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Candles in Judaism

A glance at the ceremonial candles available on the Jewish market can leave one baffled. What is a Yarzheit candle? When on Shabbat does one light Shabbat candles? How many Chanukah candles do I need? What is a Havdalah candle?

What Is In Your Hand?

Sometimes we want to do or be something great or grand in life.We want to make or leave our mark in this world, and yet, it is often the small things done in great love that have changed the world.The small things we do on a daily basis, the gifts we use, simple acts of kindness we perform do add up

What Makes Varanasi So Holy?

Varanasi, one of world's oldest living cities, is rightly called the religious capital of India. Also known as Banaras, this holy city rests on the bank of the sacred Ganges, and has some unforgettable experiences to offer to every visitor.

Emmanuel, God With Us

Creflo Dollar How many of you have ever felt like God was not there--that His presence had deserted you altogether? Some of you may say, "How can God be on my side when I've failed ...

How You Can Get Closer to God

How can we get closer to god? How is it that other people seem to have a better relationship with God? In this article, I describe "how" we can get closer with God and thereby have a wonderful, vibrant relationship with the Creator of the Universe.

Who Was Protagoras? Part 1 - The Ancient Roots of Modern Relativism

"Man is the measure of all things." So spoke Protagoras in the fifth century B.C. Who was this man? What did he mean by this "dark saying," as Plato described it, and how does it apply to our current world? We will explore these questions in this article.

A Guide To Spiritual Healing

"Discover How To Enjoy a Life Of Peace And Harmony In A World Full Of Chaos... And Instantly Improve The Quality Of Your Life Today Through Spiritual Healing!" What is Spiritual Healing? In practical terms, ...

How to Find Out if I'm Part Jewish

Thanks to the Internet, it's easy to look up any type of information. From census records, to marriage certificates and military records, information about it can be obtained online. If you are looking to find out if you are of Jewish descent, there are a few things you can do, both online and off,

The Panchen Lama

The Panchen Lama, second highest lama in Tibetan Buddhism, has become a pawn of Chinese politics. Here is a brief background and history of the Panchen Lama.

Declaration of Independence and Christianity Myth

Many argue that the Declaration of Independence endorses the idea that the United States was founded upon religious, if not Christian, principles, and therefore church and state must remain intertwined in order for this nation to continue properly. They are wrong.

The Spirit in the Church Today - Part 16

God refuses to be defined or programmed. He'll keep breaking out of the boxes we put Him in. So many things happened in that first century church. Why not today?

Tim's Beltane Altar

Beltane is a celebration of fertility and fire, and a number of our readers have shared their altar decorations with us. Check out this image gallery to see how other Pagans and Wiccans set up their altar for Beltane.