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An Evening of Poetry and Prose-April 12th

On April 12th, I was blessed to be one of the featured readers for “An Evening of Poetry and Prose,” an event sponsored by the American Initiative for Jewish-Muslim Love and Peace, held at the Hudson River Coffee House in Albany,¬†NY. 32 more words

Jewish languages forgotten in exile

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

When Mr Harvey Goldstein came to Singapore in 1969, the New York native was surprised to find another Yiddish speaker.

“Somebody from an inner room says, ‘Eh, Goldstein, come and see here!’ I go in, and there is an Israeli working as an adviser,” he said, recalling his encounter on an urban planning delegation. 1,517 more words

Current Affairs

'Iraqi Christians Are Infidels Who Must Be Killed or Converted,' Says Top Shia Cleric

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE CHRISTIAN POST)

‘Iraqi Christians Are Infidels Who Must Be Killed or Converted,’ Says Shia Cleric

BY ANUGRAH KUMAR , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR… 612 more words

Islam

YaYikra/Leviticus, Behar-Bechukotai 25:1 – 27:34

Initial Thoughts (JPS p.265-275)

Last week I read my first parasha hashavuah for this project and it ended up being two parashot in one, which I thought was really interesting – I’m still not sure exactly why, but I assume it has something to do with how the calendar is working out this year. 1,427 more words

Leviticus

Understanding The Bible's Second Psalm

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE’S 2nd PSALM

The 2nd Psalm: Coronation of the Lord’s Anointed

To me the Bible’s second Psalm is not a mystery, I do not say this as some sort of ‘brag’, I say it as an observation. 746 more words

Faith