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  • Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher

    03/04/2008 1:31:40 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 99 replies · 695+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-4-08 | Breitbart
    High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week. Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy. "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an...
  • The Tabernacle of Moses — what is it?

    10/31/2007 8:15:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 68+ views
    What is the Tabernacle? A visual dwelling Tabernacle means “tent,” “place of dwelling” or “sanctuary.” It was a sacred place where God chose to meet His people, the Israelites, during the 40 years they wandered in the desert under Moses’ leadership. It was the place where the leaders and people came together to worship and offer sacrifices. The tabernacle was first erected in the wilderness exactly one year after the Passover when the Israelites were freed from their Egyptian slavery (circa 1450 B.C.). It was a mobile tent with portable furniture that the people traveled with and set up...
  • Mixing religion and politics: Faith symbols tucked into power capital

    08/07/2007 6:45:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 1,103+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | August 6, 2007 | Carol Zimmermann
    WASHINGTON (CNS) – Washington is a city rich with powerful symbols. It is known for its monuments, memorials and corridors of power. And its big landmarks, the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, will always loom large because of an 1899 law stipulating that no private structures in the city can be higher than either of them.In tourist season – early spring to late summer – visitors to the capital flock to the seats of government and monumental tributes to history with cameras always at the ready. But what they might not readily notice or capture for their photo albums...
  • A Bronze Age Vessel of Purification Reveals the Signature of Moses

    04/11/2007 8:52:35 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 19 replies · 855+ views
    Christian NewsWire ^ | 4/11/2007 | Rabbi Ben-Hayil Yellen
    ESCONDIDO, Calif., April 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- THE VESSEL OF PURIFICATION is believed to have been associated with the Prophet Moses over 3,300 years ago. Researchers have identified upon the Bronze Age Art-scroll artistic montage distinctive Paleo-Hebrew writing including the signature of its artist that elaborately signed, yet clearly spelled out his name, 'MoSHeH.' The investigation of a Hebrew artifact holds great significance to Muslims, Christians and Jewish people. The copyrighted artifact and its illustrations are available. The certified laboratory data collaborates with the ancient sacrificial system of ceremonially clean animals as well as healing plants used within the ancient...
  • Where Were You?

    01/12/2007 6:10:28 AM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 144+ views ^ | not stated (for Parasha Shemos) | Rabbi Shimon Posner
    "Where were you?" Whether the question is from Mom, the boss, the wife, the husband or the grown children; they are not asking, they are accusing: Why weren't you where you were supposed to be? Your answer is an excuse. Unless you answer "I've been here the whole time." A shepherd sees a little lamb run off. The shepherd runs after the lamb: to save it from wolves, to ensure the lamb has enough water and enough tender green grass. While chasing the lamb, he sees a bush on fire, but it isn't burning. He takes off his shoes in...
  • The Culture War Is About The Authority Of A Book (Dennis Prager On Moral Absolutes Alert)

    12/27/2006 2:37:16 AM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 1,030+ views ^ | 12/27/2006 | Dennis Prager
    If you want to predict on which side an American will line up in the Culture War wracking America, virtually all you have to do is get an answer to this question: Does the person believe in the divinity and authority of the Five Books of Moses, the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah? ("Divinity" does not necessarily mean "literalism.") I do not ask this about "the Bible" as a whole because the one book that is regarded as having divine authority by believing Jews, Catholics, Protestants and Mormons, among others, is not the entire Bible,...
  • Jews ponder Moses [ Encyclopaedia Judaica ]

    12/16/2006 4:25:13 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies · 825+ views
    North County Times ^ | Thursday, December 14, 2006 | Richard Ostling
    Rabbi S. David Sperling, isn't certain that Moses even existed or, if he did, whether the Bible provides much reliable information about him. Sperling contends that if traditional accounts of the origins of Judaism had not recorded a founder, "analogy would have required postulating him; and that is probably what happened" when ancients wrote the Bible... The introduction to Moses' life from another writer says "we cannot really reconstruct a biography of Moses. We cannot even be sure that Moses was a historical character." ...Conservative Judaism's official Torah commentary (2001) states that what should concern Jews is "not when, or...
  • Latest on Charlton Heston

    11/29/2006 5:31:50 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 107 replies · 4,185+ views ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 |
    Reprinted from Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 4:28 p.m. EST Latest on Charlton Heston For those of us who have watched Charlton Heston in "Will Penny” a dozen times, the recent occasion of the Hollywood icon’s 83rd birthday on Oct. 4 brought back those sharp memories of the laconic aging cowboy soon headed to his last round-up. Despite intense interest in the star’s condition — he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002 — his publicist and family are not responding to requests about his health. Indeed, the last reliable update on Charlton Heston’s battle with the illness came in...
  • Did G-d Speak at Sinai?

