Posts Categorized: judaism

THE CHANUKAH STORY, PART 2: THE MACCABEES

Posted by & filed under Chanukah, Hanukah, interfaith, Jewish Holidays, Judah Maccabee, judaism, Maccabees, Menorah, What does the Bible say.

TweetShare In 167 BCE, in a small town near Jerusalem, a Greek official ordered an old Jewish priest named Mattathias to sacrifice a pig to the Greek gods. It would set a good example, the official said, and he promised Mattathias a handsome reward if he complied. The old priest defiantly refused, but while he…
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YOM KIPPUR

Posted by & filed under Day of Atonement, judaism, Kabbalah, Shofar, What is the Bible about, where in the Bible, Yom Kippur.

Tweet Share  After all the Sacrifices in the Temple have been explained (see my two posts on “Offerings to God: The Ancient Hebrew Cult of Sacrifice” on 7/21/11 and 7/22/11), and the instructions for the purification of the Tabernacle (a symbol, of course, for purifying the Body) have been concluded, the “Holiness Code” in Leviticus…
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TRIUNE

Posted by & filed under Andrew Bowen, Christianity, interfaith, Islam, Israel, judaism, palestinian, Project Conversion, Triune.

by Andrew Bowen (Today’s PRIZE GIVEAWAY is a PDF copy of Triune. Leave a COMMENT to enter. See details below) Tweet Share Andrew Cort’s Mini-Review: Andrew Bowen’s novella, Triune, is a timely story of religious hatred, its effect on people’s lives and psyches, all the lunacy, violence and misery it engenders in its wake, and the utter waste and foolishness…
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Offerings to God: The Ancient Hebrew Cult of Sacrifice

Posted by & filed under ancient judaism, cult, judaism, Moses, prayer, sacrifice, sin, tabernacle.

The Hebrew word for sacrifice, korban, means ‘to come near’. The inner meaning of ‘offering a sacrifice’ is to elevate oneself spiritually and to draw near to God – not unlike the Latin root of our English word sacrifice, which means ‘to make holy’. In the Tabernacle, the Israelite would ‘come near’ with an offering….
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