Archive for August 3rd, 2014

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Aug
14

Night Owl Chat: Eric Burdon & War

One of these nights I’ll do an Eric Burdon & The Animals post. But I think he did his best work when he left that British Invasion group and explored richer territory with War. So a bit of Mr. Burdon & War to send you off to sleep.

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Spill the Wine

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Paint it Black

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03
Aug
14

A Tweet or Two

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03
Aug
14

Messianism and Netanyahu

This essay will require a bit of explanation of the term “messiah”.

Living in a predominantly Christian nation, many of us have a particular notion of the “Messiah”. That messiah, hammered into us in Sunday school and Mass, was Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, coequal with God, coeternal, of the same substance, incarnating in human flesh to offer the perfect sacrifice to atone for Adam’s sin. In the Christian conception, the Messiah was the willing sacrifice to reconcile sinful mankind with God.

However, it may surprise you to know, that Jesus was a Jew. He lived in a Jewish culture, believed in a Jewish eschatology, did not want to change a “jot of the Law”. And Judaism has a very different view of the Messiah.

A quick and dirty precis of Jewish views of the Messiah follows.

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03
Aug
14

The Economist: An Interview with the President

(Audio only)

Transcript here

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03
Aug
14

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

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