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Event Turkey has broken Nato unity on Finland and Sweden’s push to join the alliance, blocking an initial vote on accession after President Erdogan demanded that the two countries hand over dozens of Turkish exiles he accused of “terrorism”. The veto came hours after Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary-general, hailed a historic moment for western […]
The Times, May 2, 2022 Event Ukraine, one of the most fertile and productive countries in the world, has been known historically as the “bread basket of Europe”. Now it is facing a complex and unprecedented agricultural crisis, in which landmines are only one of numerous interlinked problems. The United Nations estimates this year’s harvest […]
BBC, April 22 + Audit of antisemitic incidents Event The number of anti-Semitic incidents around the world dramatically increased last year, a study by Tel Aviv University has found. The report identifies the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Australia as among countries where there was a sharp rise. This was fueled by radical left- […]
The Times, April 16 Russia’s setbacks could prompt President Putin to use tactical nuclear weapons, William Burns, the CIA director, has said. Moscow has a stockpile of about 2,000 tactical nuclear weapons, also known as low-yield or battlefield munitions, that can be deployed by air, sea or artillery. These are generally less potent than the […]
Event: The United Nations general assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the human rights council after images of atrocities apparently showing civilians left dead in the streets with their hands bound emerged following Russian troops’ withdrawal from around Kyiv. The call for Russia’s removal from the UN’s top human rights body was led by […]
Originally posted on Seeking Redemption:
To those now deep into biblical scripture you are probably aware of the difference between reading the bible and meditating on the world. Naturally, like many young Christians, I had assumed that once you read the bible, and you knew God’s words and it was enough. But I kept hearing…
Originally posted on EttingerWriting.com:
By David Ettinger A Fruitful DiscussionI recently had a nice discussion with a blogging friend regarding the Bible version I use. This fruitful dialogue led to this post, which won’t analyze the many English versions of the Bible, but serve merely as my commentary on the issue. This is one…
“The Bible is indeed the greatest book ever written. It has shaped the cultures of the world in countless ways, and it contains the words of everlasting life. But for so many today, it is largely opaque, indecipherable – at best a puzzling text from a prescientific age.” Bishop Robert Barron, The Word on […]
We admit that the Bible is not easy for everyone to follow. But usually, this is because the person does not believe in himself enough and is too much weighed down by entrenched human doctrines or dogmas that obscure the Biblical text.
The inability of Christians to grasp the meaning and message of both Genesis and Revelation create a great divide in America. Christians struggle with both the beginning and culmination of the Scriptures — the Alpha and the Omega as they might be called. Both Genesis and Revelation bring a lot of baggage with them to […]
Sunday, September 25, 2022 voting day in Italy with possible change the right wing parties to score very well.
In remembrance of his dear mother, we feel the pain of King Charles III and his family and listened to his first address to the nation.
The Queen of Great Britain did not suffer and breathed her last after 96 remarkable years of dedication to her homeland.
Na verloop van tijd komt iedereen eens tot een punt zijn leven te overlopen om dan terug te kijken naar de goede en minder goede dagen.
Shall there be an attempt to ready the British public, which is increasingly burdened with less purchasing power and sky-high energy bills, for the sacrifices that will be needed for a certain level of increase for defence?
If one would listen a little more to the lower classes there would be less discontent among the workers and we would not have seen the kind of trade union actions we have seen this summer.
Classified material federal agents found at Mar-a-Lago, according to Trump been planted there When are the Trump admirers going to see who Donald Trump really is and what he is really doing? Former President Donald Trump repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Wednesday August 10, during a deposition by New York Attorney General […]
Watching a service may be great, but it isn’t really church. A healthy local church should see themselves as “a disparate and dishevelled group of very ordinary people, crying out to God … who fall at the feet of Christ and are filled with his presence, who become infectious agents of the kingdom in the world.”
Jesus came not to lay down the law, but to fulfill it through love. He came to call everyone unto himself, freeing them from their heavy burdens of hatred and sin. If we truly reflect Jesus to our neighbors, they will experience his grace and peace. We can invite them to join us in spreading those gifts. That kind of freedom is far more powerful than any actions a regulated set of beliefs could enforce.
