Honoring an Auschwitz Survivor

One of the most moving experiences I've had in Israel is meeting Holocaust survivors and hearing their stories. There are many ways in which survivors of the horrific mass genocide at the hands of Nazi Germany are honored. In fact, I came across a moving picture of such an occasion: To celebrate her 104th birthday, …

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1st Century Christians and Jews: Fractured Relations

Pull up a chair!  We're gathering at the virtual study table to follow up on yesterday's foundational discussion about early Jewish-Christian relations, and God's call of the Apostle Paul as a missionary to the Gentiles.  If you missed yesterday's discussion, scroll back to it for a good foundation for today's topic. We have established that …

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What Happens to All the Prayer Notes Crammed into the Crevices of the Western Wall?

Not only do many Jews (particularly orthodox) visit the Western Wall almost daily, but it is also the most-often visited site in Israel.  Among foreign visitors to the Wall, it is customary to cram written prayers into crevices in the wall. So, what happens when the wall begins to look like this?  Where do those …

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