    05/28/2006 7:58:46 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies · 446+ views ^ | Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith and Rabbi Moshe Zeldman
    What support is there for the claim that God spoke to all the Jewish people at the foot of Mount Sinai?Who did God give the Torah to at Mount Sinai? Most people reply, "God gave the Torah to Moses." And what were the Jewish people doing while Moses was receiving the Torah? "Worshipping the Golden Calf." Correct answers -- but NOT according to the Bible. The above answers come from Cecil B. DeMille's classic film, "The Ten Commandments." Amazing the impact one movie can have on the Jewish education of generations of Jews. It's a great film, but DeMille should...
  • 'Exodus Decoded' seeks 'plausible explanation' for Biblical events

    08/19/2006 6:32:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 3,235+ views
    The Tidings ^ | August 18, 2006 | David DiCerto
    Did Moses really part the Red Sea like it says in the Old Testament? What about the Nile turning blood red or the plagues that finally compelled Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery? Did those things actually happen? These are among the questions Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici attempts to answer in "The Exodus Decoded" which premieres Aug. 20, 8-9:30 p.m. (check local listings) on cable's History Channel. Challenging opinions that dismiss those events as myth, the thought-provoking documentary uses investigative journalism aided by modern science to examine archaeological and geological evidence in separating historical fact from fiction. Jacobovici...
  • Why The World Hates Jews (Michael Medved On Jews' Survival and Anti-Semitism Alert)

    08/10/2006 4:19:41 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 82 replies · 3,428+ views ^ | 08/10/06 | Michael Medved
    Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews? Whether it’s the angry international reaction to Israel’s efforts to defend itself in Lebanon, or Mel Gibson’s drunken rant in Malibu, the age-old specter of anti-Semitism refuses to disappear. With only 13 million Jews in the world – less than one fourth of one percent of the earth’s population – why does this tiny group inspire such bitter, widespread and often violent animosity? The answer is obvious to anyone who monitors anti-Semitic propaganda from all its...
  • Volcanic eruption 'triggered biblical parting of Red Sea'

    08/07/2006 8:23:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 143 replies · 2,838+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 6, 2006 | Tony Allen-Mills
    THE greatest story ever told has acquired a Hollywood twist. James Cameron, the director of Titanic, is the executive producer of a new documentary that claims to have uncovered fresh evidence confirming one of the most dramatic episodes in the Old Testament — the parting of the Red Sea and the Jewish exodus from Egypt. In The Exodus Decoded, a 90-minute documentary that will be shown in America this month, Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici, the Canadian film producer, claim a volcanic eruption on the Greek archipelago of Santorini triggered a chain of natural catastrophes recorded in the Bible as the...
  • Ten Commandments Fight Takes Hold in Courts Backyard

    06/07/2006 7:56:09 PM PDT · by Aquamarine · 25 replies · 635+ views ^ | Jun 5, 2006 7:00 AM (2 days ago) | Michael Neibauer, The Examiner
    WASHINGTON - It will be a short stroll for Faith and Action if the evangelical Christian organization is forced into a legal battle over its efforts to display an 850-pound granite Ten Commandments monument in its front garden. After all, its Capitol Hill ministry is all of 30 feet from the U.S. Supreme Court. “We would love to discuss this in front of the nine justices,” said the Rev. Rob Schenck, Faith and Action president. “Our legal team is prepared to take this all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary,” he said. ... Click here to read the...
  • Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

    05/14/2006 1:57:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 403+ views
    John AdamsSigner of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1854), Vol. IX, p. 401, to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776.) [W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only...
  • Was Moses Jewish? Not On ABC (a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed)

