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Could a 1st Century Conquest be Echoed in the 13th Century?

The Destruction of the Second Temple (August 4, 70 AD) Sometimes, I surprise even myself. No, I am not putting myself in the thick of things during Titus’ destruction of Jerusalem, but I am being shown some interesting echoes. The … Continue reading

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Satire: The Gospels as a “Jewish War” Prequel

Caesar’s Messiah (2005) I’ve always had this nagging feeling of unease when reading the stories of Jesus in the New Testament. I wrote of it before, preferring The Gospel of Thomas to the other ‘authorized’ gospels, even John’s. That a … Continue reading

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Scapegoat or Just an Escaped Goat

Azazel There seems to be some fascination for this fallen angel. In fact, his role in humanity’s story is equivalent to Lucifer’s. But the way he is depicted in the Book of Enoch would suggest that he was a weapons … Continue reading

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Holy Toledo! Street Map as the Tree of Life

Kabbalah on the Ground The Seer continued: ‘He confirms your idea that the Kabbalah was the basic model for the original town. Unfortunately, it looks as if the town has undergone so many changes since then that it is impossible … Continue reading

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How Old Was the Universe When Mankind Showed Up?

Science Says: 13.7 Billion Years I’m now reading the appendices of “The Truth Behind the Bible Code” and wouldn’t you know it: an understanding that I had since my childhood has yielded some ‘proof’ of sorts for when God created … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man

Ironic Translation: “Work Makes You Free” Are there any Holocaust deniers left in the world? I had one of those days yesterday: I read chapter five of “The Truth Behind the Bible Code” entitled ‘The Black Fire of Holocaust’; and … Continue reading

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You Really Cannot Make This Stuff Up, or Can You?

Jesus: Last of the Pharaohs This book is the first one of a series written by Ralph Ellis. I have not read the rest. But I feel that I have skirted the central premise of this work, mainly due to … Continue reading

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A Jewish Story that Explains Reincarnation as a Blessing

Wheels of the Soul (as quoted in “The Way” pages 82-85) When the Baal Shem Tov was living in the town of Medzhibozh, in Poland, it was said that this righteous man had the power to cure all sorts of … Continue reading

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Show Me The Way to Go Home

The Way: Using the Wisdom of Kabbalah (2001) “There was once a great scholar named Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, who had become known as the Netziv. He had many students and he had written dozens of books. One day … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Jewish Mystic, but I Could So Easily Be One

The Holy Zohar: The Book of Abraham On Wednesday of this week, at about 10:15 am, I was looking through my basement library for a couple of books, that I needed to scan the covers of, for new images of … Continue reading

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