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Bernard Starr, PhD is a psychologist,journalist, and professor emeritus at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. His latest book is "Jesus,Jews, and Anti-Semitism in Art:How Renaissance Art Erased Jesus' Jewish Identity and How today's Artists Are Restoring It." Starr is also author of "Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew," and is also organizer of the art exhibit "Putting Judaism Back in the Picture:Toward Healing the Christian/Jewish Divide." For the past two decades he has been the main United Nations representative for the Institute of Global Education that founded Radio for Peace International and the Mucherla Global School in Mucherla,India. Starr's op-ed commentaries for the Scripps Howard News Service have appeared in major newspapers throughout the United States. Currently, his articles are published at OpEd News and the Huffington Post. He has also written for Salon, Barons Financial Magazine and UPI's Religion and Spirituality section. His previous book, "Escape Your Own Prison: Why We Need Spirituality and Psychology to be Truly Free," published by Rowman and Littlefield, explores spirituality as a psychology of consciousness. Starr is founder, and for 25 years the managing editor, of the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Springer Publishing Co.); also editor of the Springer Series, Adulthood and Aging and Lifestyles and Issues in Aging. For seven years he was writer, producer and host of an award winning radio commentary, The Longevity Report, on WEVD-AM Radio in NYC. He currently produces and hosts television documentaries on meaningful, active and productive living in the third age of life (Active Aging Stories) for Phoenix Rising Television Productions. From 2007-2010 he was president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy.


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Ecce Homo ("crucify him") by Mihály Munkácsy Friday, May 15, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Journalism Tackles 'The Problem With Good Friday' and an Episcopal Priest Responds In response to an article on the anti-Semitic content in traditional Passion Plays and Passion musical productions which are performed as part of Easter celebrations, an Episcopal Priest in San Francisco is holding a seminar on "The Problem With Good Friday."

Jesus before Pontius Pilate (Ecce Homo) by Antonio Ciseri Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Passion Plays and Oratorios, 'Christ Killers,' and the Magic Trick of 'Deus Ex Machina' Passion plays and Oratorios depict the mission and crucifixion of Jesus. Traditionally these productions blame the Jews collectively for the death of Jesus. Some modern performances delete or revise ant-Semitic passages but many do not.Charging all Jews Christ Killers who called for the crucifixion should be expunged not because it is politically incorrect but because the accusation is false, as detailed evidence will confirm

Scene from "Killing Jesus" Saturday, April 4, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Picturing the Jewish Jesus: Bill O'Reilly and the National Geographic Channel Get It Right. In the Film "Killing Jesus," adapted from Bill O'Reilly's book "Killing Jesus," the images are in sharp contrast to previous film depictions of Jesus, and other Jews. In the dramatization these figures are pictured as dark skinned Semites, typical of the Middle East region. They are also steeped in Judaism-- in tune with who they really were.The film expresses the two sides of the Jesus story: Jewish and Christian.

Swastika sprayed on tombstones at the Jewish cemetery in Kroepelin Tuesday, March 10, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Should the Swastika be Rehabilitated or Forever Damned? A Surprising Debate The swastika is an ancient symbol that is revered in a number of cultures. The Nazis tarnished the swastika by adopting it thus making it in the eyes of many around the world a symbol of murder and genocide. Can it be redeemed? The intensity of revulsion to the swastika suggests that that it has a difficult if not impossible road to redemption.

Jesus Brought Before Caiaphas,from Salvin Hours c 1275 Friday, February 20, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Five Stages of Anti-Semitism in Art -- From Medieval to Modern Times Art historians have attributed obvious anti-Semitism in Medieval and Renaissance artworks to technical developments and advancements in painting, not ideology. Mounting evidence, though, cited in this article, challenges that view with powerful illustrations of the deliberate and willful inclusion of anti-Semitic iconography covering many centuries of artworks.

Vaccination Thursday, February 12, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will? Despite ample evidence to the contrary, many fundamentalists insist that the healing of illness is strictly in the hands of God, not man or his science. But man and his creative innovations are part of God's creation. Thus rejecting vaccination and other miraculous inventions and discoveries is rejecting God's creations and defying God. Shouldn't that be called blasphemy?

