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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 7: The Crowning Touch to the Saga

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes in this series before you get to this one: 1: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, 2: Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, 3: Have Shofar, Will Travel, 4:  Have Torah, Will Travel, 5: Doin’ the Torah Wave, … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 5: Doin’ the “Torah Wave”

(Be sure to read the earlier episodes in this series before you get to this one: The Black Bapticostal Bishop, Yogis, Swamis—and Rabbis, Have Shofar, Will Travel, and Have Torah, Will Travel) One of my favorite 1970s movies (after Star … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows, Episode 1: The Black Bapticostal Bishop

For a few weeks in January/February 2012, religious news outlets were dominated by stories and video clips of a Close Encounter of the Weird Kind between a Black Bapticostal Bishop and a lily-white pseudo-Jewish quasi-Messianic self-ordained Rabbi. And therein lies … Continue reading

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“Onward, Schneersonian Soldiers”

In 1974, a new apparition began to make its appearance in the streets of Manhattan. Even in that hubbub of crowd and clamor, this strange vehicle attracted attention. It was a standard van of the “U-Haul” or “Ryder” variety. Its … Continue reading

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Messianic Jews—WITHOUT Jesus

When many people hear the term “Messianic Jew,” they immediately think of the evangelistic group “Jews for Jesus.” JFJ was founded by Moishe Rosen, a man who was Jewish by birth but who came to believe that Jesus of Nazareth … Continue reading

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