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Judaism (Religion)

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  • New DNA Discoveries Prove the Bible Accurate, Despite What Headlines Claim

    08/01/2017 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2017 | Michael Brown
    There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, "DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites" and "Study disproves the Bible's suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out." The problem is that the reverse is actually true: The discoveries confirm what the Scriptures explicitly state.Not surprisingly, these headlines didn't come from obscure, Bible-bashing websites. Instead, they came from Cosmos Magazine, Yahoo.com, New Scientist(claiming that the discovery helped unravel the "true fate" of the Canaanites), and others. As stated in the New York...
  • Islam's Bizarre Philosophical Problem (An amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal)

    07/22/2017 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2017 | Michael Konrad
    When attacking an epistemological structure, it is a often a waste of time to attack the consequences of a belief system when one can cut it down at the root. Islam has such a bizarre problem. And Muslims avoid it, for fear it would cause the whole religion to collapse. Islam, like Judaism, is monadic. It only admits of a hard absolutely unitary deity. However, Islam makes an amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal. This introduces a real problem. Anything which is eternal is, by definition, deity. And that strikes at the very core of Islam's claim to...
  • Archaeologists may have discovered the place where Jesus performed the miracle of the swine

    07/17/2017 4:40:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 17, 2017
    A marble slab was uncovered with an inscription in Hebrew that might indicate the exact location of the event. The Gospel of Mark recalls the arrival of Jesus to the northeastern region of the Sea of Galilee, the Kineret: They reached the territory of the Gerasenes on the other side of the lake, and when he disembarked, a man with an unclean spirit at once came out from the tombs towards him. The man lived in the tombs and no one could secure him any more, even with a chain, because he had often been secured with fetters and...
  • The Mission Statement of Judaism

    07/14/2017 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Phinneous · 40 replies
    theyeshiva.com ^ | 7/14/17 | Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson
    The Verse that Says It All A fascinating Midrash credits an isolated verse in this week's Torah portion, Pinchas, with encapsulating the quintessence of Judaism[1]. The Midrash quotes four opinions as to which biblical verse best sums up the ultimate message of Torah. One sage, by the name of Ben Azzai, believed it was the verse in Genesis[2]: "This is the book of the chronicles of man; on the day that G-d created man He created him in the image of G-d." Another sage, by the name of Ben Zoma, holds a different verse to be more central to Jewish...
  • Frum (Religious) Mom of 6 Thrown in Jail

    07/11/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies
    COLLive.com - Chabad Online ^ | 7/11/17 | COL Staff
    An Orthodox Jewish mother of six who was barred from speaking with her own children because she insisted on raising them in a religious home has been thrown in jail because she lacked the financial means to reimburse her wealthy ex-husband $10,000 in court costs as order by an Ohio judge. Julie Goffstein and her husband Peter Goffstein had been raising their boys as members of the Chabad community in Cincinnati when Peter Goffstein decided that he no longer wanted to live a religious lifestyle. Given an ultimatum of choosing between her religion and her marriage, Julie chose to continue...
  • Orthodox Jewish grade school in UK fails inspection for refusal to teach about sexual orientation

    07/04/2017 1:54:05 PM PDT · by BrokenMachine · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 4, 2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    An orthodox Jewish girls elementary school in London has failed a government inspection for the third time because it refuses to teach students, who range in age from 3 to 8, about homosexuality and gender reassignment. While the Vishnitz Girls School implemented several recommendations made by the Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills, or Ofsted, during the first two inspections, it refused to abide by Ofsteds requirement that students be taught about sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
  • Why Cash Remains Sacred in American Churches

    06/23/2017 1:06:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hudnut-Beumler
    On Tuesday, June 27, it will be 50 years since the first automated cash dispenser which came to be known as an automated teller machine (ATM) was inaugurated in London. Just thinking about it brings a smile to my face. I belong to the generation who stood 45 minutes to an hour to deposit or cash checks in the pre-ATM era. I remember getting yelled at for taking my bicycle through the drive-up line at the National Bank of Detroit to avoid the much longer line inside. It did not take me very long to become an early...
  • Baptist Pastors and Other Clergy Endorse Abortion in New Planned Parenthood Video

    06/20/2017 6:28:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The abortion business Planned Parenthood managed to find a few clergy to help promote its pro-abortion agenda in a new video. Planned Parenthood is desperate for support after Americans elected a large group of pro-life leaders to the United States Congress last fall. Efforts to cut off millions of taxpayer funds to the abortion chain are under way. In an appeal to religious individuals, Planned Parenthood produced a new video this week where four pro-abortion clergy members two Baptist pastors, a Unitarian Universalist pastor and a Jewish rabbi urged people to support the abortion business, according to the...
  • Purdue researcher verifies the existence of 53 people mentioned in Hebrew Bible

    06/17/2017 3:19:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Greensburg Daily News ^ | June 17, 2017
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Lawrence Mykytiuk cannot document that everything in the Bible took place. What the Purdue University Libraries professor can do is show you that many of the people written about did, in fact, exist.While some would put their hand on the Bible and really mean it when they take an oath, a few revisionist academics would throw it out and say, Thats creative writing. I was looking for concrete, objective evidence outside of the Bible that would help build the case, said Mykytiuk, an associate professor of library science.Mykytiuk (pronounced MICK-ee-took) has added three names to the...
  • Pope Francis/Rabbi Skorka

