Tag Archives: Judaism

Book Review: History Of The Jews

History Of The Jews, by Paul Goodman This particular short volume is both easy to read and a worthwhile survey of the broad sweep of history of the Jewish people throughout history.  While the book is by no means long … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Who Are The Nethinim?

Earlier today, as I write this, I received a message with a question from a loyal reader of mine:  “Hi, any chance you might be interested in doing a post on the Nathanim … I mean the Nethinim (Ezra 8:20)? … Continue reading

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Zechariah 12:10-14: And The Family Of The House Of Nathan By Itself

This past Sabbath I was having a conversation with a few brethren and one of the party asked about a particular obscure passage found in Zechariah 12:10-14:  ““And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants … Continue reading

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That Surprised No One

If one is even remotely as fond of conspiracy theories as I am, there is a clear pattern of how it is that people who can cause trouble are disposed of.  If possible, things are made to look like a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?: Explaining The Holocaust

Why?:  Explaining The Holocaust, by Peter Hayes It is said, to the point of being a cliche, that there is no business like Shoah business, and this book is certainly part of that to such an extent that it expressly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Holocaust: A Concise History

The Holocaust:  A Concise History, by Doris L. Bergen This book is a concise history, and those who have read a great deal about the Shoah and its immense destructiveness to European Jewry as well as various other groups of … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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The Talmud And The Porcupine

As I have commented before, I can often tend to be a prickly person when it comes to my discourse with other people.  Today a conversation I had on my goodreads page where I had a testy conversation with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Conan Doyle For The Defense

Conan Doyle For The Defense:  The True Story Of A Sensational British Murder, A Quest For Justice, And The World’s Most Famous Detective Novel, by Margalit Fox In general, I have to say that this is a very good book.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith

A Handbook On The Jewish Roots Of The Christian Faith, edited by Craig A. Evans and David Mishkin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is very hard … Continue reading

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