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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 Israel/Palestine, 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[...]

December 6th, 2015 - 4:34 am § in Christianity, Jews, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Was Jesus the founder of the non violent resistance movement?

Jesus of the Roman Bible was no Gandhi, no Alinsky, and no MLK. Was Jesus a quisling?  Millions of Jews have died because of Christian calumny of the real resistance movement, the Pharisees. Stephen Stills said that Jesus Christ was the first nonviolent revolutionary. I’m sure Stills was wrong a[...]

July 16th, 2015 - 7:18 am § in Misc.

On Abortion

I am a devout atheist and a  scientist. But I  understand that religious people live in an alternative reality. Whether that reality is Fox, Ayn Rand, Marx, Medical Marijuana or fundie Islam, the only “rules” I can make are 2. 1. Your reality can not interfere with mine. 2. You can no[...]

July 5th, 2015 - 1:01 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Jewish View of Gay Marriage

  Rabbi Shmuley Boteach I share his views.[...]

June 16th, 2015 - 5:22 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc., Saudi Arabia

THE Ave Challenge: Who and where

A. Israeli Soldiers, Temple Mount B. Egyptian soldiers, Karnak C. Iranian soldiers, Qom D. Saudi soldiers, Kaabah E. Somali soldiers, Kaabah   For more TA Challenges, click here.[...]