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In Iraq, church bells quiet this Christmas as nearly 75% of the 1.5 million Christians either fled the country or were murdered in recent years by jihadists

The Voice of the Martyrs: At least 100,000 Christians fled the Plain of Nineveh last summer. The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has since invaded northern Iraq and occupies both the churches and homes of Christians. 180 more words

ISIS

So why do the Catholics venerate Mary?

In a church somewhere a young lady sits at the feet of a statue of Mary. Rosary in her hand she works her way from bead to bead reciting the prayers.  306 more words

PARASHAT VAYESHEV / פרשת וישב

ACTS 7:9-16

9 and the fathers jealouse Yauseph
481 hu pro he, it, she
2a ’aba nn father
720a tan vv envy
776 yausep pn Yauseph… 607 more words

Parashas

Parshas VAYEISHEV

Torah Reading: VAYEISHEV Gen. 37:1-40:23; Numbers 7:18-29. Haftara: Zechariah 2:14-4:7.  B’rit Chadashah: Acts 7:9-16

“FROM THE DEPTH OF HEBRON”: JACOB & HIS CHILDREN

“These are the generations of Jacob. 2,322 more words

Parashas

GENESIS OF THE EVANGELISMS

YAH CHANAN 1:1
GENESIS OF THE EVANGELISMS
GENEALOGY OF THE WORD

The Aramaic Old Testament, the Memra (the Word)
The modern manner of interpreting Biblical text is commonly called  2,695 more words

Aramaic

Sephardic liturgies

Liturgy

Main article: Sephardic law and customs

Although all Sephardic liturgies are similar, each group has its own distinct liturgy. Many of these differences are a product of the syncretization of the Spanish liturgy and the liturgies of the local communities where Spanish exiles settled. 948 more words

Sephardic Customs

VAYISHLACH

1. “And Ya’akov sent messengers” Rabbi Yehuda begins with a discussion of the Good Inclination and the Evil Inclination, two angels that constantly abide by man. 1,032 more words

Ancient Paths