    04/17/2006 5:54:15 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 75 replies · 2,116+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 | Jack Engelhard
    In this ABC made-for-TV production of "The Ten Commandments" we have a new Moses, ethnically and religiously cleansed. As played by Dougray Scott, Moses has been homogenized, pasteurized, sanitized, and dry-cleaned so as not to offend any race, religion, or creed. This Moses is not Hebrew, and in fact he's not anything but multi-cultural. Along both parts of this series that ran Monday and Tuesday, April 10 and 11, the word "Hebrew" never came up, neither attached to him or to his people, yes, the Hebrews. The best this fat-free, low-calorie script could do was refer to Moses as a...
  • ABC's New Ten Commandments

    04/11/2006 11:26:46 AM PDT · by RainMan · 15 replies · 481+ views
    Dougray Scott, currently the star of NBC's Heist and most famous as the villain of Mission: Impossible 2, trots out much scowling anger and sulking angst in the lead role. This is Method Moses. Tonight, back from his conference with the burning bush and heading toward Egypt, he stumbles over a rock and mutters, "You'd think if this is what He wanted He'd make the going a little easier." Tomorrow, he furrows his brow and frets, " 'I am who I am.' What does that mean? Why give me a riddle to solve?" And while he struggles with his faith,...
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 8:10:41 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 23 replies · 802+ views ^ | John Crook
    "I was really impressed with [DeMille's version] when I saw it as a young boy, because it was such a wonderful cinematic extravaganza ... Just because there has been this huge, colossal canvas painted with one man's vision doesn't mean we can't retell it."
  • New 'Ten Commandments' Makes Moses All Too Human

    04/10/2006 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Watershed · 107 replies · 2,457+ views
    Zap2it ^ | April 10, 2006 | John Crook
    Director Robert Dornhelm is painfully aware that there may be a large audience out there eagerly waiting to hate his new version of "The Ten Commandments," premiering Monday and Tuesday, April 10-11, on ABC. After all, the story of Moses leading the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt has been told before, and unforgettably, by Hollywood showman Cecil B. DeMille in his ultralavish 1956 production starring Charlton Heston as Moses. Adapted from a variety of religious novels, that earlier version introduced a number of extraneous characters and story lines to the biblical account, yet a fair number of fans today regard...
  • A Message For All Time (Jason Apuzzo Reviews The 50th Anniversary DVD Of The Ten Commandments Alert)

    03/20/2006 9:38:39 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 698+ views ^ | 03/20/06 | Jason Apuzzo
    On March 21st, Paramount will be releasing a 50th anniversary DVD set of Cecil B. DeMille's legendary classic, The Ten Commandments - and frankly, the timing couldn't be any better. Why, you may ask? How could a 50 year-old epic from Hollywood's Golden Age still be 'relevant' today? I'll answer that question below - but let's first take a look back at this glorious and important film. The Ten Commandments happens to be the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, adjusted for inflation. When the film was released in 1956, theater tickets cost 50 cents - and the film still...
  • (vanity) Today is Moses birthday and the anniversary of his passing.

    03/07/2006 12:10:37 PM PST · by APRPEH · 13 replies · 385+ views ^ | nondated | unauthored
    Moses was born in Egypt on the 7th of Adar of the year 2368 from creation (1393 BCE), at a time when the Israelites was slaves to the rulers of the land and subject to many harsh decrees. He was the third born of Jocheved and Amram's three children -- his brother Aaron was his senior by three years, and his sister Miriam by six.
  • Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel

    This is an excellent book that is both a detailed military history and a historical apologetics book. The authors' foundational point is that the military campaigns of the OT are so detailed that they couldn't have been fabricated and are not fables like some skeptics and liberal scholars would like us to believe. The authors do an incredible job at drawing out details from the English and Hebrew texts. This coupled with their own knowledge and experience in warfare, they paint a detailed picture of the Israeli campaigns. They also make many comparisons to later battles, leaders and campaigns in...
  • Dawkins: Religion equals 'child abuse'

    01/07/2006 10:26:53 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 281 replies · 4,767+ views
    Scientist compares Moses to Hitler, calls New Testament 'sado-masochistic doctrine'Controversial scientist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins, dubbed "Darwin's Rottweiler," calls religion a "virus" and faith-based education "child abuse" in a two-part series he wrote and appears in that begins airing on the UK's Channel 4, beginning tomorrow evening. Entitled "Root of All Evil?," the series features the atheist Dawkins visiting Lourdes, France, Colorado Springs, Colo., the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and a British religious school, using each of the venues to argue religion subverts reason. In "The God Delusion," the first film in the series, Dawkins targets Catholicism at the pilgrimage...
  • Riley says (Roy) Moore sought protection for monument.