Moses in a Basket by Konstanti Flavitsky Thursday, February 5, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why We Know So Little About Moses and Jesus The sharp difference between modern views of personality development and ancient understandings explain why so little was reported about the early lives of great figures. Today we place emphasis on personal experience to explain the shaping of behavior.In biblical times destiny or inborn traits were thought to determine who a person would become.Thus childhood experiences were ignored by biographers through much of history.

Where is Parcifal? Friday, January 23, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A New Play, Looking for Parcifal, Tackles Death -- With Humor in her new play, "Looking for Parcifal," playwright Brenda Shoshanna explores the full range of mechanisms different people employ in coping with the death of a loved one. Shoshanna's entertaining and provocative play raises the question:is love the antidote to fear?

Christ Before Pilate by Mihaly Munkacsy Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus: Rambo or Prince of Peace? A Commentary on 'The Crucifixion Rule Book' Many biblical experts and pundits have assumed that since the Romans crucified Jesus,he (Jesus) must have been an insurgent who was promoting armed rebellion against Roman occupation. Why else would they crucify Jesus, since that gruesome type execution was supposedly reserved for insurrectionists, escaped slaves, and perpetrators of heinous crimes. But was a strict crucifixion rule book rigidly followed? Highly doubtful!!

Book Cover Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (49 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Christian or Jewish Gospel Figures? The Answer Will Surprise You Renaissance art erased Jesus Jewish heritage and identity. The book "Gospel Figures in Art" exemplifies this identity theft with over 300 images that convert Jesus,his family,and followers into later era Christians without a hint of any Jewish connection for these figures, who,in fact, were all dedicated practicing Jews. This article calls on the art world to finally redress the falsification of biblical history in artworks.

The Ebola virus Saturday, October 25, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Ebola and Public Health Versus the 'Bottom Line' Ask honestly the best approach for finding a cure and vaccine for Ebola,the answer would not be the for profit model of "leave it to the market." Proof of that is the fact that we could have had a vaccine for Ebola years ago but haven't because there was little profit in it for the competitive "leave it to the market" model.Yet we do have a model that would work if our main interest was saving lives rather than financial gain.

Famed physicists at Los Alamos, New Mexico Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two Crises Cry Out for a 'Manhattan Project': Climate Change and Ebola We are currently facing two crises that threaten life on this planet. The business as usual model, leaving it to the competitive for-profit marketplace to address these crises is not the most effective approach. We have already seen the failure of this model for the Aids and climate change crises, despite decades of huge expenditures. We must adopt the proven cooperative Manhattan Project model if we value life over ideology.

hrist in a Landscape Saturday, September 6, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Authentic and False Images of Jesus in Artworks The triptych, with its altered images that puts Judaism back in the picture, exposes the identity theft of Jesus in artworks. It starkly illustrates the falsification of biblical history in Jan Swart Van Groningen's original iconic sixteenth-century image of Jesus. Moreover, the same falsification would be dramatically revealed if altered images of other Renaissance paintings were placed next to the original ones.

"Einstein" Friday, August 22, 2014 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Images of Jesus as Christian, Jew, Criminal, and Divine: Conception Drives Perception Christians and Jews have sharply different views of Jesus. Christians embrace him, Jews shun him. Surprisingly, both groups are largely New Testament illiterate. Their differing perceptions of Jesus are derived from culturally conditioned assumptions that ignore the common foundation of the two faiths.

The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio & Leonardo da Vinci Friday, August 15, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jewish Jesus and Identity Theft in Renaissance Art Renaissance artists typically depicted Jesus as a Christian without a hint of his Jewish identity and heritage. And art historians and art critics have failed to acknowledge this falsification of biblical history. An upcoming exhibit at tsinghe National Gallery of Art is a good opportunity for the curators of the exhibit to tell the truth about the identity theft in Renaissance artworks.

