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12 Weeks!?

At the end of my meeting with Rabbi Latz today, he said he feels that I will probably be ready for the mikveh within the next 3 months or so. 69 more words


When acting a death led to life

One evening…

…recalls the Rev. Dr. J. H. Wilson, when he was a young man, and sitting in the gallery of the Independent Church, Pastor Cullen, the minister, in applying the text of his sermon, … 559 more words

One thing I’ve always respected about the Muslim culture as a whole is their emphasis on doing what they believe is right even if it means being seen as weird.

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Close Encounters...Judaism and extraterrestrials

Last week I was asked if I had a comment for a paper on a chapter from a book “Religions and Extraterrestrial Life” by David Weintraub. 791 more words


A Bill of Rights for Conversion Candidates

I have heard enough from those who are going through or have gone through naturalization to the Jewish people. Even before the recent revelations (to be fair, allegations) regarding one of the lead rabbis in Orthodox Jewish conversions , it had become clear that the entire system was broken and that potential converts were often being misled or taken advantage of. 766 more words


31 Days of Inspirational Biography: Louis Zamperini, Olympian, POW, Christian

The preface of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand tells of three men in a raft in the Pacific Ocean. Their plane had crashed, the rest of the crew was dead, they’d been on the raft for 27 days. 579 more words


Paul’s Experience of God’s Revelation of God’s Son, the Victim of the Law

Paul’s experience of God’s revelation of God’s son on the road to Damascus is recorded not only in Galatians (Gal. 1.11-17) but also in Acts (9.1-19, 22.4-16, 26.9-19). 6,686 more words