19 08, 2014

You Don’t Understand the Bible because you are Christian

By |2014-08-19T11:58:02-07:00August 19th, 2014|Book Reviews|

                                                                          Review by Israel Drazin                                                                     You Don’t Understand the Bible because you are Christian By Richard Gist Friesen Press, 2014, 176 pages ISBN 978-1-4602-4271-7 Cost: $13.99   I enjoyed this book; it is intelligent, informative, and thought-provoking. It is not a Christian book, and not even religious, at least not in the usual [...]

17 08, 2013

Jewish mourning practice was partially taken from Christians

By |2013-08-17T23:31:34-07:00August 17th, 2013|Book Reviews|

The Mystery of the Kaddish By Leon H. Charney and Saul Mayzlish Barricade Books, 2006, 236 pages ISBN 1-56980-300-5     Leon H. Charney and Saul Mayzlish explore the origin of the Jewish mourner’s kaddish in their The Mystery of the Kaddish[1]and reveal that the current practice where individuals say the prayer for their deceased [...]

27 06, 2012

The Secret of Shavuot

By |2012-08-03T05:43:02-07:00June 27th, 2012|Thoughts|

                                                                                                                                                                     By Israel Drazin   No Jewish holiday is practiced today as the Bible mandates. Shavuot, called Pentecost in English, is a good example. The current observance of the holiday has no relationship to its biblical ancestor and doesn’t even occur at the same time.[1] Very few people know the truth about [...]