, all too long, especially in the financial world. The ongoing grassroots Ďsocial protestsí for no special reason, which have spread across North America, are reason enough for concern. The decay from the top has had a ripple effect...
  • Violence between ultra-Orthodox sects rocks Jerusalem neighborhood

    10/28/2011 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Will75 · 9 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Oct. 28, 2011 | Yair Ettinger
    "Residents of the Mea She'arim neighborhood in Jerusalem fear the violence that has erupted between two ultra-Orthodox sects will grow and complain the police are not protecting them. On Tuesday night a group of Hasidim brutally attacked Avraham Hirschman, 36, a father of six, with clubs, kicks and blows. Hirschman was hospitalized with fractures and other serious injuries."
  • NY may close bus service that makes women sit in back

    (Reuters) - New York City authorities said they will shut down a city bus service run by Orthodox Jews if the group doesn't stop making women sit at the back of the bus. The Private Transportation Corp, which operates the city's public B110 bus under a franchise arrangement, has come under criticism following publicity about its practice of making women give up their seats in the front to promote Hasidic customs of gender separation. New York City's Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Gastel said the agency's executive director Anne Koenig has asked the company to respond to the allegations and...
  • Jewish girl's Polish savior from Auschwitz dies, age 90

    10/24/2011 5:18:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 23.10.2011 | Reuters
    Jerzy Bielecki, the Polish inmate who helped his Jewish girlfriend escape from Auschwitz in 1944, has died aged 90..at his home in Nowy Targ, southern Poland. In July 1944, the 23-year-old Bielecki used his relatively privileged position as a German-speaking Catholic Polish inmate of Auschwitz to orchestrate the daring rescue of his Jewish girlfriend, Cyla Cybulska. He secretly acquired a complete SS uniform and pass from a fellow Pole working at a uniform warehouse. Pretending to take a Jewish inmate out of the camp for interrogation, he led Cybulska to a side gate, where a sleepy SS officer let them...
  • Religion claims its place in Occupy Wall Street

    10/23/2011 1:44:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jay Lindsay and Karen Matthews
    Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy. No shoes are allowed in the "Sacred Space" tent here, but you can bring just about any faith or spiritual tradition. A day's schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a "compassion meditation" and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke. Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner points toward Mecca....
  • Going to Israel to Find Quebec

    10/15/2011 3:38:18 PM PDT · by jjotto · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | Barbara Kay
    There are the countless stories of conversions from one religion to another, from atheism to belief and from belief to atheism. All of these leaps of faith are interesting, because the same uniquely human faculty - the ability to critically examine the received wisdom of one's youth, and to reject it in favour of other more compelling resolutions to one's spiritual discomfort - can lead to so many disparate and often contradictory solutions. Whatever the intellectual process that leads to such a dramatic change in a life, the final step is always a leap of faith. On Oct. 1, La...
  • "BE" HOLY !

    10/07/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    "MY Children" ARE " My Obedient Ones"! Do you see my children? Why Enoch was taken up to "BE" with Me ? It was not by his works but through his "TRUE" and "Fatihful" obedience to BE one with Me for as My Word "BE HOLY" "TRULY" this is Christ like to be a Michael( "AS GOD" ) for I AM "HOLY" for this IS My NAME ! Jude 1 1JUDE, A servant of Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and brother of James, [writes this letter] to those who are called (chosen), dearly loved by God the Father and separated (set...
  • Palestinian Christians Are Hopeful About Statehood [Vatican wants two-state solution]

    09/30/2011 5:54:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 24 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 09/30/2011 | MICHELE CHABIN
    JERUSALEM ó Salim Manarious, a retired former school headmaster, believes there will be a sovereign Palestinian state in his lifetime. ďI believe it because Iím a Palestinian,Ē the 72-year-old Orthodox Christian said Sept. 23, the day Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas applied for full membership in the United Nations. Palestinians currently have observer status at the U.N. The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold preliminary talks today on the Palestinian application. The United States has pledged to veto the proposal if it comes up for a vote in the Security Council. The U.S. has called for a...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show,Uniting the Races with Truth, Instead of Dividing Them with Lies

    09/28/2011 10:05:34 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 2 replies
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | September 28, 2011 | abigail2
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  • Thai school apologizes for Nazi-themed sports day parade [Sacred Heart College]

    09/28/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post's Weird Wide Web ^ | September 28, 2011 | News Desk
    A school in Thailand has apologized after students dressed up as Nazis for a sports day parade, Agence France-Presse reports. Students at†Sacred Heart College, a Catholic school in the northern city of Chiang Mai, carried red banners adorned with swastikas, wore Nazi uniforms, and gave "Sieg Heil" salutes, while some had swastikas painted on their faces, according to photos released by the U.S.-based†Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization.† School officials said that students had organized the parade themselves, and it was not intended to cause offense. AFP reports:"The school officially explained that it was an internal sports day...
  • Google makes 5 Dead Sea Scrolls searchable

