Friday, 11 June 2010

tiger of jelutong not caged

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/134279

the tiger of jelutong, karpal singh, is freed of his sedition charge.
btw, his 70th birthday is coming up this month on 27th june 2010.
happy early birthday wishes to the tiger. long live the tiger. the singh is king!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

study and cruise together

SEMINAR AT SEA
Cruise the Caribbean with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine January 23-30, 2011

Begin 2011 with a grand learning adventure in the eastern Caribbean. Aboard Holland America's luxurious, brand-new MS Nieuw Amsterdam, create a lifetime of memories while learning about Jewish-Christian relations in the ancient world, and how popular misconceptions inform our understanding of these religions today. The dynamic and exciting lectures of renowned Biblical scholar Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will guide you through this illuminating realm of scholarship as you experience the beauty and wonders of the Caribbean.

Jesus, Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations
Ancient Misunderstandings and Modern Consequences

  • Women in an Ancient Jewish World: Separating Fact from Fiction
  • Wrathful God vs. Loving God: A Theological Puzzle Resolved
  • Jesus, Torah Law and Entry into Heaven: Misconceptions Laid to Rest
  • Christianity’s Take on the Jerusalem Temple: What History Really Tells Us
  • Jews and Gentiles in Antiquity: How Did They Get Along?
  • Who Killed Jesus? Re-examining the Evidence
  • Question and Answer session with Dr. Levine
Come enjoy the congenial society of your BAS companions and meticulous attention to your comfort as world-renowned scholar and lecturer Dr. Amy-Jill Levine engages and illuminates with her exciting lecture program. Read more.


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looks like a good idea to get a cruise and holiday at the same time and don't feel guilty (since you'll be studying as well). the reb don't mind doing a teaching-cum-cruise. 


any offers to organize a cruise and sail the straits of melaka while we learn about Old Testament Survey? the FGBMF organizes a yearly cruise?

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

passing away of moshe greenberg

less than a month earlier on 15th may 2010, another great jewish scholar had passed away, moshe greenberg.
see the informative write-up (with links written by fellow colleagues and student below):

www.jewishideasdaily.com/content/module/2010/6/3/main-feature/1/the-importance-of-moshe-greenberg

Monday, 7 June 2010

passing of OT giant, jacob milgrom

jacob milgrom, noted jewish scholar on leviticus and on purity issues in the Torah, passed away on saturday 5th june 2010. funeral on sunday 6th june in jerusalem. see a list of his bibliography below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Milgrom