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  • Robert Bowers named as Pittsburgh shooting suspect who 'believes Donald Trump is controlled by Jews'

    10/28/2018 6:48:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Mirror ^ | October 27, 2018 | Amber Hicks
    The man suspected of killing 11 people during a baby-naming ceremony at a US synagogue has been named and pictured by US media. Robert Bowers reportedly burst into the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh carrying multiple weapons before unleashing bullets on terrified worshippers. Bowers, in his 40s, also reportedly yelled 'all Jews must die' and was shouting antisemitism statements. It is believed he acted alone. He is in hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. It's not clear if he was shot by police or the wounds were self-inflicted. A Pittsburgh City official told a news conference 'the scene is...
  • Bennett to travel to Pittsburgh after synagogue shooting (Israeli minister of Diaspora Affairs)

    10/27/2018 6:04:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Y-Net News ^ | October 27, 2018 | The Associated Press, Reuters and Staff
    Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett will be travelling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the wake of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue, where at least eight people were killed and several others wounded. Local authorities and media said a gunman yelling "All Jews must die" stormed the synagogue during Saturday services and shot worshipers, killing at least eight people and wounding six others including four police officers before he was arrested. "When Jews are murdered in Pittsburgh, the people of Israel feel pain. All Israel are responsible for one another," Bennett said. The minister will...
  • Trump to visit Pittsburgh synagogue in wake of deadly shooting that left 11 dead

    10/27/2018 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | October 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    • Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details. • Trump said he chose to continue with a campaign rally because he did not want "evil people" to control his life. But he said he would change his tone. President Donald Trump says he will be going to Pittsburgh in the wake of a mass shooting at a synagogue. Speaking to reporters in southern Illinois before a rally, Trump confirmed he would go but did not offer details....
  • How Many Moseses Wrote the Torah?

    10/13/2018 2:55:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 16 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 13, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    How Many Moseses Wrote the Torah? By Philip Cottraux I wrote two previous blogs discussing mid-19th century German theologian J.G. Eichhorn, originator of many modern criticisms of the Bible. In “The Daniel Lynchpin,” (click here to read) I addressed his proposal that the book of Daniel was a product of the Maccabean period. In “How Many Isaiahs Wrote Isaiah?” (click here to read), I addressed his theory that Isaiah has more than one author. This is a follow-up of sorts, as there is a similar claim that the Torah has multiple authors (at least in the Isaiah theory, the prophet...
  • The Consequences of Child Favoritism (Jacob and Esau)

    10/06/2018 4:01:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 6, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Consequences of Child Favoritism By Philip Cottraux The Bible is timeless. Despite being thousands of years old, it still can teach us profound lessons about ourselves. Setting aside just their historical truth, its stories contain universal metatruth on the nature of man. Specifically, the story of Jacob and Esau is perhaps its most cautionary tale on the danger of dysfunctional family dynamics. Like his father Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah had trouble conceiving. And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was inteated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived (Genesis 25:21). After...
  • Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre

    09/18/2018 11:55:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Various | September 18, 2018
    Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins today at sundown and ends tomorrow at sundown. The evening service begins with the Kol Nidre. It has a haunting melody. Listen. This is the translation from Aramaic: All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ‘konam,’ ‘konas,’ or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, and void, and made of no effect; they shall not...
  • Benedict XVI and the Jews: New Ratzinger Essay on Judaism causes Controversy

    09/06/2018 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 48 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 6, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    In his self-created role as the “contemplative member” of an “expanded papacy”, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger — aka “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI — has a lot of time on his hands these days, and he uses some of it to write on theological matters. Back in 1972, Fr. Ratzinger was very busy with a lot of things, such as arguing for the permissibility of public adulterers to receive Holy Communion in “individual cases”. At the time he also co-founded the theological journal Communio, together with such unsavory characters as Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Fr. Karl Lehmann, and others. Last year,...
  • Roseanne Barr cuts record in Nashville, says she’s moving to Israel

    09/03/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 3, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    After Roseanne Barr’s former costar gave us a pretty good indication of what the future holds for her character on the new spinoff show (spoiler alert: she doesn’t have a future in corporeal form), we were able to guess what direction the show was taking. But what about Roseanne herself? Is there room for a comeback after her allegedly racist Twitter rants or is she all washed up? Ms. Barr showed up on a podcast this week to bring everyone up to date on her plans and they’re probably not what you were expecting. First of all, she won’t be...
  • Preserved foods were the ‘Hamburger Helper of ancient times’

    08/14/2018 9:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jewish News of Northern California ^ | August 13, 2018 | Alix Wall
    aren Solomon’s new cookbook, “Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes and Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods,” is, on the one hand, very Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews have been at the forefront of food preservation for generations and will appreciate recipes for gravlax, several types of herring and “Killer Smoked Fish Salad.” The book also has recipes for prosciutto made from duck, and for pastrami that Solomon considers one of her top crowd-pleasers. “People just love it,” she said. “There are certain things I make that make people really happy. Bacon tops the list, but that pastrami recipe is right...
  • Why God Brought Back the Feast of Tabernacles

    07/22/2018 1:11:15 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 13 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 21, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Why God Brought Back the Feast of Tabernacles By Philip Cottraux Ezra and Nehemiah are twin books that cover the so-called “Second Exodus.” In 586 BC, Jerusalem was sieged by the Babylonian armies led by Nebuchadnezzar, who burned the city and razed the temple to the ground. Most Jews were taken as slaves into exile. Those that escaped fled into the desert and formed small nomadic communities. The Ark of the Covenant disappeared and was never seen again. But God had not fully abandoned them. Babylon eventually fell to the Medo-Persians, who were much more merciful to the captives. Seventy...
  • Bugging out: Indoor insect-free farm providing new foods to observant Jews

