The Turning Point in World History
Author: Naomi Rothstein

A brief commentary on Klinghoffer’s book Why the Jews Rejected Jesus.

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Where is Safe”?”
July 15, 2005
Topics: broadsides
Author: Naomi Rothstein

When we were kids playing hide ‘n seek, there was usually a place declared “safe.” It was great; you could go there without worrying that another kid would catch you. In baseball, we could be “safe” on base or “safe at home.” Wasn’t it always such a relief to get “safe”? Sure it was. But…

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A Forbidden Peace
Author: Naomi Rothstein

How certain Jews and Arabs have learned to love each other.

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When Fiction is Stranger than Truth: a Closer Look at The Da Vinci Code
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Does this popular American novel reveal religious truth to its readers?

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Is Nothing Sacred? Questioning Assumptions, Past and Present
Author: Naomi Rothstein

A commentary on Douglas Ruskoff’s religious reflections in Nothing Sacred, which focuses on his view of God as unknowable, Judaism as iconoclastic, abstract in its monotheism, and a religion of social justice.

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Between Two Fathers
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Between Two Fathers Author: Charles Barg Date Published: August 1, 2002 Publisher: Purple Pomegranate Genre: 1. Religious2. Christian Living3. Religion & Spirituality ISBN: 978-1881022121 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein A father is always doing one or the other — giving life to his son or removing it — there are no in-betweens.” Dr. Charles Barg,…

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Taking the Red Pill: Beyond the Matrix to Real Life
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Exploring biblical themes from the context of the film, the Matrix.””

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Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life Author: Lauren Winner Date Published: January 20, 2004 Publisher: Shaw Books Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Educators3. Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts ISBN: 978-0877881070 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein The word spiritual” has come to mean many things; or rather; it has come to mean…

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Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880-2000
January 1, 2003
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews in America, 1880 – 2000 Author: Yaakov Ariel Date Published: June 19, 2003 Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Genre: 1. Judaism2. Evangelism3. Sacred Writings ISBN: 978-0807848807 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein Review Date: January 1, 2003 Yaakov Ariel is an Israeli Jew currently teaching at…

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Invited (or, Ode for Diogenes)
Topics: poetry, hope
Author: Naomi Rothstein

I wake up in the morning And put on my cynical shirt Button my cynical buttons Straighten my cynical tie And march out with my lantern1 to the marketplace. I sit in my cynical box,2 and wait A woman approaches me A glass in her hand Half-full or empty, she asks? I shrug, who cares?…

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Spiritual Amnesia and the Jewish People
Author: Naomi Rothstein

From Mosaic times to today, the problem of Jewish memory loss regarding God and how to follow him.

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Permission
Author: Naomi Rothstein

If minutes could choose how they would be used Then eleven September’s 8:45 Might have surrendered its life With 9:03 and 9:43, too. But nobody asked the minutes. They say one of time’s missions is to perfect vision. Time can be a healer of pain And it waits for no man; A purpose for time…

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An Introspective: A Review of Carol Harris-Shapiro’s Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi’s Journey through Religious Change in America
January 1, 2002
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi’s Journey through Religious Change in America Author: Carol Harris-Shapiro Date Published: August 4, 2000 Publisher: Beacon Press Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts3. Bible Study & Reference ISBN: 978-0807010419 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein Anticipating attack, I geared myself up to read Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi’s Journey…

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In Our Own Image: Human Cloning
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Is cloning “kosher?” What do the scriptures say?

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Seeing and Believing: A Review of Survivor Stories
Topics: movie reviews
Author: Naomi Rothstein

60 minutes running time. Produced by Jews for Jesus. Available for purchase. Video brings images to life in a way that few other forms of media can. And hardly any other theme provides as much vitality as the subject of Survivor Stories. The 60-minute documentary-style production tells in vivid detail the true accounts of several…

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Is Dr. Laura’s Message Really Good Medicine?
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Is this convert to Orthodox Judaism correct in enforcing a strict moral code?

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Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi’s Journey Through Religious Change in America
Author: Naomi Rothstein

Book Title: Messianic Judaism: A Rabbi’s Journey through Religious Change in America Author: Carol Harris-Shapiro Date Published: August 4, 2000 Publisher: Beacon Press Genre: 1. Messianic Judaism2. Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts3. Bible Study & Reference ISBN: 978-0807010419 Reviewer: Naomi Rothstein Editor’s Note: Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro has written a book on messianic Judaism that…

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