Tag Archive "jerusalem"

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Who killed Jesus

Every year on Good Friday, Christians hear the story of the death of Jesus. During the Middle Ages, it was common for the reading of this story to rile up Christians against Jews, whom they ...

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The Story of Jesus’ Baby Shower

January 6 is known in the Christian calendar as Epiphany and marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas, the revelation of Jesus as the Son of God, and the story of the visit ...

Maccabiah Games: Sports overcoming Politics

Last week marked the conclusion of the Maccabiah games – the third largest sporting event in the world often called the Jewish Olympics.  From Morocco to Russia, Spain to Hong Kong, 78 countries took part, ...

Why I Love Israel: A Jewish Perspective

As I write this, I am preparing for the trip of a lifetime.  I will be leading our congregational mission to Israel, a two week trip leaving the last day of June.  I am so ...

R.A. Dickey, the Holy Spirit, and a Brothel in Mumbai: A Christian Perspective on Pentecost

This past week, R.A. Dickey, pitcher for the Blue Jays, was presented with an honorary doctorate from Wycliffe College, the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. He certainly didn’t receive this honour ...

Passover Reflection: A Jewish Perspective

At this time of year, Jewish families around the world gather to celebrate Passover by having a Seder (which means order).  This celebration has its roots in the Bible which calls for a seven day ...

Passover and Biblical Myths: Jewish Perspective

In the spring issue of Reform Judaism magazine, it focused on the great jewish myths.  And much to my surprise and probably yours as well, was the myth of Passover – that we were not ...