Tag Archives: Judaism

Another Trip On The Hype Machine

As I was pondering what to say about today that would match with the books I have read, given that there is not too much exciting going on in my life–since I do not feel like bragging about being a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bible Jesus Read

The Bible Jesus Read, by Philip Yancey This book’s title is a bit of a tease, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Those who are interested in the complex relationship of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism [1] will … Continue reading

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Finishing The Week

Earlier this week one of my blog’s readers asked me a question related to biblical history and prophecy that I thought was worth exploring in at least a provisional way.  In order to frame the scope of this exploration, I … Continue reading

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Cycles Within Cycles: Part One

Today, as I sit down next to a fireplace and ponder how I will drive over the snow from the home of some friends back to my own home to resume my chores and my normal working life, I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Murderers Among Us

The Murderers Among Us:  The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs, edited by Joseph Wechsberg This book has an interesting niche when it comes to writings about the aftermath of World War II.  For a variety of reasons, I tend to reflect often … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sunflower

The Sunflower:  On The Possibilities And Limits Of Forgiveness, by Simon Wiesenthal This book hit home in a more than usual way.  In this roughly 300 page book, the first third is taken up with a narrative by famous Nazi … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diaspora

Diaspora:  Exile And The Contemporary Jewish Condition, edited by Etan Levine As is the case often with books I read, I feel simultaneously too close and at some remove from this book and its subject matter.  Although I come from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Genesis: A New Commentary

Genesis:  A New Commentary, by Meredith G. Kline [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Upon reading this book, I was somewhat surprised that this was the first book … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Rabbi Looks At The Supernatural

A Rabbi Looks At The Supernatural:  A Revealing Look At Angels, Demons, Miracles, Heaven And Hell, by Jonathan Bernis [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books/Baker Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Titles can … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Jewish Study Bible

The Complete Jewish Study Bible:  Insights For Jews & Christians, Illuminating The Jewishness Of God’s Word, edited by Rabbi Barry Rubin [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Hendrickson Bibles.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As … Continue reading

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