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October 2010

Mahzor Lev Shalem

A regular participant on this site, David, encouraged me to purchase the Mahzor Lev Shalem – Prayerbook for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur A mahzor is the prayer book used by Jews on the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But, for those who have not seen a mahzor, such a technical description

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The Bible says 3

This is the third in a series attempting to nuance the statement, “The Bible says…” You can read the story so far: Textual Criticism The Septuagint (LXX) Hebrew vowel pointing Hebrew was like ancient text messaging. They wrote it without the vowels, and many still do. So now we had these scrolls with no vowels

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all saints

Halloween & All Saints

Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows Eve, the Eve of All Hallows, All Saints. Christians traditionally start celebrating a significant festival on the eve of the feast. A good example is Christmas Eve. All Saints is now often regarded as such an important feast that it is moved to Sunday so that it can

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internet church

The Anglican Diocese of Waiapu in New Zealand may be one of the most recent to join the trend of exploring online church. OMGod Church has a webpage, a facebook page (267 people), and a youtube channel. Bishop David Rice, Bishop of Waiapu, officially opened OMGod Church on 29 July 2010. Since then there have

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spam 2

With the increasing number of spam comments, the issue is that I am in danger of deleting very good comments that have accidentally ended up in the spam filter. I am going to try using some additional plugins. The first I am trying is a conditional captcha. So if you get an image such as:

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The Bible says 2

This is the second in a series attempting to nuance the statement, “The Bible says…” The first in this series introduced textual criticism. The Septuagint (LXX) Many people when they say, “The Bible says…” go on to quote an English translation of the Hebrew Old Testament. Eastern Orthodox and others, however, do not do this.

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