Research from the first quarter of 2022 shows that in-person church attendance is only 36 to 60 % of what it was pre-COVID. One can wonder if church life is running to its end, or if people could find new ways to worship God.
Originally posted on God Everyday:
Every book in the Bible speaks of spiritual beings. Not just God-the-Father and The Holy Spirit, but Christ (before and after His incarnation) Angels, Seraphim, Cherubim, Watchers (Daniel 4), Disembodied Human Spirits (what remains after physical bodies have died) and, of course, Satan and his followers. Do any of those…
You were made on purpose and for a purpose. But you can’t live it if you don’t know it. So know it, and live it.
Witness Written By Paul Zilmer As they’d agreed, they meet while it’s still dark. A few of them have brought what spices they’ve been able to locate. Quietly, they take the short walk out of the city to the cemetery. The moon is going down as the sunrise begins. They know what they want […]
2 Kings Chapter 10 + 30 And Yahweh said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel. ‘…a […]
The three chapters in 2 Corinthians today total 55 verses and are quite a challenge to grasp all the points Paul is making. He is concerned about “those who boast about outward appearance and not about what is in the heart” (5:12). He tells them, “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation […]
Our readings in 2 Corinthians are thought provoking. There is a danger for all those who are busy earning a living in an environment which has no time for God or Christ. This attitude can start to soak into our way of thinking and doing. In view of this the words of Paul about his […]
In 2 Corinthians Paul writes of his experiences of afflictions and the comfort God gives him to cope with them. Paul’s comfort is also founded on the comfort believers give to each other. “The father of mercies”, writes Paul, “comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who […]
Dankzij door God gekozen mannen, die de juiste waarden en normen hanteerden, hebben wij nu de ideale boeken om ons verder door dit leven te leiden
The longest public speeches of Jesus that we have on record have nicknames: The “Sermon on the Mount” and the “Sermon on the Plain” e.g.. Jesus thought carefully about what and how he would show people the Father, how to be the vehicle by which people were drawn to Him.
Jezus vroeg zijn tijdgenoten: ‘Hebt u niet gelezen’ en ‘Staat er niet geschreven?’ Zo maakte Hij duidelijk dat het geschreven woord van God boven alles staat, en dat het belangrijk is onderscheid te maken tussen wat God heeft gesproken en de menselijke opvattingen daarover. “Laten wij dan niet langer elkander oordelen, maar komt liever tot […]
Wij hebben prachtig warme dagen achter de rug en wie weet mag deze zomer nog meer aangenaam weer aanbieden. Vele mensen kunnen nu genieten van hun zomervakantie. Het is een uitstekende tijd om even dit drukke leven van vandaag achter zich te laten om volledig tot rust te komen. Naast het tot rust komen is […]
Event Western allies must avoid provoking “thin-skinned” President Putin who now has a “messianic obsession” with Russian greatness, a former Nato secretary general has said. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, who led the alliance between 1999 and 2003, said Britain and other nations should be careful with their language because the Russian leader now has […]
Heiligheid behoort Jehovah toe Op de tulband van de hogepriester in Israël stond: “Heiligheid behoort Jehovah toe”. Onder het Hebreeuwse woorden qoʹdhesj en kedoesja of ‘heiligheid’ verstond men oorspronkelijk een toestand van afgezonderdheid, een exclusiviteit die reden gaf om apart geplaatst te worden. Heilige zaken waren die dingen die exclusief of geheiligd zijn voor God, […]
God, de Heer zal koning worden Dat de aanvallende vijanden van Israël gedecimeerd zullen worden, blijkt uit de woorden: “Allen, die zijn overgebleven van al de volken, die tegen Jeruzalem zijn opgerukt, zullen van jaar tot jaar heentrekken om zich neer te buigen voor de Koning, Jehovah de Heer van de heerscharen” (Zach. 14:16). In […]
De vijanden verdelgd Gods oordeel op de volkenlegers die Zijn land zijn binnengevallen en Zijn verbondsvolk hebben aangevallen, markeert het begin van de overgang van de koninkrijken van deze wereld tot het wereldomvattende Koninkrijk van Christus Jezus. Haggaï had de opdracht gekregen een zeer gewichtige boodschap aan Zerubbabel, stadhouder van de provincie Jehud en vertegenwoordiger […]
Uit de woestijnen liet God een berg rijzen die Hij voorzag van stromen water, om als een vesting voor Zijn Volk te zijn en waaruit zijn gezondene het levend water zal komen te zijn.