    09/27/2011 2:18:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    cnn blog ^ | September 26, 2011
    Jerusalem (CNN) ‚Äď In a perfect blending of 21st-century advances with the cutting-edge technology of an earlier age, starting this week internet users can, for the first time, use Google search and scanning technology to examine five manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Google and the Israel Museum unveiled the project Monday in Jerusalem with the launch of a museum website that allows users to interact with the ancient texts in a way impossible just a few years ago."You have the capability with high-resolution definition to look at the scrolls in a comfortable setting - to enlarge them, to magnify...
  • A Cute Message About Rosh Hashana

    09/25/2011 9:17:46 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 3 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | 9/25/2011 | Dovid Taub & Jonathan Goorvich
    http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/1616434/jewish/Hap-bee-New-Year.htm
  • "There Can Be No Rupture in Salvation History" [Benedict XVI to Jewish Community in Germany]

    09/23/2011 1:07:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/23/11
    In this place, remembrance must also be made of the Kristallnacht that took place from 9 to 10 November 1938. Only a few could see the full extent of this act of contempt for humanity, like the Berlin Cathedral Provost, Bernhard Lichtenberg, who cried out from the pulpit of Saint Hedwigís Cathedral: ďOutside, the Temple is burning Ė that too is the house of GodĒ. The Nazi reign of terror was based on a racist myth, part of which was the rejection of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Jesus Christ and of all who believe...
  • Israel: Heart of the World

    09/22/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    "See I have given before you today life and good and death and bad." (From this week's Torah portion, Netzvim, Deuteronomy 30:15) Don't we know that life is good and death is bad? Not really. Our natural will is to stop living and to merely exist. In other words, to stop working and to just be passive; to shed responsibility. To live, we must preserve a state of separation or differentiation. The world was created in a process that separated light from darkness, heaven from earth and land from water. A living organism lives in the same way: it is...
  • Rabble-rouser Helen Radkey: Keeping tabs on proxy LDS baptisms

    09/22/2011 6:17:24 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    Salt Lake City Weekly ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Brandon Burt
    Ex-Mormon Australia native Helen Radkey is a spiritual consultant and educator, soul reader, past-life therapist, prayer therapist, marriage celebrant, writer and researcher, but is best known as that rabble-rouser whoís been keeping close tabs on the LDS Churchís temple ordinances for the past 18 years. City Weekly caught up with Radkey to find out what she's been keeping tabs on lately. Why do proxy baptisms matter to people who donít believe in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Alive or dead, people deserve to be treated with respect. Proxy baptism is a disrespectful attempt to reframe a personís...
  • Sho-Far So Good

    09/21/2011 10:02:29 PM PDT · by Phinneous
    Chabad.org ^ | 9/07/2009 | Rabbi Infinity (Tzvi Freeman)
    Big Trouble Meets Small Shofar Monday, September 07, 2009 Posted by Rabbi Infinity What¬ís a nice neshamah like that doing in a nasty place like this? Why does a really nice G‚ÄĎd send a poor innocent neshamah down into the world, knowing full well how messed up she¬ís going to get? She¬ís got a one-in-a-million chance of coming out unscathed. Even if she is successful and manages to do some mitzvahs in the end, look at the collateral damage incurred. I mean, is it really worth it?
  • Iran's Threat and the Messianic Era

    09/21/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 9/21/'11 | Rabbi Yitzchok Fingerer
    According to the Talmud (Sanhedrin 97), Mashiach will arrive before the Jewish year 6000. This means the full range of spectacular prophecies and supernatural events associated with the End of Days must occur within the next 228 years. According to Michah (7:15), our future redemption will resemble the redemption from Egypt. Yalkut Shimoni (2:806) unequivocally states this is what Rabbi Dosa means when he mentions that the period of Mashiach will last 400 years. This corresponds to the Covenant of the Parts, in which Avraham was told his children would be in Egyptian exile for 400 years. According to Maharsha,...
  • Presybterians attacking Israel Again {PCUSA}

    09/15/2011 2:58:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    From Page Magazine ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Mark D Tooley
    In 2004, the Presbyterian Church (USA) touted solidarity with Palestinians by endorsing a ďphased, selective divestmentĒ from firms doing business with Israel. Church elites had underestimated the negative public response, both from American Jews and from more temperate Presbyterians. After a campaign to revoke divestment, including a feisty luncheon appearance by former CIA Director James Woolsey, the denominationís 2006 General Assembly revoked divestment. But the churchís anti-Israel boll weevils wonít accept ďnoĒ for an answer. A PCUSA so-called Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee is now recommending a new, more selective anti-Israel divestment targeting Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar, and Motorola. Next yearís...
  • Jewish voters tell David Weprin where to shove his yarmulke

    09/13/2011 3:49:39 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13/2011 | Adam Brickley
    If the polls are right, the voters in the solidly Democratic New York City district that Anthony Weiner represented until earlier this year are about to elect long-shot Republican businessman Bob Turner to Congress. Of course, this will be read by Republicans as a sign that the Obama administration has lost support even in bluer-than-blue areas (which is partially true) and written off by Democrats as a fluke produced by the highly irregular demographics of New Yorkís Ninth District (also partly true). However, both of those blanket statements mask the true reason that Bob Turner will win this race ó...