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May.01.2012
The Jewish Sabbath celebrates the completion of creation. It became a day of rest and today is strictly observed by Orthodox Jews as well as by multitudes of Christians. Sunday was chosen because it was understood that Jesus was resurrected on Sunday. The manipulation of the Sabbath has been...
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Apr.26.2012
This article currently appears in the Huffington Post:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-mcswain/when-there-is-peace-among-religions_b_1443667.html Slightly over a year ago, I picked up my iPad one morning and began drawing the image you see in this post. I named it the Unity pendant. I designed...
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Apr.10.2012
During ancient times there were two sections of the Holy Land: the Northern Kingdom of Israel, which was called Samaria and the Southern Kingdom of Judah, called Judea. Technically, “Jews” are the names of the descendants of Judea but “Jews” is also used when speaking of “Israelites”. The twelve...
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Mar.16.2012
An examination of an insular world is best described by an insider--especially one who's never felt she belonged in this world, yet was pinned to its dogmas and unbending religious fanaticism.  Deborah Feldman's difficult upbringing was clouded and severely compromised by the absence of her...
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Mar.07.2012
Diaspora is the Greek word for “a scattering.” An old dictionary I have, defines Diaspora in two ways. One definition is, “Jews scattered through the Old World after the Exile” and the other is “Jewish Christians of the apostolic age living among the heathen”.   Suellen Ocean is the author of...
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Feb.18.2012
I have recently done a full hour plus interview with the esteemed spiritual leader of Chabad Upper East Side in Manhattan, Rabbi Krasnianski. It turned out to be one of the most illuminating interviews I have done to date for Hanshi's World, my cable television show in New York. The...
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Jan.30.2012
Judging by the picture of ruins of a 2000-year-old citadel, ancient Syria was gorgeous. And sounds like Syria still possess much beauty along its coast. Imagine Mediterranean blue skies, date palms and orchards of grapes, oranges, lemons and olives and a history of silk production. Syria's...
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Jan.11.2012
These days, I've been reading a lot about my ancestors. They were very religious and saw frugality as a virtue. So when I read about the Essenes, a "splinter Jewish sect", written about in The Lost Years of Jesus Revealed by Rev. Dr. Charles Francis Potter, and ran across this written about the...
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Nov.22.2011
Matthew, the fellow who wrote the Gospel, one of four "Gospels" in the bible was also a Jewish tax collector. Matthew believed that Jesus was the Messiah and legend has it that he was "called" by Jesus. Scholars take writings and analyze them and discover that books of the Bible were not written by...
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Nov.17.2011
The coastal area of Mexico is where many Jews settled during the Inquisitional period. As the years progressed, many moved toward the cities. Descendants portray ancestors as Jews who posed as Christians. They chose highly religious surnames like “de Jesus”. They allowed their daughters to become...