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Another Fine Messiah

The concept of the Messiah is a significant one in both Judaism and Christianity, but I think it was in my Apocalypse class in college that I learned what it actually means, and how the concept developed, particularly in the context … Continue reading

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When the World and I Were Young

Continuing on the theme of calendars from another recent post, I’ve done some investigation into different calculations of the age of the world. The Jewish calendar and the traditional Byzantine one both date from the Anno Mundi, or Year of … Continue reading

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The Antics of Antiochus

It’s interesting that the token attempt made by Western society toward multiculturalism is to acknowledge Chanukah alongside Christmas, when Chanukah is essentially a commemoration of a rejection of multiculturalism. Well, there’s more to it than that, but that is a … Continue reading

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When Rome Ruled

Since Chanukah is soon coming to an end and I know I’ve at least occasionally had Jewish readers, I feel it’s only appropriate to write something related to this holiday. It’s sort of a multi-faith post, I suppose, as it … Continue reading

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