Tag Archives: jewish history

The Mezuzah

Have you ever seen the mezuzahs that hang on the doors of our Jewish friends? Mezuzah means doorframe or doorpost, so in actuality you hang a mezuzah on a mezuzah. God commanded in Deuteronomy 6 that the law He was giving should be with them always. They were to talk about it to their children,…
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In the Days of Herod …

In the days of Herod the king, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea. Matthew 2:1 Most of us read this sentence every Christmas without giving it a second thought. But during Matthew’s time, this detail made a powerful point. Herod was a brilliant, wealthy king placed in power by Rome. But Herod wasn’t Roman. And…
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Pricey Gift

I became a great aunt last week. I love to tease my nephews that I’ve tried to be a good aunt – but now I’ve been promoted and am great. It’s a delight. She arrived right on time in a nice clean and warm environment. Her arrival was marked by good health for mom and…
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In the World

In the world, but not of it. As Christians we hear that slogan as a rallying cry, trying to keep purity within our hearts as well as within our ranks. The fight is to keep the world out so that we are not dirtied by it. The rebellion of Jewish faithful in second century BC…
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