We have read the short story "By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benét a few times. (Here is the short SHORT version with plot, theme,...PERFECTLY explained!)
Psalm 137 (Please read next) is the source of the title of Stephen Vincent Benet's short story By the Waters of Babylon.
We'll start SUNday service with a beautiful rendition of this Psalm 137 sung and performed by the amazing BoneyM
then.... you are all invited to read the following Essay by Joseph Massad -- Israel's right to be racist
(He is associate professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history at Columbia University)
Now, let's discuss this, or....... simply agree with his points or disagree.
I am curious what people think.
I'm still in awe that "In 586 BCE the nation of Judah was conquered by Babylon. About 50 years later, in 539 BCE, the Persians (who had recently conquered Babylon) allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the Temple. By the end of this era, members of the tribes seem to have abandoned their individual identities in favor of a common one."
Did they actually make it happen for a few years way back when..(I can't add backwards like that) .... (2500 fucking years ago!!)
What the FUCK? What keeps happening to prevent this "favor of a common one" from TRULY happening...(3 TRILLION so far for the US in a few short years no less!!) Here's the full piece on AIPAC's three-day summit which included fiery evangelical oratory, adoration for Dick Cheney -- and new plans for going after Iran -- By Gregory Levey)
What was the area even called back then?
I REALLY don't get it. Can you imagine how each generation after generation of people from that area gets confused ..2500 years later????
They talked about Zion 2500 years ago. Is that why ZIONISM is so important in the US right now? WTF is Zionism anyway?? Who were the "Zionists" 2500 years ago?
Thank you for attending Blondesense's SUNday stuff. Have a fucking nice , I mean sparkling -- day!
I hope you found peace at your "House" of worship this morning. Did you go to temple -- synogogue -- church, mosque,...?
(Synagogue – Judaism/
Some synagogues, especially Reform synagogues, are called temples, but Orthodox Judaism considers this inappropriate as they do not consider synagogues a replacement for the Temple in Jerusalem. Some Orthodox Jewish congregations use the term 'shul' to describe their place of worship.)