Pope Pius XII During the holocaust he helped over 350,000 Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents and rectories. Read more...

Pope Pius XII During the holocaust he helped over 350,000 Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents and rectories. Read more...

Who is a Jew? from The Economist - January 2014

Who is a Jew?

Who is a Jew? from The Economist - January 2014

"This word had powerful connotations for Paul. As a Jew he understood makrothymia 'longsuffering love' as one of Gods most fundamental character traits. For when God revealed his glory to Moses on the mountain he proclaimed 'The Lord the Lord a God merciful and gracious slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.' (Exodus 34:6) This description of God is repeated over and over in the Old Testament (e.g. Numbers 14:18; Psalm 86:15; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). And in the Greek…

"This word had powerful connotations for Paul. As a Jew he understood makrothymia 'longsuffering love' as one of Gods most fundamental character traits. For when God revealed his glory to Moses on the mountain he proclaimed 'The Lord the Lord a God merciful and gracious slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.' (Exodus 34:6) This description of God is repeated over and over in the Old Testament (e.g. Numbers 14:18; Psalm 86:15; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). And in the Greek…

Who is a Jew?  Who is a Gentile?  Can a Jew be a believer in Jesus and still be a Jew?

Who is a Jew? Who is a Gentile? Can a Jew be a believer in Jesus and still be a Jew?

French Jews in Paris are forced to register with authorities, showing French police their passports. The first anti-Jewish measure of the occupying Germans was published on 27 September 1940, with the publication of the “First Ordinance”. The measure was a census of Jews, and set out a definition of ”who is a Jew?” The Second Ordinance was published on 18 October 1940 and proscribed various business activities for Jews. On 31 August 1941 all radios belonging to Jews were confiscated, and…

French Jews in Paris are forced to register with authorities, showing French police their passports. The first anti-Jewish measure of the occupying Germans was published on 27 September 1940, with the publication of the “First Ordinance”. The measure was a census of Jews, and set out a definition of ”who is a Jew?” The Second Ordinance was published on 18 October 1940 and proscribed various business activities for Jews. On 31 August 1941 all radios belonging to Jews were confiscated, and…

Who is a Jew? Most don't follow (USAtoday). 100113

Who's a Jew? Few American Jews say it's a matter of belief

As you may know from watching the news, the issue of who is a Jew is a hotly debated one nowadays. There is no simple answer.

As you may know from watching the news, the issue of who is a Jew is a hotly debated one nowadays. There is no simple answer.

"I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. ....continued here > http://www.davidpaulkirkpatrick.com/2012/12/01/ben-steins-christmas-tree/

"I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, "Merry Christmas" to me. ....continued here > http://www.davidpaulkirkpatrick.com/2012/12/01/ben-steins-christmas-tree/

Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration. An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration. An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

Inspired by a true story, My Mother’s Secret is a captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who team up to save them all.   Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people…until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death

Inspired by a true story, My Mother’s Secret is a captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who team up to save them all. Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people…until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death

"The biggest divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicians, it's between people who care and people who don't care."  -- RACHEL MADDOW

"The biggest divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicians, it's between people who care and people who don't care." -- RACHEL MADDOW

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time

A Jew is surrounded by men of Einsatzgruppen A who have just shaved his beard and smeared his face with dirt.  And, the Germans smirk for the camera, as if this human being were of no more account than a pesky fly.  Once in the company of an Einsatzgruppe (mobile killing squads), there can be little doubt of a Jew's ultimate fate.

A Jew is surrounded by men of Einsatzgruppen A who have just shaved his beard and smeared his face with dirt. And, the Germans smirk for the camera, as if this human being were of no more account than a pesky fly. Once in the company of an Einsatzgruppe (mobile killing squads), there can be little doubt of a Jew's ultimate fate.

Geltungsjude was the term for people who were considered Jews by the first supplementary decree to the Nuremberg Laws from 14 November 1935.ARTICLE 5 (2) A Jew is also an individual [jüdischer Mischling] who is descended from two full-Jewish grandparents if: (a) he was a member of the Jewish religious community when this law was issued, or joined the community later; (b) when the law was issued, he was married to a person who was a Jew, or was subsequently married to a Jew; (etc...)

Geltungsjude was the term for people who were considered Jews by the first supplementary decree to the Nuremberg Laws from 14 November 1935.ARTICLE 5 (2) A Jew is also an individual [jüdischer Mischling] who is descended from two full-Jewish grandparents if: (a) he was a member of the Jewish religious community when this law was issued, or joined the community later; (b) when the law was issued, he was married to a person who was a Jew, or was subsequently married to a Jew; (etc...)

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