Welcome to the 24th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts. Last fortnight, I reviewed Home Alone (1990). This fortnight, I'm reviewing: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019), rated M for science fiction violence That of course is the Australian rating; in the United States, it's rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and … Continue reading Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
Well, today (in Australia) is Christmas Day. Quite possibly THE most popular holiday in the world (although the media's trying to make horrid Halloween more and more popular). For those of you who celebrate it, I hope you're having/have a great day. For those of you (like me) for whom it's just another normal day … Continue reading Revisiting Christmas
Yesterday was the first day of Hanukkah in Australia (in the calendar I follow).
Shabbat Shalom! Today (December 21st, 2018) is (in Australia) the first day of Hanukkah (known in Hebrew of Chanukkah), the 8-day feast commemorating the rededication of the Jewish Temple by the Maccabees three years to the day after it was defiled by pagans.
You may notice that most people have already celebrated Hanukkah. I explain the calendar I use in Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets. It begins on the 25th day of the 9th month (Kislev), and ends on the 3rd day of the 10th month (Tevet). You can see the feast calendar I’m following for the next year here: Feast Calendar.
What is the origin of Hanukkah? It is explained in the Bible:
1 The Jews in Jerusalem and those in the land of Judea,
To their Jewish kindred in Egypt,
Greetings and true peace.
2 May God do good to you, and may he…
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Blockbusters Reviewed Welcome to the 23rd edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019). This fortnight, I’m reviewing: Home Alone (1990), rated PG for mild violence and coarse language That, of course, is the Australian rating; in the United States, it’s rated. As usual, I’ll give the … Continue reading Home Alone
Today, I present my Restored English Translation (RET) on the 13th chapter of the Megillat Ester, otherwise known as the Book of Esther. As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end. You WON'T find most of this chapter in most Protestant, Jewish or Messianic Bibles; it's in the … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Esther: Chapter 13
On Saturday, I gave notice that I'm doing a Reader Request today - Friday, December 13th - and to ask me (almost) any question you want. Well... time's up! Here are my answers to your questions. EKURIE'S QUESTION Do you have or have you ever had a dog? Any kind of pet? When I was … Continue reading Reader Request Friday 13 December
Dubbed the "Virgin Queen" for her alleged fidelity, Elizabeth I is one of the most well-known English monarchs, the last of the Tudors. But... was she a virgin? (Due to complaints about the length of some of my posts, I've decided to do this topic in parts; this post is over 1000 words, BUT I've … Continue reading Secrets of the Virgin Queen – Part 1