Het is op de door God ontstane berg dat Jehovah Zijn stad en tempel laat opbouwen en voor een veilige haven zorgt van waaruit de waarheid kan verspreid worden.
Bible prophecies do not deal only with the ancient past. They also accurately foretell events that are taking place in our day. But at the moment we focus at numerous prophecies preserved in the Hebrew Scriptures (commonly called the Old Testament) which long before the man was born told about events which would happen in his time and around him, his betrayal, humiliation, torture, execution, death, and burial. From those writings of the Old and New Testament nobody should have doubts who that man is who is called Immanuel, the son of man and Messiah, born out of the root of Jess in the tribe of king David.
In Scripture, all things are directed towards a man who was a servant of servants, in whom people should come to have faith. First we saw the connection with Eve and her seed, and in this article you may see the connection with Abraham.
Already in the Old Testament we find the focus on a son of man who is called the son of God, who shall be the most pure set apart (holy) servant of God who was been told about in the Garden of Eden, to be the one bruised.
Many Old Testament writers wrote about the prophet to come, about whom is spoke in the book of Moses and who shall be the special “Seed of a woman” given by God and who will bruise Satan’s head whilst his heel would be bruised with nails on the wooden stake.
Jewish and Christian literature since the time of Yeshua or Jeshua have pointed to Genesis 3:15 as the first reference to the Messiah in the Torah. Genesis 3:15 NHEBJE I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will bruise your head, and you will bruise his […]
Review Questions on Chapter One How does Luke introduce his Gospel? Who received an angelic visitation in the Temple? Why was Zechariah struck dumb? Why was Elizabeth’s pregnancy unusual? What did the angel say to Mary? What happened when Mary visited Elizabeth? How does Mary magnify God? What is the name of Elizabeth’s child? What […]
Luke 1:67-80 – Zechariah’s Prophecy LK1:67 Then the baby’s father Zechariah was filled with holy Pneuma and prophesied: “Blessed [be] YHWH, The God of Israel, [Psalm 41:13] LK1:68 for He visited and redeemed His People. [Psalm 111:9] LK1:69 He raised up for us a horn of salvation in His servant David’s House. [Psalm 132:17] LK1:70 […]
Luke 1:57-66 – Elizabeth Gives Birth To John LK1:57 Now Elizabeth’s time came to fulfillment for her to give birth, and so she bore a son. LK1:58 Now her neighbors and relatives heard that YHWH had shown His mercy to her and they rejoiced together with her. LK1:59 Then the time arrived on the eighth […]
Luke 1:46-56 – Mary Magnifies God LK1:46 Now Mary responded: LK1:47 “My soul magnifies the LORD! [1 Samuel 2:1] My inner being rejoices in my God, the Savior! [1 Samuel 2:1] LK1:48 For He has seen the humble condition of his servant-girl. Behold, from now on all generations will consider me most blessed. LK1:49 Because […]
Luke 1:39-45 – Mary Visits Elizabeth LK1:39 Now in those days Mary rose and traveled hastily into the hill country to a village of Judah. LK1:40 She entered into the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. LK1:41 Now the moment Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting her baby suddenly moved in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled […]
As you could notice in the previous postings, can we say that literature has been the home of Jewish artistic activity throughout the ages. We must also remember that Hebrew literature is not synonymous with Jewish literature. For those who study the Bible, the Hebrew language is an important semitic language of the Northern Central […]
Modernizing tendencies The characteristic of the 18th and 19th centuries is the endeavour, connected with the name of Moses Mendelssohn, to bring Judaism more into relation with external learning, and in using the Hebrew language to purify and develop it in accordance with the biblical standard. The result, while linguistically more uniform and pleasing, often […]
The introduction of printing (first dated Hebrew printed book, Rashi, Reggio, 1475) gave occasion for a number of scholarly compositors and proof-readers, some of whom were also authors, such as Jacob ben Ḥayyīm of Tunis (d. about 1530), proof-reader to Bomberg, chiefly known for his masoretic work in connexion with the Rabbinic Bible and his […]
Going into the 13th and14th centuries, Hebrew literature may be said to have reached the limit of its development.
