NEW YORK - New schoolbooks used in United Nations Relief and Works Agency schools in Gaza and the West Bank display extreme anti-Israel and anti-Jewish sentiments and no hope for peace in the region, according to a study released on Wednesday by the Center for Near East Policy Research, The Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Middle East Forum.
Dr. Mary Neal’s entire life was rocked when she found herself trapped beneath eight feet of raging waters while kayaking in Chile back in 1999 — an experience that she says led her to die, visit heaven — and return.
Neal, an orthopedic surgeon from Wyoming who authored the new book, “Seven Lessons From Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life,” recently appeared on “The Billy Hallowell Podcast” where she described her harrowing experience and revealed the stunning ways in which it transformed her life and perspective.
“Thus said Hashem: I am going to take the stick of Yosef—which is in the hand of Efraim—and of the tribes of Yisrael associated with him, and I will place the stick of Yehuda upon it and make them into one stick; they shall be joined in My hand.” Ezekiel 37:19 (The Israel Bible™)
In 1966, just over 50 years ago, the distinguished Canadian-born anthropologist Anthony Wallace confidently predicted the global demise of religion at the hands of an advancing science: ‘belief in supernatural powers is doomed to die out, all over the world, as a result of the increasing adequacy and diffusion of scientific knowledge’. Wallace’s vision was not exceptional. On the contrary, the modern social sciences, which took shape in 19th-century western Europe, took their own recent historical experience of secularisation as a universal model.
Much has been said about the rise of the religiously unaffiliated here in America, but over in England it seems the situation is much more dire than it is here in the states.
In fact, more than half — 53 percent — of Brits now report that they are not at all religious, up five percentage points since 2015, the Independent reported.
The Nashville Statement on biblical human sexuality: What it says and how critics have responded
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood issues "The Nashville Statement," which blasts sexual immorality and deviant interpretations of marriage.
The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released The Nashville Statement, a new Christian doctrinal missive on modern sexuality, Tuesday. Since its release, there’s been much controversy and confusion on the subject.
Here is what you need to know.
What is the Nashville Statement?
The Isaiah passage we read last Shabbat are verses 51:12-52:12. To many people this passage is famous for the soprano aria from Handel's Messiah, 'How beautiful are the feet...'
But Jews tend to translate differently as the 'footsteps' of the herald coming nearer and nearer with the announcement that the Messiah, long-awaited by the Jews, is finally arriving.
Several years ago, a group of explorers from Hong Kong and Turkey climbed Turkey’s Mount Arrat and discovered a structure that seems to highly resemble the ark that Noah built. Carbon testing also seems to date the findings back to that time period (almost 5000 years ago).
Although some are skeptical, there have been many attempts over the past few hundred years to locate Noah’s ark. Finding the ark has become a truly fascinating enterprise and many have sought it in various mountains in Turkey, Kurdistan, and Iran.
“Woe is me, that I live with Meshech, that I dwell among the clans of Kedar. Too long have I dwelt with those who hate peace. I am all peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” Psalms 120:5-7 (The Israel Bible™)
Bible codes have revealed that Friday’s horrific Shabbat massacre in Halamish had deeper roots connecting the Nation of Ishmael to Amalek, said expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson.
A recent study of genetic material taken from 4,000-year-old skeletons links the modern Lebanese to the Biblical Canaanites, leading to “debunking” claims by scientists that the Biblical narrative commanding the Israelites to wipe out the occupants of the land is false. A closer look shows that the study actually proves the Biblical version is accurate, and that scientists should pay closer attention to the Bible.