    "And neither of us attempted to convert the other" - Francis
  • Methodist Church and United Church of Christ Tell Senate to Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood

    06/15/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Nearly a dozen religious organizations joined abortion advocacy groups Wednesday to urge U.S. Senators to keep funding the nations largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. United Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian and Jewish groups were among the 150-plus groups that signed a letter outlining their support of the abortion chain, Obamacare and Medicaid expansions. A group called NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice also signed the letter. We urge you to oppose any repeal of the Affordable Care Act, attempts to change Medicaids open-ended funding guarantee into a block grant or per capita caps, and any attempts to defund Planned Parenthood,...
  • Marco Polo and the Old Man of the Mountain The origin of the modern day suicide bomber

    05/23/2017 5:01:15 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 3 replies
    5/23/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Marco Polo and the Old Man of the MountainThe origin of the modern day suicide bomber The Assassins (from Arabic: حشّاشين Ḥashshāshīn) is the name used to refer to the medieval Nizari Ismailis, particularly those of Persia and Syria. Often characterized as a secret order led by a mysterious "Old Man of the Mountain," the Nizari Ismailis were an Islamic sect that formed in the late 11th century from a split within Ismailism, itself a branch of Shia Islam... ...Assassinations were primarily carried out with a dagger, which was sometimes tipped with poison. Due to being immensely outnumbered in enemy...
  • The Hebrew B'rit Chadashah / New Covenant

    05/10/2017 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 7 replies
    05/10/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    The Hebrew B'rit Chadashah / New Covenant Some believe that the New Covenant was originally written in Greek, this view is incorrect. The Hebrew language was never a dead language and this view shows great ignorance of Jewish life in general and Chanukah in particular. Jeremiah 16:19 O YHVH my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Oh my, that’s why! We have inherited lies, vanity...
  • Archaeologists keep making discoveries in Mary Magdalenes hometown

    05/10/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 10, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    For archaeologists, Mary Magdalenes hometown is the gift that keeps on giving. About a year ago, archaeologists announced the discovery of what was called the Magdala Stone: a stone bench that was part of a first century synagogue, one of the only seven that existed during the Second Temple period, and the first one ever found in Galilee. Considering some local coins dated from the year 29 were also found in that very same synagogue, it is likely that Jesus might have walked in and taught there as part of his ministry. As Zoe Romanowsky explained in this article,...
  • 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion...

    04/14/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: 'There's a little bit of sadness': Female reverend reveals how she had an abortion 12 years ago during a crumbling marriage A female reverend has revealed how she had an abortion nearly 12 years ago and how the mother-of-one suffered some sadness in not having two children. Reverend Susan Chorley was in a crumbling marriage, had a two-year-old son and was stressed out as relatively new pastor when she decided to get an abortion. Since June, the 44-year-old has begun to publicly reveal her secret as she speaks at seminars for a project she has launched with other...
  • Passover message from the Rabbi

    04/12/2017 6:16:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Rabbi Benzion Shemtov
    Every object is created with a purpose and each one is given its own character trait. Specifically, in regards to Passover, there is a particular intention behind many of the foods we eat, when we eat it, how we eat it and, most importantly, why we eat it. For example, we eat bitter herbs to remind us of the bitter days of slavery. And, when we drink the four cups of wine, we recline to demonstrate the freedom after the exodus and our ability to sit like kings. Throughout Passover, we refrain from eating Chametz means leavened grain any...
  • Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

    04/10/2017 3:18:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | April 9, 2017 | Mary Rezac
    Denver, Colo., Apr 9, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States.Today, that number has more than doubled, with one priest for every 1,800 Catholics.Globally, the situation is worse. The number of Catholics per priest increased from 1,895 in 1980 to 3,126 in 2012, according to a report from CARA at Georgetown University. The Catholic Church in many parts of the world is experiencing what is being called a priest shortage or a priest crisis.Last month, Pope Francis answered a question about the priest shortage in a...
  • FR Weekly Torah: Parashat Vayikra

    03/30/2017 8:31:18 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 27, 2017 | Rabbi Jonah Layman
    Parashat Vayikra / פרשת ויקרא Next read in the Diaspora on 01 April 2017. Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 1:1 - 5:26Next week: Parashat Tzav / פרשת צו Next read in the Diaspora on 08 April 2017. Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36
  • Bennett Greenspan - Are Modern Jews Descended from the Biblical Israelites?

    03/30/2017 12:25:59 PM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    InTheGripOfTheLamb ^ | 3-14-2017 | Bennett Greenspan
    Bennett Greenspan - Are Modern Jews Descended from the Biblical Israelites?
  • The Trinity What Trinity?

    03/28/2017 4:58:54 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 29 replies
    Mordechai ben Avram
    The Trinity What Trinity? The Trinity is not the correct model of The Godhead. Yes there are three beings, The Father, Son and the Ruach Hakodesh but it’s missing one. Isaiah 16:19 O YHVH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know,...