Looking a.o. at the families Ibn Tibbōn, Kalonymos and Hillel and ibn Ezra of the Levant.
First of all to come to a good relationship with some one, one has to talk with that person and has to listen to what that person has to tell. God talks to the people by the way of His Word, presented to mankind by the many Bible translations, so that most people can read […]
The One Who created everything and Who gave His Word, did all He did with a purpose and out of love. The Bible teaches us that “God is love.” (1 John 4:8) Everything God does is motivated by love. Out of love created man in His image also with the intention to have a good relationship […]
In the previous writings we saw that the Divine Creator gave His Word to the world so that people could come to know Him. The Bible is a gift from God. It gives us information that we can’t find anywhere else. For example, it tells us that God created the heavens, the earth, and the […]
It is never too late to start the good habit of regularly reading the Bible, a Book of hope and comfort.
At the beginning of the new schoolyear there is a good reason from now on to invest each day in meeting with God.
We look at the observance of Three Weeks,(Hebrew Bein Hametzarim,- Between the Straits) which commemorates the days between the first breaching of the walls of Jerusalem in 586 bce by Babylonian troops under Nebuchadrezzar to the subsequent destruction of the First Temple of Jerusalem.
Looking at the Huqoq discovery dating back 1,500 years; artwork depicting biblical story of Samson
You don’t need a religion to do soul management, but having a sacred calendar certainly helps. Far from being an endless list of tasks, the Torah itself is a blueprint for management.Judaism, and especially Leviticus, wants us to build a civilization that prioritizes the parts of us that make us most human – our fragility, […]
The Anti-Semitism Worldwide Report 2021 and the Anti-Defamation League report about anti-Semitism show the rise of hate against Jews.
The British four-part television drama Ridley Road which premiered on BBC One on 3 October 2021 can now also be seen on PBS. The mini-series Ridley Road is set in the East End of London in the early 1960s and follows the story of a Jewish woman who infiltrates the ranks of the neo-Nazis, posing […]
Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional:
If you don’t blog about Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), are you even a Jewish blogger? And yet, the Rosh Hashanah post I want to post is taking too long to write (timely blog content has never been my strong suit), so I’m doing a News Update post…
Wij hebben een prachtige zomer, met enkele hitte golven, gehad en hebben deze nu afgesloten om zo weer over te gaan naar het begin van een cyclus. De oogst is binnen gehaald en wij hebben de Hashem bedankt voor al de goede dingen die Hij voor ons heeft voorzien. De vorige jaren zijn wij met […]
Tot op de dag van vandaag zien wij dat het postkolonialisme en het neokolonialisme de verhoudingen en ideologieën van het kolonialisme voortgezet of verlegd hebben, waarbij zij de voortzetting ervan rechtvaardigen met concepten als ontwikkeling en nieuwe grenzen, zoals bij de verkenning van de kosmische ruimte met het oog op kolonisatie.
Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional:
I thought I’d offer a somewhat different take on Fandango’s Provocative Question, as it got me thinking about my preferences and priorities for the Jewish community I want to be a part of, and how they have changed. I’ve written before about my love for the singing, dancing, energy…
Originally posted on Walking the Bridge Books:
Isaac said, Let’s speak about the water of life. Water comes in several forms. But it is still and always Water, just as the One is always One. Water can be ice, liquid or steam. Consider that ice is form; water could represent consciousness; steam represents awareness. We…
Bij de Parasja Nitsawiem 5782 kijken wij uit naar een sjana tova oemetoeka voor ons allen.
Dit jaar zijn er nog 2 sjabbatot tot Soekot en is er voor elke sjabbat een parasja en de sjabbat voorafgaande aan Rosj Hasjana lezen wij nu de de parasja Nitsawiem.
