Aigai Poseidon mosaic

In the ancient era the coastal Yumurtalık district was called Aigai. Today you still may find the small city as a Mediterranean port at a distance of about 40 km (25 mi) from Adana city in Adana Province of Turkey. Aegae is mentioned by both Herodotus and Strabo as being a member of the Aeolian dodecapolis. It […]

Organizing the Bible and the Talmud

Originally posted on The Thousand-Year View:
My latest blog post for The Jewish Journal: Do you know what it says in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, verse 3? Unless you’re a rabbi or a savant, you probably don’t. Neither do I. But we know how to look it up. We just open the Torah,…

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Old synagogues buzzing with life

Originally posted on Kopitiam Bot:
(Source: http://www.straitstimes.com) The voices of Rotem Benor, 12, and Rabbi Yehouda Cohen, 22, filled the Maghain Aboth Synagogue, built in 1878, in Waterloo Street.  The Canadian Rabbi, who joined the community here two years ago, was teaching the boy how to sing the Torah, the Jewish holy book, in preparation…

A Jerusalem Synagogue Building from Jesus’ Time?

Originally posted on HolyLandPhotos' Blog:
In 1913 Raymond Weill excavated in the “City of David” and found a large limestone block—ca. 30 in. x 16 in.—that contained a clear 10 line Greek inscription. “Theodotus Synagogue Inscription” found in Jerusalem. Click on image to Enlarge and/or Download. The inscription reads: “Theodotos, son of Vettenos, priest and…

Terborg-sjoel herbouwd in Mevo Choron

In de Lage Landen was het ook niet altijd makkelijk voor de gelovige gemeenschap die behoorde tot Gods Volk om aanvaard te worden door de plaatselijke bevolking. Zodra er een ernstige ziekte meerdere mensen aangreep zocht men een zondebok. Over geheel het Europese continent werden de Joden hiervoor makkelijk scheef aangekeken. In het stadje Terborg […]

Facilitations of science and loss of peace of mind

In the past man has looked around him and could see many things he could not understand. Out of vanity man thought of himself to be superior to everything around him. In a way his inner feeling brought him ideas that there had to be a Superior Being that created everything. But for many this […]

Man his beginnings or emerging, continuation, evolution and anthropology

We are here on this earth, no matter what you think how we came to be or how we developed or evolved, many theories have found day light. Lots of Christians and Muslims do have a wrong concept about the first man and woman, expecting to have looked very much like modern human beings. They […]