Jesus Preching in the Synagogue by Maurycy Gottlieb Saturday, July 19, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Response to Bill O'Reilly: Jesus Didn't Start a New Religion Bill O'Reilly insists that Jesus defected from Judaism and started a new religion.Yet according to the consensus of biblical scholars and theologians, both Christian and Jewish, Jesus was a dedicated practicing Jew throughout his life.Based on his view, O'Reilly dismisses my critique of Renaissance artworks which picture Jesus as totally christian without a trace of his Jewish heritage.

hrist in a Landscape Friday, July 11, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does Conspiracy Account for the Absence of Jesus' Jewish Identity in Renaissance Art? Search Renaissance depictions of Jesus his family and disciples and you will not find even a trace of their Jewish identities and heritage. These omissions were far worse than a conspiracy. They reflected assumptions that were woven into the very fabric of Medieval and Renaissance society's marginalization and persecution of Jews. Pope Francis though is leding a new era of reconciliation of Christianity and Judaism

Ocean Pollution Saturday, June 28, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Our Oceans Are Dying: Mobilizing an Indifferent Public to Confront This Crisis Another devastating report about the destruction of our environment and planet. Despite warnings from a consensus of leading scientists that we are approaching the point of no return, the public remains indifferent while placing immediate personal concerns first. Rather than new studies and more bad news we need behavioral scientists to study and discover how to get the public to make saving the planet our number one priority

Wedding at Cana by Paolo Veronese Thursday, June 19, 2014 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jewish Jesus in Renaissance Art and the Roots of Anti-Semitism The announcement that the mother of the late Cardinal O'Connor was Jewish shocked many. Fact is that the mothers of all the founders of Christianity were Jewish. More surprising is that Renaissance artists in depicting Jesus and his followers erased their Jewish identities--a phenomenon that contributed to anti-Semitism over many centuries--and art historians continue to neglect to acknowledge these falsifications.

Scribe at Work Thursday, May 15, 2014 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bill O'Reilly's 'Killing Jesus' Illustrates the Problem With the Gospels Bill O'Reilly's Tea Party spin the on Gospels reminds us that others throughout history did the same, especially during per-printing press centuries when reproductions of the bible were done individually by scribes. Not only were there errors in these reproductions, but scribes may have altered the "words of God" to suit their own beliefs and ideologies--just as Bill O'Reilly has done in "Killing Jesus."

Railway Man Saturday, April 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Movie Review: The Railway Man Starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Will Take You on an Unforgettable Trip Based on the true story of Eric Lomax, a British officer who, along with other prisoners of the Japanese during world war II, worked as a slave laborer forced to help build the "death railway" from Thailand to Burma. The unspeakable torture inflicted on Lomax has lasting and crippling effects after liberation. His eventual remarkable transcendence of his inner torment is an inspirational message about the path of redemption.

Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus by José de Madrazo y Agudo Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus and Paul Chose to Die as Dedicated Jews--According to the New Testament Both Jesus and Paul were charged with blasphemy against Judaism by the Sanhedrin,which only had authority over Jews.If Jesus and Paul had defected from Judaism and intended to start a new religion,as many maintain,why didn't they say that when they were facing execution? “Sanhedrin:I'm not a Jew any longer. I'm a Christian.You have no authority over me."But they didn't take that obvious defense Why? They were dedicated Jews.

CIrcumcision of Christ by Friedrich Herlin. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Cut that Divided Jews and Christians--And the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks Why did Christianity celebrate Jesus’ circumcision when circumcision was a key issue that split Judaism and Christianity? Why do several paintings show Jesus about to be circumcised but none depicting Jesus actually circumcised? The reasons for these omissions, and the failure of art historians, curators, and critics to address the issue of falsification of biblical history in artworks are explored in this article

Beatles Friday, February 7, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tribute to the Beatles -- and Sid Bernstein (Not Ed Sullivan) Who Brought Them to America The amazing story of how a homework assignment in a Journalism class in 1963("read a British newspaper")led to Sid Bernstein's chance discovery of the Beatles at a time when they were virtually unknown in the U.S.His risky booking of the Beatles to come to America the following year at first seemed a disaster-ticket sales limped along.But then the Beatles' popularity in Europe spilled over to the U.S.-and the rest is history.

Two Images of Jesus by Rod Borghese Friday, January 17, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Have Art Historians Been Silent About the Falsification of Biblical History in Artworks? Art depictions of Jesus his family and disciples omit their Jewish origins and identities.These falsifications of biblical history have significantly contributed to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism that is just recently in the process of reconciliation.A new art exhibit will offer renditions of classical Medieval and Renaissance artworks that restore the Jewish connection to tell two sides of the Jesus story.

