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  • SUNDAY REVELATIONS

    ST PAUL ICONEvery Sunday, THE Ave begins with a story about religion. Sometimes these are quotes from one of the bibles, other times they stories about how religious and anti religious people behave. Hopefully there is enough balance to please, offend, or stimulate folks who care about what is done in the name or names of deities. READMORE HERE.

  • Seattle Street Life

    street-scene-prestonOK ..this is where we live  … on the gentriest city in the US.  Davis Preston writes abut the cracks in the gleaming polish of Seattle liberalism.  

  • UW

    UW WeritasClicking this logo will bring you to a magazine coverage of the UW unlike anything on the UW campus.   This lede will take you to other  stories about the UW … the athletic department’s budget, the lack of free speech on campus, fights with Cougar U over their desire to make a rival medical school, racism in the Athletic Department, achievements of UW faculty that do not get heralded, relations with the city and state, and more.

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  • BUCHENWALD: The Pain Continues

    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘Judaism’

April 3rd, 2017 - 1:05 am § in Misc.

When Arabia was Jewish

The Ancient Jews of Arabia .. before Mohamed.  In 2014, researchers from a French-Saudi expedition studying rock inscriptions in southern Saudi Arabia announced they had discovered what could be the oldest texts written in the Arabic alphabet. But they did so very quietly, perhaps because the conte[...]

March 12th, 2017 - 1:56 am § in America, Jews, Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: JEWISH VIEW OF MUHAMMAD

       The Prophets In Judaism, prophets were seen as having attained the highest degree of holiness, scholarship, and closeness to God and set the standards for human perfection. The Talmud reports that there were more than a million prophets, but most of the prophets conveyed messages that wer[...]

March 5th, 2017 - 1:13 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The Largest Religion In Every State Other Than Christianity

What The REST OF US Believe by Christina Sterbenz  Business Indsider This map, first seen on Mark J Perry’s Twitter, answers the burning question of what faiths come in second place in each state. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies Based on data from Association of S[...]

October 2nd, 2016 - 2:17 am § in Jews, Misc.

Happy New Year! عام جديد سعيد שנה טובה

  Avi Ibrahim Balser Happy Islamic New Year 1438 hijriyah to all my dear Muslim Brothers and Sisters, and L’Shana Tova TiKhasayvu, 5777, to all my dear Jewish Brothers and Sisters.[...]

October 1st, 2016 - 6:55 am § in Jews, Misc.

Rosh Hashana: Bernie Sanders on his Judaism

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders  FACEBOOK  Let me be very personal here, if I might. I’m Jewish. My father’s family died in concentration camps. I will do everything that I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism which has existed for far too many years.[...]

September 18th, 2016 - 9:37 am § in Jews, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: I am a Jew

A post to a Muslim Friend You asked am I a Jew, a Christian or a Muslim? I am a Jew. But that answer is not all that simple. Each of these religions are very different things .. as is Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto.  One can be a Jew and a Buddhist.  A Jew can believe many […][...]

June 19th, 2016 - 8:58 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: The Noachide Laws.

If Israel were a religious state, like Iran, atheists, Hindus, gays, and sushi eaters would be in violation of the law.  Judaism is a religion of law .. actually 613 laws. Amongst these there is also a set of laws for non Jews, the laws of Noah. It is interesting, during Ramadan, to look at [&helli[...]

April 22nd, 2016 - 1:55 am § in Jews, Misc.

Kol Nidre

Kol Nidre  (Aramaic: כָּל נִדְרֵי) is an Aramaic declaration recited in the synagogue before the beginning of the evening service on every Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The song is a plea to be released from obligatins under Jewish law, obligations Jews in Spain could not meet under [...]

December 25th, 2015 - 2:09 pm § in Jews, Misc.

When Christmas Happens on Shabbat

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December 10th, 2015 - 10:38 am § in Misc.

Atheism Christian Style

So many American and European intellectuals claim to be atheists. Yet, when, as a Jew, I ask them about holidays .. they all celebrate Easter with its ham and Christmas with its wonderful music evoking the birth of (their?) god. Of course, this is “just” cultural.  But many of these at[...]