If you travel to Israel and Jerusalem, do not miss The City of David National Park. The water tunnel tour is not to be missed! City of David in 90 seconds! The Hasmonean Aqueduct tour looks great too, and there is Enchanted Jerusalem! And The Temple Mount Sifting Project sounds like great fun!
Archive for April, 2011
For the Israel Defense Forces. Fascinating read. What would we do? Tel Aviv University philosophy professor Asa Kasher co-authored the first IDF Code of Ethics and continues to work on the moral doctrines that shape the parameters of our army’s actions. He has taught at the IDF colleges since the late 1970s and for a [...]
By Donald Rumsfeld. A good read. A good interview:
And contemplation. From the 250th Anniversary Performance of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin Ireland in 1992. Why do I cry every time I hear “Surely, He hath borne our grieves and carried our sorrows”? Lovely singing by Sylvia McNair in “He shall feed His flock like a shepherd” — she sings the second half from Matthew [...]
Hallelujah! John 20 The Empty Tomb 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, [...]
Thoughts from 2009.
Where “Good” has the ancient meaning of “Holy.” Ann Turner: I am thinking about death. And ashes. Possibly this is because Easter is looming on the horizon, and if you have any truck with Jesus and think that what happened to him really happened, going through the Triduum is scary. Relentless. Deeply emotional, riveting, and [...]
Msgr. Charles Pope: One of the consistent themes of the Four Gospels is the theme of the “inept response.” Most often it applies to the 12 apostles who, when taught some important point by the Lord, demonstrate, almost right away, that they don’t get it all. No one place in the gospels is more thick [...]
As Instapundit asks, “Who do we sue?” You gotta love this: “I, therefore, use them only very economically. They should not be used in unventilated areas and definitely not in the proximity of the head.” When do we ride radical environmentalists out of town on a rail. . . ?
“Things get loud” indeed.