    12/21/2005 10:23:14 AM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 149 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | December 21, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    Riley says Moore sought protection for monument Wednesday, December 21, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- During the peak of public protests over removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore sent an emissary who asked Gov. Bob Riley to call out Alabama National Guard troops to protect the 5,280-pound rock, according to the governor. "That's where Roy and I parted ways," Riley told the Mobile Register of his chief opponent in the upcoming 2006 Republican primary for governor. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Terry Butts, who came to...
  • Tookie And Moses (Joseph Farah Slams NAACLP's Analogy Of Biblical Hero To Quadruple Murderer Alert)

    12/05/2005 6:16:50 AM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 7,314+ views ^ | 11/05/05 | Joseph Farah
    This just in from the "what-can-you-say?" department. The rhetoric being delivered by the moral reprobates trying to save from execution next week Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the California quadruple murderer and founder of the Crips street gang, is getting even more overheated, hysterical and irrational. In calling for clemency for the monster who should serve as a walking, talking billboard for capital punishment, Jamal Watkins, western regional director for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, compared Williams to Moses. I'm not kidding. Moses! What do Williams and Moses have in common? According to Watkins, Moses, too, was "found...
  • For Jews, there have always been two Irans (Good Article)

    11/12/2005 9:59:51 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Thursday, November 10, 2005 | Abbas Milani
    The Bible is full of praise for Persia (today's much-maligned Iran) and for its rulers. In the Book of Ezra, God speaks through the proclamations of Cyrus, the king of Persia, who declares, "The Lord God of Heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem." Cyrus acceded to this divine command, and thus was the Second Temple in Jerusalem built. In other parts of the Old Testament, there is ringing praise of Cyrus as God's "anointed" and the "chosen" ruler, who freed Jews from their Babylonian...
  • ABC's New 'Ten Commandments' miniseries to Stir Hornet's Nest

    10/24/2005 6:53:53 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 29 replies · 2,559+ views "Celebrity" page ^ | 10/19/2005 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    BECK/SMITH HOLLYWOOD EXCLUSIVE New 'Ten Commandments' to Stir Hornet's Nest Says Naveen ABC's upcoming miniseries of 'The Ten Commandments' promises to push quite a few buttons, reports 'Lost' regular Naveen Andrews, who stars in the epic project with Dougray Scott, Omar Sharif, Linus Roache, Mia Maestro and Paul Rhys. Andrews predicts it will stir up a hornet's nest. 'What was unusual about the way we did this version of 'The Ten Commandments' was we treated Moses like he was a lunatic. If somebody came and told you today, 'I've just been talking to a burning bush,' you would try and...
  • Moses' Comet

    10/09/2005 4:25:36 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 2,404+ views
    Moses' Comet Moses’ Comet, by Mike Baillie Discovering Archeology, July/August 1999 Moses called down a host of calamities upon Egypt until the pharaoh finally freed the Israelites. Perhaps he had the help of a comet impact coupled with a volcano. A volcano destroyed the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea (between today's Greece and Turkey) around the middle of the second millennium B.C. Researchers Val LaMarche and Kathy Hirschboeck suggest the volcano might be associated with tree-ring evidence for several years of intense cold beginning in 1627 B.C. Could that form the basis for strange meteorological phenomena recorded in...
  • Cherokees Vote to Display Ten Commandments

    09/26/2005 8:26:45 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 48 replies · 1,079+ views
    WND ^ | 09/25/2005 | Adam Graham
    If you are nostalgic for the days when the Ten Commandments were posted in public buildings, you might want to consider visiting the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. The tribal council is making plans to mount a copy of the Ten Commandments in the council house where government meetings are held, and possibly display them throughout other public buildings in the Cherokee Nation of western North Carolina. The idea was introduced by Councilwoman Angela Kephart last month. She said the tribe should display the Ten Commandments out of respect and devotion to God. The motion passed unanimously. "We aren't...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-06-05, Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

