Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

Misogyny – ‘Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate’ @ Michelle Zobel

    Misogyny      Women, Religion and the Devil Incarnate   This essay by Michelle Zobel for the course Mysticism and Magic in Medieval and Renaissance Italy was selected from the Director's List of Best Papers at Richmond in Florence, Spring semester, 2009. Its focus is on the subordinate status of women in the past and the religious motivations for this treatment in the Jewish and the Christian traditions.   'When analyzing the texts and development of the Jewish and Christian … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL PHOTO – There are many Paths TO the Same Garden.

  There are many paths to God, choose the path that's right for you.       Proverbs - Today in Proverbs 20 verse 24 :  “A person's steps are directed by the LORD, 'How' then can anyone understand his own way?”   This is a powerful Proverb for us to consider. Do you believe that your steps are directed by God? I think so often we want to be in control of our own steps. And when we really try to take control of our own steps is when we so often stumble. . . It is so powerful for us to realize … [Read more...]

Simchat Torah, Isreal – September 30~31

        Israel observes Simchat Torah  September 30-31   Israel celebrates Simchat Torah as a two day holiday.   On the Hebrew calendar, the autumnal holiday of Sukkot is immediately followed by the Shemini Atzeret. Shemini Atzeret is a two-day holiday and the festivities for the Simchat Torah are observed on the second day. The first day of the two day holiday is called “Shemini Atzeret” and the second day is called “Simchat Torah”. According to Halaka, both days are officially Shemini … [Read more...]

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