The Crucifixion by Luca Signorelli Friday, December 13, 2013 (30 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jewish Jesus, 'Christ Killers,' and the Hidden Code of Hatred The charge that Jews were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus resurfaced recently in a Harvard University student newsletter. A careful examination of the Gospels' account of the crucifixion reveals that the persistence of this accusation charging the Jews is a code for hatred that has many historical roots that contributed to the alienation of Christianity and Judaism, including artworks.

1930's Nazi newspaper Westdeutchen Beobachter Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Return of the Blood Libel: Can Art Stop the Hemorrhaging of Hate? Along with the surge of the far right Jobbik party in Hungary,anti-Semitism is on the rise. A Parliamentary leader of the far right has resurrected a shameful blood libel charge against Jews that took place in a village in Hungary in 1882

Puma Gallery Exhibit 1942 Thursday, October 17, 2013 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces Many Jewish artists have been drawn to producing artworks about Jesus and the crucifixion to express a common connection through the theme of suffering: Jesus on the cross and other Jews through persecutions, and particularly the Holocaust. An important exhibit of Jewish Jesus artworks at a 1942 exhibit in NYC (Puma Gallery) has slipped into oblivion.Hopefully, these artworks can be found and resurrected for public viewing.

Homeless and Hungry--Please Help Friday, October 4, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Love Your Neighbor as Yourself": Failing Grade for Religious America Income inequality is widening,the rich are richer than ever, corporate cash is at an all time high, poverty is increasing, huger is on the rise, many working poor live in shelters, homelessness is rampant--and Congress passes a bill calling for deep cuts in the food stamp program.

The Falling Angel by Marc Chagall Tuesday, October 1, 2013 (29 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jewish Jesus Visits the Jewish Museum This exhibit, which focuses on Chagall's images of the crucifixion, reminds viewers of Jesus' Jewish origins and the common ground of suffering: Jesus on the cross and the suffering of Jews in persecutions, and especially during the Nazi era.

Murillo's Baptism of Christ and Rod Borghese;s Version Friday, September 20, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Art Contributed to the Christian-Jewish Divide, and Art Can Heal it The process of Christianity separating from Judaism was a long and bumpy road Once a unified Church was established in the fourth century efforts at separation from Judaism accelerated on a number of fronts. Medieval and Renaissance art contributed to the process by totally Christianizing Jesus and his family while erasing their connection to Judaism. Today, reconciliation is underway and art can contribute to that effort.

Rembrandt.van Rijn Self Portrait Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rembrandt, Jews and Jesus: Putting Judaism Back in the Picture Rembrandt's natural realistic religion neutral images of Jesus are not an antidote to Renaissance paintings that commonly pictured Jesus,his family and community as blond fair-skinned Northern Europeans residing in palatial settings surrounded by saints,church officials and Christian artifacts-and not hint of a Jewish connection.That's why I've invited artists to repaint classical artworks that put Judaism back in the picture.

Reza Aslan Friday, August 9, 2013 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reza Aslan: Why Aren't You a Jew? Born Muslim Reza Aslan embraced Christianity as a teenager. Later in studying Christianity in college he lost faith in the divinity of Jesus but continued to embrace him as a mortal--and called himself a disciple of the Jewish Jesus. His words beg the question: Why aren't you a Jew?

Please step forward Wednesday, August 7, 2013 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will the Real Jesus Please Step Forward: Many Stories, Few Facts The scant facts about Jesus and the gaping gaps in his biography have invited imaginative inventions. Nevertheless, narratives along with controversial alternative Gospels that have been uncovered have had little impact on the beliefs of Christians. The Church sanctioned twenty-seven books of the New Testament have had almost exclusive impact in shaping the views of Christians about Jesus, Christianity, Jews and Judaism.

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Thursday, July 25, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will 'Schmekelgate' Stop the Rise of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer? The history of infidelity and sexual indiscretions show that redemption and forgiveness often prevail, especially if followed by good deeds and control of the "restless penis syndrome." With the latest revelations, Anthony Weiner has violated the control factor making his fate uncertain.

Jesus Teaching in the Temple Saturday, July 13, 2013 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Taking the Jew Out of Jesus---and Putting It Back Classical artworks picture Jesus, his family and followers as latter-day Christians. In erasing Jesus' Jewish identity these representations fostered anti-Semitism by feeding the belief that Jesus and Jews were of different ethnicities and religions. TO correct this falsification of biblical history this article proposes a contest and exhibit in which Jesus' Jewish identity would be restored.