Verwonderlijk kreeg ik vandaag het bericht van WordPress dat ik tegen een jubileum mag aankijken. Gefeliciteerd met je jubileum bij WordPress.com! Je hebt je 5 jaar geleden geregistreerd op WordPress.com.Bedankt voor het gebruiken van onze service! Ga zo door met bloggen. Wat zijn die vijf jaren voorbij gevlogen. Voordat mijn pen al mijn gedachten kon […]
Kijkend naar de geschiedenis van het Joodse Volk in Oekraïne staan zij nu weer op het punt dat er vele doden onder hen kunnen vallen.
Met Rosj Hasjana denken wij aan de wondere scheppingsdaad van de Allerhoogste. Spijtig genoeg moeten wij toegeven dat de mensheid van die schepping een janboel heeft gemaakt.
God heeft de wereld van Zijn woord en Zijn profeten voorzien, maar niet altijd wensten de mensen van die leiders of profeten weten, waardoor er verscheidene groeperingen ontstonden die elk dachten of denken de juiste aanbiddingswijze te hebben.
Does one need proof to come to a certain belief? We can look at the signs in nature and find out what happened to certain people in the past, such as Noah and Paul. With the Book of Books, Allah has provided the world with His Interpretative Word.
Heeft men bewijzen nodig om tot een bepaald geloof te komen? Wij kunnen naar de tekenen in de natuur kijken en nagaan wat er in het verleden met bepaalde mensen, zoals Noach en Paulus is gebeurd. Met het Boek der boeken heeft Allah de wereld van Zijn Alzeggend Woord voorzien.
When we speak about “Faith” (iman) we look at acceptance of the Belief in the existence and oneness of God (Allah).and the existence of the Book of books of which God is the author, existing of five main parts, the Torah (revealed to Moses),,the Psalms (revealed to David).and the Writings of Kings and prophets as well as the Gospel (revealed to Jesus) with the writings of his apostles,
Wanneer wij over “Geloof” (iman) spreken, zien wij op de aanvaarding van het Geloof in het bestaan en de eenheid van God (Allah) en het bestaan van het Boek der boeken waarvan God de auteur is, bestaande uit vijf hoofdstukken, de Torah (geopenbaard aan Mozes), de Psalmen (geopenbaard aan David) en de Geschriften van Koningen en Profeten, alsmede het Evangelie (geopenbaard aan Jezus) met de geschriften van zijn apostelen,
The apostle Paul wrote about the dispersion, the dispersed House of Israel. They had been “without covenant“, but Paul was sent out to recover them. So they were “grafted in again“ (Romans 11/23). Or, Grafted back in“. If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been […]
Rob Mac wonders when the door to door will return? He wrote this a while back, and went sharing it again. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses hate the door to door ministry, although they won’t readily admit it. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses have developed ‘creative’ ways of counting their time doing this work, and many strategies for avoiding actually […]
Constantine wanted unity in his realm, and his call in 325 C.E. for a council of his bishops at Nicaea, located in the Eastern, Greek-speaking domain of his empire, across the Bosporus from the new city of Constantinople was in a certain way his goal to achieve some agreement by which many could live. Constantine […]
Superstition, misunderstanding and hatred caused the Christians trouble for many generations, and governmental repression they had to suffer occasionally, as a result of popular disturbances. No systematic effort was made by the imperial authorities to put an end to the movement until the reign of the Roman emperor (249–251) who fought the Gothic invasion of […]
Self-enhancing When the apostles had died there came a time when those in charge of teaching and going around telling about the gospel, started coming to see themselves as special people. Some even started to consider themselves as ‘clergy of the highest order’. After a time the organisation of the church was given only to […]
die leopard trail [deel 3] “a sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.” ons kom ‘n lang pad, met baie draaie en soms skerp afgronde maar jy is my sussie. toe ons op die leopard trail die derde dag 22 km loop moes ons drie pieke klim. dit was half […]
ek wonder hoekom mens so bang is om ouer te word dis bevrydend om eerlik te wees dis makliker só sonder pretensies sonder skanse sonder die wêreld se warboel wat weerkaats in ons oë ons kinders was saam in die skool, tinktinkie, laerskool theresa park en affies. die mooi vrou met die mooi kinders en […]
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