Ashura and Yom Kippur greetings

For the second year in a row, the Jewish (Rosh Hashanah) and Islamic (Ras al-Sana) new years fell on the same date on the Gregorian calendar, September 20. Which means that the tenth day of those respective years, Yom Kippur for Jews and Ashura for Muslims, also fall on the same Gregorian date, which is… Continue reading Ashura and Yom Kippur greetings

Hajj and Yom Kippur greetings

Today is a rare convergence of two of the holiest events of the Jewish and Muslim years, with the Hajj beginning in Mecca and Yom Kippur starting at sundown. Hajj Mubarak to my Muslim readers, and to my Jewish readers, Tzom Kal. For those who would like to know more about the Hajj, here’s something… Continue reading Hajj and Yom Kippur greetings

Is something big about to happen at al-Aqsa/the Temple Mount?

Speaking of Israel and Palestine, there seems to be a growing concern that the Israeli government may do something to change the legal status of al-Aqsa: On Monday, chunks of rock still peppered the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site. Volunteers worked to remove shards of glass and metal, but parts of… Continue reading Is something big about to happen at al-Aqsa/the Temple Mount?

really, the obama-satan thing is the least of the problems with this crap

So The History Channel, or History, or whatever wholly non-descriptive and completely ironic name they want to be called now, is running a mini-series by reality TV sleazoid Mark Burnett about the Bible, cleverly called “The Bible.” Last night they got to Jesus, which means they’ve chosen to spend almost half the series on the… Continue reading really, the obama-satan thing is the least of the problems with this crap