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  • The media and Jesus mythbusters

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 7, 2008 | 1:17 pm

    In light of the hype surrounding the unveiling of an ancient tablet that suggests some Jews were expecting the messiah to rise from the dead after three days, Mollie at GetReligion has some strong words for the media’s affinity for sensationalizing any report that... read on

  • The fake Israel—post-Zionism in the Valley

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 7, 2008 | 12:34 pm

    We’ve already identified that there are a lot of Israelis living in Los Angeles. Just how many, though, is a source of heated debate among community leaders; it’s somewhere between 50,000 and 250,000. (Of course, there are those who claim that émigrés who have spent the past two... read on

  • Was Jesus’ resurrection culturally expected?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 6, 2008 | 1:57 pm

    There is an article in today’s New York Times that is bound to generate a lot of debate and hand wringing. It purports that the story of Jesus’ resurrection might not have been so unique after all. The claim is based on the discovery of a stone tablet that precedes Jesus’ birth and speaks of a coming messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. It’s three-feet tall and 87 lines long. The story, which explains how the tablet was translated, is after the jump.

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  • Getting fed by The God Blog

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 6, 2008 | 1:42 pm

    The last time I tried plugging a subscription to The God Blog’s RSS feed, the feed was inexplicably down. It’s been working since, so here goes again: If you want to receive notifications of new content without having to check the blog, click on the orange-and-white icon to the right, just below “contact,” or on this link.

    Sign up today. Come on, do it.

  • Post-Zionism: giving up on the Jewish dream or Judaism?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 6, 2008 | 1:16 pm

    Post-Zionism is not new.

    There is nothing new in this moral blindness and these historical distortions, but it is worth remembering: This is not a matter of post-Zionists, but rather of anti-Zionists of the old school. The absurdity is that anti-Zionists of a different breed, the... read on

  • How I spent the Fourth of July

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2008 | 8:06 pm

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    Surfing in San Onofre

    I was celebrating at a great friend’s wedding—not, in case you were wondering, surfing naked, which the LA Times says the state will stop allowing at San Onofre. Hang ten?

  • The trouble with seeking Muslim moderates in Iraqi prisons

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 5, 2008 | 12:04 pm

    U.S. Commanding Gen. Douglas Stone just completed a year-long mission to improve detention centers in Iraq. His focus, though, was not only on prison conditions but on instituting programs that isolate Muslim extremists and empower moderates. The programs

    feature Islamic civics... read on

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Since launching the blog in 2007, I’ve referred to myself as “a God-fearing Christian with devilishly good Jewish looks.” The description, I’d say, is an accurate one,...

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