Armondo Acosta and Pope Francis Thursday, June 27, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Last Supper According to Judas in the Works by Famed Filmmaker Armondo Linus Acosta A plethora of bible films have told the stories of religions' heroes and villains. But none have explored the inner worlds of Jesus' Apostles. Armondo Linus Acosta, in his latest film that is in development, "The Last Super According to Judas" will offer an in-depth study of the Apostles during a 24 hour period that changed the world.

The Crucifixion Monday, June 24, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Christ Killers': The Hidden Agenda In it's effort to launch a new religion, the Christian leadership created a false divide that historically drove Christians and Jews apart. By denying the Christian populace access to their Bible for many centuries Christians were unable to learn who Jesus really was: a dedicated practicing Jew. This understanding can foster reconciliation between the two faiths and a celebration of common ground.

Apostle Paul Wednesday, June 5, 2013 (24 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Apostle Paul Lived and Died as a Dedicated Jew While many scholars acknowledge that Jesus was a dedicated Jew till the end of his mortal life, it is widely believed that the Apostle Paul launched a new religion called Christianity. However, if Paul had simply stated to the Romans that he is not a Jew anymore but a leader of a new religion he would not have been arrested or executed. The evidence for this is right in "Acts of the Apostles"

Alcohol and longevity? Saturday, May 25, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Surprising Secrets for a Long Life Revealed Individuals who have achieved long lives often attribute their longevity to odd dietary habits that would probably not work for most of us. But there is one proven factor that trumps all others for longevity

Bible ban Tuesday, May 21, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Christians Were Denied Access to Their Bible for 1,000 Years Not only did the Church sequester the Latin Bible from the Christian populace for a thousand years, it forbid translating the New Testament into native languages. Robert Tyndale who defied the Church and translated the Bible into English was burned at the stake for his "heresy." Why would the Church distance the Christian populace from direct contact with their holy scriptures? This article proposes a surprising motive.

Jesus and Judas Thursday, May 9, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Was Jesus Gay? Unlikely. Married? Maybe. Both? Possibly There has been much speculation about Jesus' sexuality.Various commentators have suggested every possibility, including the most provocative speculation that he was Gay. But if he were gay it's likely that he would have covered it up given the hash taboo against homosexuality in the Old Testament.

The box which isn't a box Friday, May 3, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Surprise: 'Jew in a Box' Is Not in a Box The media slammed an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany by dubbing it with the offensive title, "Jew in a Box." The world press joined the assault without bothering to fact check.Now it turns out that the "box" isn't even a box.

“Look at me and see Jesus” Yeminite Jew with prayer shawl, tefillin and Torah Friday, April 26, 2013 (73 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
To Experience Jesus, Visit a Synagogue Jesus was a dedicated Jew who prayed, as Jews do today, with prayer shawl and tefillin (pylacteries).He regularly attended prayer services at a synagogue where he read from the Torah.A synagogue visit during prayer services offers an authentic Jesus experience: "That's what Jesus did every Sabbath."

Christ in the House of His Parents Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Art That's 'Too Jewish' Two prominent artists in the 19th century painted realistic images of Jesus as a child that created public and critical uproars because the portraits, they charged, were "too Jewish." The fact that Jesus was Jewish didn't seem to count.

"Jew in a Box" Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Three Cheers for 'Jew in a Box' for Thinking Out of the Box A harmless but useful and informative exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, generated an uproar. It became a huge media event when headline writers dubbed the exhibit "Jew in a Box."

First Crusade Leaders Monday, April 1, 2013 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus to Church Leaders: 'How Dare You in My Name'? Christian leaders throughout history perpetrated violent acts totally antithetical to Jesus' teachings. In a mock trial Jesus confronts them to explain where in his teaching did they find justification for heinous acts.

Matzo balls soup Friday, March 22, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mayor Bloomberg Launches a Clandestine Passover Police Unit In his campaign to enforce high nutritional standards for New Yorkers--and set an example for the rest of the country--Mayor Michael Bloomberg is targeting cholesterol, salt, and sugar overload at traditional Passover Seders. Even the brisket will be placed under suspicion.

"The Last Supper" Wednesday, March 20, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How Artists Invented the Christian Jesus "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci looks like a gathering of christian monks, not orthodox Jews together for a Passover celebration that Jesus instructed his disciples to prepare for.This is typical of Medieval and Renaissance paintings the convert Jesus and his falily and followers into latter-day Christians.