    08/06/2005 9:13:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies · 522+ views American Bible ^ | 08-06-05 | New American Bible
    August 6, 2005Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Psalm: Saturday 34 Reading IDn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where he sat;Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,and myriads upon myriads attended him.The court was convened and the books were opened. As the visions during the night continued, I saw: One like a Son of man coming,on the clouds of heaven;When...
  • Twelve Sons, Twelve Stones

    08/03/2005 11:00:00 PM PDT · by restornu · 4 replies · 3,761+ views
    M E R I D I A N M A G A Z I N E ^ | 2005 | Twelve Sons, Twelve Stones
    The twelve stones in the breastplate of the ancient Hebrew high priest can now be identified, with the corresponding tribes of Israel. The Lord instructed Moses to have the names of the twelve sons of Israel engraved on twelve stones in the breastplate of the high priest. The exact order, arrangement, and type of each stone were explicitly stated (Ex. 28:17-21), but the name to be written on each stone was not given, perhaps because it was obvious to Moses. After the destruction of the temple, the knowledge of which tribe was associated with which stone was lost, and even...
  • ISRAEL: Indians form largest immigrant group in Gaza Strip

    08/04/2005 6:24:53 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 8 replies · 591+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 0223 hours IST | The Indian Express
    JERUSALEM, AUGUST 3: Indian immigrants form the largest ethnic group of newcomers living in the Gaza Strip, which is slated for evacuation under Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s controversial disengagement plan. The region has 146 members of the Bnei Menashe Tribe, who immigrated to Israel from Manipur and Mizoram in the last decade, closely followed by 144 French immigrants, figures released by the Absorption Ministry showed. As per the Ministry’s statistics, a total of 620 people who immigrated to Israel since 1989 are settled in areas scheduled to be evacuated. Of them, 488 live in the Gaza Strip and 137...
  • Ark of the Covenant's discovery imminent?

    05/29/2005 1:28:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 297 replies · 7,336+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/28/05 | Dr. Kelly Hollowell
    "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is one of my all-time favorite movies, filled with mystery and adventure. It focuses on the search for a biblical artifact and treasure called The Ark of the Covenant. What makes the movie particularly exciting is how closely it mimics (with some added Hollywood flair) the real life hunt for the lost Ark. History has it that the original Ark was where God manifested His presence on earth beginning in the days of Moses. The Ark was designed as a chest made of acacia wood overlaid with gold. It had four golden rings. Each one...
  • Did Nefertiti have 'love affair' with Moses?

    04/09/2005 3:15:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 725+ views
    Middle East Online ^ | 4/8/05 | Sophie Claudet
    A Hollywood flick on an alleged love affair between pharaonic Queen Nefertiti and the Biblical Prophet Moses is soon to begin shooting in Egypt, renowned British producer John Heyman has revealed. "Nefertiti married perhaps one of the first monotheists in history and the film will tell their story, which logically enough should be set in Egypt" said Heyman on a brief visit to Cairo. "One can find in the Old Testament that Moses and Nefertiti had a relationship," he added. The movie will also deal "with the return to the worship of the sun god," said Heyman. He was referring...
  • Nefertiti's 'Love Affair' With Moses to Hit the Silver Screen

    04/08/2005 4:21:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 211 replies · 6,271+ views
    Yahoo News! ^ | Fri Apr 8
    CAIRO (AFP) - A Hollywood flick on an alleged love affair between pharaonic Queen Nefertiti and the Biblical Prophet Moses is soon to begin shooting in Egypt, renowned British producer John Heyman has revealed to AFP. "Nefertiti married perhaps one of the first monotheists in history and the film will tell their story, which logically enough should be set in Egypt" said Heyman on a brief visit to Cairo. "One can find in the Old Testament that Moses and Nefertiti had a relationship," he added. The movie will also deal "with the return to the worship of the sun god,"...
  • "One Nation Under God" CARTOON featuring Moses and the Ten Commandments...