    07/14/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Michael Scotto
    The vegetables and fruits grown inside a Burlington, New Jersey greenhouse look completely ordinary. But Solomon Fried's crops are different. He goes to extreme lengths to make sure they are free of bugs. "You're always looking for insects, I would imagine? Yes, that's a 24-hour thing. They never sleep, so we have to be alert," Fried said. Fried is obsessed with bugs because his produce is sold in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox community, and insects are not kosher. Jews who strictly observe religious dietary rules do not even want to eat them accidentally. "The problem is there are many insects that lodge...
  • Av: Disaster and Consolation

    07/11/2018 1:14:34 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    Aish.com ^ | Jul 29, 2006 | Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
    http://media.aish.com/images/AvNuevoFormato500x291-SP.jpg The same covenant that promises suffering, promises redemption. By every measure the Jewish month of Av is tragically unique, one in which the worst disasters in our history took place. Disaster is no stranger to us. In many ways it is part and parcel of God's covenant with Abraham. When Abraham was told that his people would be chosen, God told him that there would be a price to pay. What is that price? One look at Jewish history tells us two pieces of information that make us unique. One is that we don't disappear because we recognize that...
  • Joy Reid Blog Post Attacked Wolf Blitzer for Being Too Soft on Jews

    07/06/2018 9:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 1, 2018 | Mairead McArdle
    In a post on her now-defunct blog, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid attacked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for treating Jewish guests with too much understanding. Blitzer is a “former flak for the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),” reads the post from July 16, 2006. “He doesn’t even try to hide his affinity for his Israeli guests, or his partisanship for their cause, while turning instantly to prosecutorial mode when questioning any guest who has the dumb luck to be an Arab or Muslim in King Blitzer’s court,” Reid continues. “It’s actually quite stunning how brazen Blitzer’s bias has become.” In...
  • The Molten Sea

    05/26/2018 12:04:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 2 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 26, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Molten Sea By Philip Cottraux Exodus 30:17-18: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. The laver was a brass tub outside the tabernacle between the altar and entrance. Like a perfect procession, a ram was sacrificed at the outer altar, then the priests would enter the outer court to the brazen altar to make the burnt offerings. But they had to wash...
  • The World’s First Kosher Cheeseburger Is Here

    05/25/2018 2:44:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | May 22, 2018 | Shira Feder
    The trail-blazing Impossible Burger, the world’s only kosher cheeseburger, created sustainably, is now officially on the Orthodox Union’s kosher database registry. The Impossible Burger entered development in 2011 and debuted in July 2016 at the fashionably erstwhile Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi in Manhattan. It’s since won a 2017 Tasty Award and a 2018 Fabi Award from the National Restaurant Association - and it’s the only plant-based burger to ever have done so. “Getting kosher certification is an important milestone,” said Impossible Foods CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick O. Brown. “We want the Impossible Burger to be ubiquitous, and that...
  • A Jewish response: Three Old Testament Biblical Passages Misinterpreted as Referencing Jesus

    05/10/2018 9:32:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/10/2018 | Avner Zarmi
    Recently, PJ Media published a piece purporting to demonstrate that three Biblical passages refer to the crucifixion of the Messiah. The piece erroneously refers to all three of these passages as “prophecies,” and wrenches them out of context in the attempt to make the point. I have been asked to offer a response indicating what these passages really mean.The first, which is not a “prophecy,” is Psalms XXII, 16-18. The salient passage is actually at the end of verse 17, which the author renders as follows: “They have pierced my hands and my feet.” On the basis of this...
  • UK preservation group aims to restore, revive Europe’s abandoned synagogues

    04/11/2018 5:45:21 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Stuart Winer
    A British organization has launched an ambitious project aimed at restoring old, abandoned synagogues across Europe and bringing them back to community life, and commemorating communities that were wiped out in the Holocaust. The Foundation of Jewish Heritage has identified 3,300 pre-Second World War buildings used for Jewish prayer, of which at least 19 could be brought back into use - out of an estimated total of 17,000 that were in use before the Second World War. The remaining buildings, of which just 718 are still being used as synagogues, have been carefully catalogued based on their artistic, urban, and...
  • How Many Jewish New Years?

    04/01/2018 5:07:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    My Jewish Learning ^ | April 1, 2018 | Michelle Alperin
    Time, in its essence, is an unceasing flow on which human beings have imposed meaning with arbitrary divisions and markers–years, months, weeks, days, minutes, and seconds. These units of time serve as measures for human activity in education, commerce, leisure, agriculture, and religion.
  • Debating the Boycott, Divestiture and Sanctions Against Israel

    01/01/2018 2:53:21 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Zionism was the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, not a colonial enterprise. Nor is Israel in any way like South Africa, where a minority of whites ruled over a majority of blacks, who were denied the most fundamental human rights. In Israel, Arabs, Druze, and Christians have equal rights and serve in high positions in government, business, the arts, and academia. BDS is not a protest against Israel's policies. It is a protest against Israel's very existence. West argued that BDS would encourage Israel to make peace with the Palestinians. I replied that Israel would never be blackmailed...
  • Are The Fried Locusts In My Taco Kosher?

    12/27/2017 1:45:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Forward ^ | December 27, 2017 | Ilan Ben Zion
    The beady eyes in my taco glare back amid the citrus salsa and avocado, and peek out from behind a leaf of cilantro. The first bite is crunchy, and faintly nutty, like toasted corn — if toasted corn came with six legs and a pair of wings. Before long I’m popping individual fried locusts into my mouth like peanuts. But this isn’t a street stall in Oaxaca, Mexico. I’m in my Jerusalem apartment and my girlfriend is having a conniption over the pile of disembodied grasshopper legs I’ve left on the chopping board in the kitchen. Over the phone, my...