Mary Magdalene Encountering the Risen Jesus Thursday, March 7, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Ethnic Cleansing of Judaism in Medieval and Renaissance Art Medieval and Renaissance art transformed dedicated Jews--Jesus, his family and followers--into latter-day Christians without a hint of their Jewish identities. In effect, these artworks vaporized any association between Jesus and Judaism. In doing so they established a powerful platform for anti-Semitism through the illusion that Jesus and Jews were of different ethnicity and different religions.

Did the Romans do it? Friday, March 1, 2013 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus of Nazareth, Bill O'Reilly and the Brutal Romans BIll O'Reilly, in a new forthcoming book,"Killing Jesus" will be weighing in on the Jesus "whodunit" with "new" findings pointing the j'accuse finger at the Romans.

Jesus Crucifixion Thursday, February 21, 2013 (31 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
God Killed Jesus: That's What the Gospels Say For centuries Jews were persecuted for the crucifixion of Jesus with the charge: "Christ Killers". Yet the Gospels and other parts o the New Testament definitively tell us that God Killed Jesus as part of a divine plan. Accusing any other for the death of Jesus should be considered blasphemy against the very foundation of Christianity.

Jesus Reads From the Torah Saturday, January 19, 2013 (24 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus 'Used to Be Jewish'? That's Not What the Gospels Say Jesus lived and died a dedicated Jew. He had no intention of starting a new religion. Yet the belief persists that he was an apostate Jew who launched Christianity. A full appreciation of Jesus' Jewish identity could help heal the Jewish Christian divide.

Diversity in Oneness Thursday, January 10, 2013 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Are We on the Verge of an Interspiritual Age? Kurt Johnson and Robert Ord believe that a transformation of conciousness is underway on the planet that will usher in an "Interspiritual Age"---despite rampant violence throughout the world and other destructive forces at work that are reported daily. They present some persuasive evidence to support their view.

Legai  Issues in Book Publishing Thursday, December 27, 2012 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Legal Issues in Self-Publishing: What Authors Need to Know As the publisher, self-published authors take on legal responsibility for their works. This article, a q and a with a leading intellectual rights attorney, addresses the key legal issues that authors should pay attention to

Hurricane Sandy Monday, November 12, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Planet, No Jobs: The Suicide Bombing of Science Climate change and global warming took a back seat in the presidential debates because politicians know that those issues are off the radar of the general public. While jobs, and other gut issues are the main concern of Americans, fact is that that catastrophic events related to climate change trump all other issues when nature speaks, as was the case with Hurricane Sandy.

Jesus and Mary Magdalene Saturday, September 22, 2012 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jesus Married? Not Surprising For a Dedicated Jew A newly discovered papyrus suggests that Jesus had a wife. Although it's authenticity is being examined there are other alternative gospels that have indicated that Jesus had a romantic relationship with Mary Magdalene and that they were possibly married.

Many copyright claims are not valid Thursday, September 13, 2012 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Must You Pay to Use Photos of Public Domain Artworks? No, Says a Legal Expert Museums, other institutions and photographers charge fees for the use of their "salvish" mere reproduction photos of public domain artworks.In charging a licensing fee they are claiming or implying that they hold a copyright on the photos. Yet a landmark federal court ruling and comments for legal experts say that those photos are in the public domain and therefore you don't have to pay to use them.

Rejected Manuscript Friday, August 24, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The New Vanity Publishing: Traditional Publishing The new world of self-publishing offers incredible opportunities for authors to publish their works when they want, earn thirty to eighty percent royalties, control all the rights to their books, and to market to targeted audiences over the internet.Sadly, many authors think that self-publishing is vanity publishing. It's not--and the vanity for authors who are not high profile is now in seeking a traditional publisher.

It's all about me Tuesday, August 14, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Heigh Ho Cell Phone--The Ego Rides Again Technology has vastly enriched our world. Tasks that previously took weeks, months,or even years can be accomplished in hours or days. At the same time, the addiction to technology poses a threat to spiritual development. With the pull to "out there" rather than "in here" the ego is in charge and the spiritual-self slips away. Restoring the primacy of the spiritual-self is is the challenge for serious spiritual seekers.

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