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Our Guide To Secular Jewish Life In Sweden!

Jan 24, 2018 | | Say something

The secularism of Swedish Jewish life has allowed women to have full and equal access to its Jewish communal leadership, with women running the country’s official community, its secular yeshiva, and its largest annual gathering in Limmud. Its religious institutions, however, are still exclusively male. Sweden’s secularism is partly responsible for its highly successful Limmud. […more]

Is Modern Rabbinic Judaism Based On A Myth?

Jan 20, 2018 | | Say something

“The rabbis neither “saved” nor “democratized” Judaism. They couldn’t have. Historians have quite clearly established that the rabbis were marginal — in some settings, even irrelevant — to the way Jews (religious and secular) of Second Temple times or Late Antiquity lived. The destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E. was rhetorically constructed by […more]

Catalonia: A Distinct Torah Culture

Jan 20, 2018 | | Say something

Catalonia: A Distinct Torah Culture איש על דגלו באותות לבית אבותם (שם ב, ב). האר”י ז”ל היה אומר, כמו שיש ד’ דגלים, כך יש ד’ כתות בישראל חלוקים באיזה מנהגים, ספרד אשכנז קטלוניא אטליא, וכל אחד ישאר בדגלו לנהוג מנהגו. ואלו ואלו דברי אלקים חיים (דרך חיים תוכחות מוסר פרשת במדבר) There is more than […more]

DNA And The Origin Of Jews

Jan 17, 2018 | | Say something

History is messy, regardless whose history it is in this world. What is fact about Jewish history is that Jews do have BCE historical origins in the Middle East, as demonstrated by language philology, genealogy, archaeology, genetics, and written myths. Jews come in all colors and shapes from around this world. Some are ancestrally connected […more]

A 2700 Year Old ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ Seal Discovered

The historical and ancient presence of Jews in Jerusalem has never been in question, really. Except by those who wish to deny Jewish reality in this world. What has been in question throughout Jewish history is whether the nations and peoples around Jews are willing to allow Jews to live life in peace – without […more]

Did God Create Atheists, Or Did Humans Create God?

Nov 19, 2017 | | Say something

It’s been asked: How can you be a Jew and an Atheist? The religious Jew’s response has been: Why did God create Atheists?* Well, if we look more closely: Technically, whether we wish to believe this or not, “God” is a human imagined concept. So, maybe the question should be, “How did God create atheists […more]

Etemenanki – the Real Babylonian ‘Tower of Babel’

Yes, the Tower of Babel (Etemenanki) actually existed. It was a completed Ziggurat in 600 BCE Babylon housing the Temple of Marduk. It was the basis for the later written Jewish myth, written by Jews of Israel who were conquered and brought to Babylon as workers. BUT, despite how the Jewish myth is presented in […more]

Do We Need To Update Our Myths To More Accurately Reflect Our Reality?

Aug 11, 2017 | | 1 comment

“In the beginning, when God created the seven Human species to commingle together upon the earth, he looked upon all that he had created and called it good. There was peace among the species of Man, among all humankind, for a very long time. But, when the humans gifted with unusual creativity took to spreading […more]

Surprise, The Canaanite People Are In Lebanon!

Jul 29, 2017 | | 1 comment

So, Canaanite descendants are modern day Lebanese. Interesting! After their formations, Judah and Israel lived side-by-side with the people they called Canaanites, a people who lived in the areas of what is Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel today. DNA analysis shows that the modern day people of Lebanon are living proof of their continued […more]

Did you know the ancient Shabbat was on the full moon?

Tonight is the Full Moon, the middle of the lunar month. The full moon was ritually celebrated in the ancient BC era by a Shabbat, a day of taking-rest for ritual purposes. Tonight’s full moon also happens to fall on the separate ancient BC era concept of a civil day of rest from work, known […more]