    03/02/2005 7:20:58 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 16 replies · 1,442+ views ^ | 3/2/2005 | IPWGOP
    Supreme Court decision pending... cartoon by FReeper IPWGOP (aka Linda Eddy)courtesy of click here for really large versionThis is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Is the Divine just a Cosmic Party Pooper?

    01/28/2005 7:04:53 AM PST · by manny613 · 62 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | 1/28/05 | Rabbi David Aaron
    I recall a cute comic strip depicting Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments written in stone. "I've got good news and bad news," he announces to the Israelites waiting anxiously at the bottom of the mountain. "The good news is that I got Him down to ten." The crowd cheers. "The bad news is that adultery is still in."
  • "And No One Knows His Burial Place To This Day" (Deuteronomy 34:6)

    01/02/2005 12:27:23 PM PST · by 1 spark · 85 replies · 1,052+ views
    Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin | Walter Kaufmann,
    The Torah's last twelve verses record Moses' death (Deuteronomy 34: 1-12). He climbs to the top of Mount Pisgah, which overlooks Israel. "This is the land," the Lord tells him, "which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 'I will give to your offspring.' I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross there". The following verse records Moses' death and burial in the land of Moab, where "no one knows his burial place to this day." The best explanation I know for why the gravesite of the greatest Jew who ever lived remains...
  • What is a Prophet? - (Amazing article by Barbara Stock!)

    12/23/2004 1:46:07 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 1,634+ views
    The world is hearing much these days about "prophets." Was Moses a prophet? Was Jesus a prophet? Was Mohammed a prophet? Interestingly, Moses, the man credited with leading the children of Israel out of Egypt is considered a great prophet by followers of Islam. Moses, or Musa, is mentioned often in the Quran. Much of the Quran is based on the teachings of Moses as opposed to the teaching of Jesus. Jesus is considered by Christians to be the Son of God. He was the Messiah all prophets before him, including Moses, had predicted changing them from mere "predictors" into...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • Jesus Challenges Moses at Box Office

    02/27/2004 4:59:56 PM PST · by Jack Armstrong · 15 replies · 98+ views
    Internet movie data base (IMDB) ^ | 2-27-04 | Lew Irwin
    the film may have benefited from the recent controversy that was ignited when several Jewish leaders warned that it could incite anti-Semitism by blaming the Jews for Christ's death. Instead, they noted, the movie appeared to exploit a more insidious form of anti-Semitism as "the film the Jews didn't want you to see."
  • Study: Red Sea Parting Possible!

    02/03/2004 3:12:10 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 4,835+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | Feb. 2, 2004 | By Jennifer Viegas
    Study: Red Sea Parting Possible By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News Feb. 2, 2004 ? The parting of the Red Sea and the subsequent escape of thousands of Jewish slaves, which is described in the Bible's book of Exodus, can be explained by science, according to two Russian researchers. The study, published in the Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the first to examine the event using oceanography, weather patterns, and mathematical calculations. Naum Volzinger, senior researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute of Oceanology, and colleague Alexei Androsov of Hamburg, determined that a reef runs from Egypt...
  • Scientist claims to explain parting of the waves

    01/21/2004 11:38:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 66 replies · 1,141+ views
    Ananova ^ | Wednesday 21st January 2004
    A Russian mathematician says he's come up with a logical explanation for Moses' parting of the waves. Naum Wolzinger says it had more to do with the changing of the tide than divine intervention. The scene where Moses parts the waves and leads the Israelites across the Red Sea is one of the most well known stories in the Bible. But Mr Wolzinger, from St Petersburg, said it was not a miracle. He says there is a riff six or seven metres under the water that runs from one bank of the Gulf of Suez to the other at the...
  • Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea?

