Monthly Archives: August 2014

ISIS: Something Wicked This Way Comes

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The gruesome carnage in Northern Iraq, with beheadings and other unspeakable acts of barbarity, is nothing new. Rather it marks the resurfacing of abominations that were common in that area before the region was called by that name, and at least a thousand years before Islam. Once upon a time, this was Assyria. From its beginnings,…

A Mini-Series Coming Soon: Gaza, Israel, and Improper-ganda

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It will require some intense reading on my part, but next week I will spend some time on these pages discussing two books which interest me and confirm intuitions I have long held. One is Jed Babbin with Herbet London, The BDS War Against Israel: The Orwellian Campaign to Destroy Israel Through the Boycot, Divestment and Sanctions…

Learning From the Lubavitcher Rebbe How To Be A Mentsch and Servant of God

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I recently posted a blog about the value and priority of living a focused life. I have admired focused lives for at least forty years. And in recently reading Joseph Telushkin’s study on the life and work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, I drank deeply from a remarkably focused life. Telushkin said that researching…

On Living a Focused Life

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“I consider my own life of no importance to me whatsoever, as long as I can finish the course ahead of me, the task I received from the Lord Yeshua” (Paul the Apostle, speaking to the people of Ephesus, in Acts 20:24, CJB). I like what Paul says here and I fully identify with it:…

What If? Three Dreams You Might Dare to Dream

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Judy Garland reminded us that over the rainbow “the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”  Here are three dreams from over my rainbow. You might dream these too! #1 – What if Jews who believed in Yeshua [JBY] really lived Jewish lives, walking in the patterns of Jewish tradition, but with…

Conversion, Yes; Confusion, No

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In response to my most recent blog, found here, my old friend Glenn Harris wrote this comment: Splendidly written, Stuart! It is so in concert with Paul’s exhortation in 1 Cor. 7, and the larger message of Isaiah 56. But I am a bit perplexed. On the very principle you articulate, shouldn’t we absolutely discourage…