Hebrew Language #19 Hebrew Literature #16 Later writers – From the Renaissance to 18th Century, going into a new religious movement within Judaism

The introduction of printing (first dated Hebrew printed book, Rashi, Reggio, 1475) gave occasion for a number of scholarly compositors and proof-readers, some of whom were also authors, such as Jacob ben Ḥayyīm of Tunis (d. about 1530), proof-reader to Bomberg, chiefly known for his masoretic work in connexion with the Rabbinic Bible and his […]

Hebrew Language #16 Hebrew Literature #13 Maimonides, Maimonists and anti-Maimonists

Today we come to one of the most important figures of Jewish literature of the medieval period, the Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician Maimonides often better known as Rambam.

Much to see in Gaza

When driving through Gaza one cannot miss all the damage of the ongoing battle between Hamas and Israel. Gaza has a “second face: the face of culture, the face of tourism,” says Hassouna, who teaches archaeology at Gaza’s Islamic University. “We want to be Gaza open, for the people, for the world. Only that.” Records […]

Decrease in church attendance not only a recent feature #5 Necessity of attendance

By lots of people is faith about trust and can be seen that they do not have any trust in institutions like churches. Everywhere can be found empty churches or churches made into libraries or shops and even discotheques.
In the West it often looks like we have come in a Post-Christian world.

Old synagogues buzzing with life

Several religious people do know that we are coming closer to special times predicted in the Holy Writings. Coming closer to these times of prophesy also the Chosen People of God find their way back to the Word of God and to the importance not only to gather but also to show their unity in […]