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suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.30.2012
A couple thousand years ago there was a "country" called Aram. It was part of Syria. The people who dwelt there were Semitic and called Aramaeans. Their language was Aramaic, which Jesus spoke. But the term Aramaean later came to denote those who were Pagan; the Christians took the title of Syrians...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.24.2012
It's the Old Testament. Before it was the OT, it was the Old Covenant. The covenant existed between God and the children of Israel. It is a treaty between these two. Then later, the Christians created a new "treaty" which we know of as the New Testament.   Suellen Ocean is the author of The...
klaudio-zic's picture
Nov.19.2011
CETUS TOTEM One could say that the planet goes apart and people don’t yet know the position of their own natal Sun, but the equation is actually vice-versa namely, the planet is going apart precisely because people don’t know themselves. Whale slaughter happens because nobody knows one’s own...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.17.2011
It makes me wonder if George Lucas didn’t borrow a little from the Old Testament when I see the word Jehudi, an ancient Hebrew word for Jew, which is an English word. Jew is a sort of English “nickname”, used to designate a man from the Kingdom of Judah (or Judea). The true meaning of a Jew is “a...
kevin-arnold's picture
Oct.15.2011
  In the photograph I am in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  If you look carefully you can see my hand is in a hole; the hole which, according to legend, held the cross on which Christ was crucified.  I am in the heart of Jerusalem, steps from the Western (“Wailing”) Wall.  We...
kevin-arnold's picture
Oct.05.2011
  Two days ago I arrived in Istanbul and, after checking on to the ship,  headed off for the highly-recommended Four Seasons hotel to have a drink on at their rooftop restaurant across from the Hagia Sophia mosque, close to the Blue mosque, with a view to the Bosporus.  Quite the...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.01.2011
I must confess, hero though he now is to me, Kafka was not a childhood hero. My loss. In fact, I had no interest in literature or books as a child. Kafka came to me in university (as did Leonard Cohen, another childhood hero mentioned here).   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Franz Kafka, at age...
kevin-arnold's picture
Sep.13.2011
I’ve never been to Turkey or Israel.  This fall we're taking a cruise that rectrifies that, starting in Istanbul and ending in Barcelona.  Here’s the itinerary: Oct 01  Istanbul, Turkey Oct 02  Istanbul, Turkey Oct 03 Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey Oct 04 Patmos,...
leora-skolkin-smith's picture
Sep.10.2011
http://www.fictionstudiobooks.com/Fiction_Studio_Books/Our_Blog/Our_Blog... When I began to think seriously of writing, it was always the most intricate, internal dynamics of characters that kept me coming back to create my fiction, even when I faced having to describe actual geography, and...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.09.2011
Unfortunately when families change religions and surnames to fit within their new surroundings, descendents are left without much heritage. There are plenty of resources to avail oneself and explore their “maybe” Jewish roots and it is quite fulfilling.   Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret...