JUNGLE: Daniel Radcliff is a fine actor but will probably never shed his Harry Potter shadow and probably doesn't care as he had 40mill in the bank at 18 . Nonetheless he gives it a mighty fine shot in this aussie backed true story of a young Israeli in trouble in Bolivia. Yossie ( insert Jewish last name here ) joins up with a couple of other like minded thrill seekers encouraged by an extremely dodgy guide to trek into the jungle and find a long lost tribe. What could possibly go wrong? Everything as it turns out. This has touches of Deliverence and Wolf Creek add a bit of Monkey munching in and you have an entertaining adventure flick albeit it's a touch long winded in the last half hour. 3 schooners. Definitely not an advertisement for Jenny Craig. #harrypotter#danielradcliffe@danielradcliffe_official#aussie#bolivia#jewish#thriller#3stars#moviereview#reviewer#reviews#cinemaparadiso
I Am Free To Do Whatever I Want, Right?
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So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in My word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a SLAVE to sin." John 8:31-34. *******************
The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the LORD and against His Anointed One. Let us break their chains," they cry, "and free ourselves from SLAVERY TO GOD. Psalm 2:2-3
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 DON'T YOU KNOW that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are SLAVES of the one you OBEY—whether you are SLAVES TO SIN, which leads to death, or TO OBEDIENCE, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you USED TO BE slaves to sin, you have COME TO OBEY from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been SET FREE FROM SIN and have BECOME SLAVES to righteousness." Romans 6:15-18. *******************
"Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a SLAVE TO EVERYONE, to win as many as possible." 1 Corinthians 9:19.
9/?: I've got a pretty good visual memory and I recognized the image on this coaster instantly! This is a reproduction of the stunning mosaic floor of the Maon Synagogue in Israel, which was built before 6 BCE! How's that for vintage?!
If you count the candle holders on a Chanukkah menorah (really called a "Chanukiah") you'll see there are 9. But this one only has 7! That's because this type of menorah is not just for Chanukkah but is an overall symbol of the Jewish people/faith. Traditionally it was lit by the Kohanim (high priests) during biblical times at the Beit HaMildash (Temple at Jerusalem). It is particularly cool because those Kohanim were my tribal ancestors! #LevitePride
Surrounding the menorah are the traditional Jewish items the etrog, lulav, and shofar, along with the symbols of the tribe and then Kingdom of Judah, palm trees and lions. The Aramaic inscription that got cut off blesses everyone in the community.
This photo comes from a project I am doing about the loss and abandonment of identity, assimilation, cultural clutter, and reconnecting with your heritage in unexpected ways. The scene takes place in a Brooklyn thrift store filled with beautiful Jewish items hidden among the usual thrift store hodgepodge. Nothing in this shoot was posed or altered in any way.