    10/30/2003 12:06:14 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 16 replies · 3,964+ views
    Pharaoh's chariots found in Red Sea? 'Physical evidence' of ancient Exodus prompting new look at Old Testament By Joe Kovacs © 2003 "And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided." (Exodus 14:21 ) One of the most famous stories of the Bible is God's parting of the Red Sea to save the Israelites from the Egyptian army and the subsequent drowning of soldiers and horses in hot pursuit. But...
  • '10 Commandments revolution' launched

    09/29/2003 1:54:46 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 62 replies · 600+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept 29, 2003
    Motivated by what he views as an assault on free speech by the ACLU, a Georgia man has launched a campaign to distribute thousands of Ten Commandments signs across the nation. Robert Frey, a 33-year-old "average guy who's fed up and wants to do something," has set a goal of selling 100,000 signs, suitable for front yards, through a website, "By joining together in this spiritual battle we can give the ACLU a nightmare of fits when it realizes that the more it and its ilk try to destroy America, the stronger we will be, the louder we will...
  • 10 Commandments Monument might not leave AL Supreme Court building

    08/23/2003 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Tree of Liberty · 31 replies · 411+ views
    Fox News Channel | August 23, 2003
    Fox has been reporting the past few hours that the 10 Commandments monument might not leave the building. First, the federal court order states that the monument cannot be prominently displayed, not that it has to be removed from the premises. Second, it might not be possible to move the stone at all since only certain areas of the floor are enforced enough to support the weight, and it could crash through if it's rolled over an unenforced portion.
  • The Real Ten Commandments: Solon vs. Moses

    08/22/2003 10:59:42 PM PDT · by Destro · 144 replies · 1,954+ views ^ | Richard Carrier
    The Real Ten Commandments By Richard Carrier I keep hearing this chant, variously phrased: "The Ten Commandments are the foundation of Western morality and the American Constitution and government." In saying this, people are essentially crediting Moses with the invention of ethics, democracy and civil rights, a claim that is of course absurd. But its absurdity is eclipsed by its injustice, for there is another lawmaker who is far more important to us, whose ideas and actions lie far more at the foundation of American government, and whose own Ten Commandments were distributed at large and influencing the greatest civilizations...
  • Group of Egyptians to Sue 'All Worldwide Jews' Over "Theft of Pharoah's Gold" (No Joke)

    08/22/2003 6:13:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies · 4,950+ views
    MEMRI (Middle East News Monitor/Translation) ^ | 9 August 2003 (in Arabic) | MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)
    Special Dispatch - Egypt August 22, 2003 No. 556 (Translated from Arabic Language Sources) Egyptian Jurists to Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation for 'Trillions' of Tons of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: (1) Dr. Hilmi: "... Since the Jews...
  • 10 Commandments Judge DEFIES Court Order

    07/03/2003 4:25:07 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 274 replies · 753+ views
    WND ^ | July 3, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    LAW OF THE LAND 10 Commandments judge defies court order Alabama chief justice won't remove granite monument from state building Posted: July 3, 2003 3:30 p.m. Eastern By Jon Dougherty © 2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore vowed yesterday to keep a 2? ton granite monument depicting the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the judiciary building in Montgomery, in defiance of a federal appeals court order to have the testimonial removed. "We must defend our rights and preserve our constitution," Moore told reporters. "For the federal courts to adopt the agenda of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)...
  • Moses' Egyptian Name

    05/30/2003 11:32:54 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 6,122+ views
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | 5-30-2003 | Ogden Goelet
    Moses' Egyptian Name Ogden Goelet The history of Israel begins with its enslavement in Egypt. Israel is defined in opposition to everything Egyptian—they are powerful, Israel is weak; they are rich, Israel is poor; they have many gods, Israel has one. Isn’t it ironic, then, that the greatest Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, the man who single-handedly organized the Israelites and led them out of Egypt, has an Egyptian name? And his name is not just any Egyptian name, it’s a religious Egyptian name. Moses’ name reflects basic Egyptian religious beliefs that are, in truth, not as different from Mosaic Judaism...
  • Italy starts 'Moses' project to save Venice

    05/15/2003 2:11:54 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP ^ | 5/15/2003 | n/a
    Italy Kicks Off Venice Flooding Project VENICE, Italy - Premier Silvio Berlusconi inaugurated an ambitious $4 billion project to ease the flooding that regularly deluges this celebrated canal city. The "Moses" project — named after the Biblical figure who parted the Red Sea — is expected to take about eight years. Hinged barriers will be built on the seabed just off Venice and will be raised when high tides threaten the city. "Venice is magnificent, the pride of all Italy," Berlusconi said on Wednesday as officials prepared to lay the first stone of the project. "Attention to saving this patrimony,...