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Saturday, 19 December 2015

19 December 2015. Fie on Wheaton College! FOR SHAME!

00 Joani Rothenberg. Shabat Shalom.

Shabbat Shalom

Joni Rothenberg


contemporary American


Wheaton College is chock fulla beans… to think that they fired a prof for saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same God! Everybody knows that the three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) believe in the One Creator God. Of course, we differ… I asked a friend at the MDA to ask a faculty member to reply… he wrote:

Of course, Christianity and Islam are different. However, we both believe in One God Who created the Universe, Who sustains it, and Who will judge it. Our differences aren’t over monotheism and the One God… our differences are over God’s Nature and the means of His Salvific Mission. Needless to say, one also must mention that our views on the Holy Trinity and the Divinity of Our Lord Christ divide us. That being said, there aren’t distinct Christian and Muslim “Gods”. We have radically different conceptions of the One God… conceptions that do make us separate religions. Nevertheless, don’t forget, “Il-lah” is only Arabic for “God”. Our Christian compatriots in the Middle East use the same word as the Muslims do! I’ve lectured at Muslim institutions, and Muslim scholars have lectured here. Whether Wheaton College was right or wrong, I can’t and won’t say… but I’d say that we have different views on such a situation.

Wheaton College showed that it wasn’t Christian in the smallest-possible way. “Evangelicals” are pseudo-Christians and all Orthodox who schmooze with them and those clergy who allow them to influence our people are not only wrong, they’re evil. Do ponder that…



Sunday, 6 December 2015

6 December 2015. Hanukkah Begins Tonight

00 Have a Blessed Hanukkah. 2012. 08.12.12


Hanukkah began tonight at sundown… it’ll run until sundown on 14 December. Do recall WHY Jews celebrate it… Judas Maccabaeus whipped the plug-uglies and purified the Temple (short version). It’s a Festival of Freedom… ask your Jewish friends… they’ll tell you the same thing that I just did. Don’t forget to wish all the Jewish people that you know, “Happy Hanukkah! And a Happy Holiday to you!”

This is why “Happy Holidays” is germane to all of us… oh, do save me some latkes, if you will…


Sunday, 25 October 2015

25 October 2015. “There Was One Child Born in This World to Carry On”

00 lydia and friend 251015


This is the true face of Islam. Islam is NOT Wahhabism… Islam is NOT terrorism… Islam is NOT any more warmongering than any other faith (the Crusades, anyone?). Muslims worship the One God… as do Jews. Yes, there is much separating Christian, Jew, and Muslim… however, one errs if one doesn’t see the similarities in the Great Monotheistic Religions. Hate is NOT the motivating factor behind ANY faith. The sooner that we learn that, the better off we shall be.


Friday, 3 April 2015

Zakharchenko Sent Official Passover Greetings to the Jewish Community in the DNR




My dearest compatriots!

To all members of the Jewish community in the DNR!

I greet you on the sacred holiday of Passover, which draws all believers to spiritual and moral values, to the ideals of freedom, goodness, and justice. During their long history, the Jewish people experienced many tragic times, often they faced destruction. However, during the most serious tests, your indomitable faith and devotion to the spiritual values of your ancestors helped you to stand tall. The Jewish community of our multiethnic Donbass is an extremely important element that strengthens our society, helping to bring us interethnic peace and harmony. The Jewish people have always been an example for us of diligence, fortitude, and natural talent. I sincerely wish all of you good health, happiness, domestic prosperity and abundance, family happiness, and most importantly… a pure and peaceful heaven over your head.

00 A V Zakharchenko 01. 25.03.15

A V Zakharchenko

Chairman of the DNR Government

3 April 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


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