Category Archives: ISRAEL

REVISIT: ISRAEL & RP

[Source :  Center of Jewish Studies – http://www.cjss.org.cn/200706207.htm, reformatting and highlights added. Please go to the site for the complete article as well as the sources of information cited in these selected excerpts following a timeline of Jewish presence in the Philippines.]     Manila Jews’ Communal Origins and Commercial Activity The Marrano brothers Jorge and […]

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Why Anti-Semitism?

[This was first posted in 2013; we are revisiting as a result of many searchers interested in  The Jewish Mystique by Ernest Van Den Haag.  Sharing Chapter 5 of this MUST READ book.  For visuals connected to this topic, check this link:  http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/155833/postcards-anti-semitic—-Admin1]     ————————–      WHY ANTI-SEMITISM?    Jews “cause” both anti-Semitism and pro-Semitism; […]

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REVISIT: Jewish History by a Christian Historian

[First posted October 24,2012; here’s the original Introduction:  This recommended read is:  A HISTORY OF THE JEWS by Paul Johnson.   One reviewer, Merle Rubin of Christian Science Monitor says it best:  “An absorbing, provocative, well-written, often moving book, an insightful and impassioned blend of history and myth, story and interpretation”  (highlights added).   I most likely […]

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REVISIT: So, do Sinaites celebrate Shavuot/Pentecost?

[This was first posted in 2012.  Reposting on the celebration of Shavuot which falls this year on June 9-10,—Admin1].   ——————–   On Shabbat way back in May 26, [2012]. we devoted our Torah Study time to SHAVUOS ROADMAP, issued by Torah Mates: Exploring Judaism Together.     If Jews today identify with the Israelites of that […]

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