Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Scenes from the Movie "The Mystical Magical Cosmic Jesus " Coming soon to a Theater near you !

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus [The Twin]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the NAIL marks in his HANDS and put my finger where the NAILS were ...
 I will not believe.”

A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them.

 ... And  though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my HANDS .... 
Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God !”  -  Gospel of John  20

Then Jesus said: I am the Light that is above them all. I am the ALL; the all came forth from me, and the all attained to me. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up a stone, and you will find me there. - Gospel of Thomas, Saying  #77

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Logical Jewish Jesus .... Live Long and Prosper !

Spinoza as Jewish Jesus, a study for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit in NY

Jesus said "The Kingdom of God is WITHIN you" (Luke 17:21)

Spinoza said "God is the indwelling.." (Ethics)

Albert Einstein said  "I believe in the God of Spinoza"

"Whatsoever is, is in God, and without God nothing can be, or be conceived." - Baruch Spinoza

About Jesus, Spinoza said  .... "I do not think it necessary for salvation to know Christ according to the flesh: but with regard to the Eternal Son of God, that is the Eternal Wisdom of God, which has manifested itself in all things and especially in the human mind, and above all in Christ Jesus, the case is far otherwise. For without this no one can come to a state of blessedness, inasmuch as it alone teaches, what is true or false, good or evil. And, inasmuch as this wisdom was made especially manifest through Jesus Christ, as I have said, His disciples preached it, in so far as it was revealed to them through Him, and thus showed that they could rejoice in that spirit of Christ more than the rest of mankind. The doctrines added by certain churches, such as that God took upon Himself human nature, I have expressly said that I do not understand; in fact, to speak the truth, they seem to me no less absurd than would a statement, that a circle had taken upon itself the nature of a square. This I think will be sufficient explanation of my opinions concerning the three points mentioned. Whether it will be satisfactory to Christians you will know better than I."

About Jesus, Albert Einstein said .... "As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.... No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

Friday, 11 October 2013

Jesus playing with dreidel at Hanukkah ...

Jesus with his brothers, sisters (cousins ?) playing with dreidel at Hanukkah, Festival of Light. Yeshua, Ya'acov bar Yosef etc ... A study for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit in NY. (painted with PicsArt watercolor for Galaxy Note, 2013)

Brothers ? A group of persons closely connected with Jesus appears repeatedly in the New Testament under the designation "his brothers" or "the brethren of the Lord" (Matthew 12:46, 13:55; Mark 3:31-32, 6:3; Luke 8:19-20; John 2:12, 7:3-5; Acts 1:14; 1 Corinthians 9:5). Four such "brethren" are mentioned by name in the parallel texts of Matthew 13:55 and Mark 6:3 (where "sisters" are also referred to), namely, James (also mentioned Galatians 1:19), Joseph, or Joses, Simon, and Jude; the incidental manner in which these names are given, shows, however, that the list lays no claim to completeness. Two questions in connection with these "brethren" of the Lord have long been, and are still now more than ever, the subject of controversy: The identity of James, Jude, and Simon; the exact nature of the relationship between Jesus and his "brethren".

The identity of James, Joseph, Jude and Simon :

James is without doubt the Bishop of Jerusalem (Acts 12:17, 15:13, 21:18; Galatians 1:19; 2:9-12) and the author of the first Catholic Epistle.... Of Joseph nothing further is known. Jude is the writer of the last of the Catholic Epistles (Jude 1).  About Simon nothing certain can be stated. He is identified by most commentators with the Symeon, or Simon, who, according to Hegesippus, was a son of Clopas, and succeeded James as Bishop of Jerusalem.

On the dreidel are the letters Nun, Gimmel, Hey, Shin in gematria equals 358, which is also the numerical equivalent of mashiach or Messiah!

The dreidel is perhaps the most famous custom associated with Hanukkah..... the standard explanation is that the letters nun, gimmel, hey, shin, which appear on the dreidel in the Diaspora, stand for nes gadol haya sham --"a great miracle happened there,"while in Israel the dreidel says nun, gimmel, hey, pey, which means "a great miracle happened here." According to Jewish tradition, when they were in caves learning Torah, hiding from the Greeks, dreidel became a popular game to play. Legend has it that when the teacher would hear the Greek soldiers approaching, he would instruct the children to hide their torah scrolls and take out their dreidels instead.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jesus lighting candles at Hanukkah

12 year old Jesus (Yeshua bar Yosef) lighting candles at Hanukkah. A painting for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit NY

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Jesus and his brother James at Sukkot

Yeshua and Ya'acov bar Yosef in Jerusalem for Sukkot  - 28 AD.

Yeshua and Ya'acov bar Yosef in Jerusalem with etrog and lulav at  Sukkot.....