Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 31st, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Military troops in Thailand have added amulets to their arsenal to protect against curses. (AsianCorrespondent.com) Is the internet to blame for Hasidic Jews leaving their tradition? (Slate via Augoides) The Epistle to Hebrews may be full […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 24th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. English archaeologists dig up an altar to Jupiter. (BBC via @phoenixrediviva) And, oh yeah, some magical swords were found, too. (Boston Standard via @DanielHarms1) The historic first century Jewish revolt was actually a melee between a […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 17th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. A new Talmud app is only available on the iPad, much to the consternation of Orthodox Jews who have a fraught relationship with the internet. (PaleoJudaica) The New Yorker takes a look at Mormonism, and yes, […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 10th, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Did Jesus keep kosher? (Storied Theology) For those still confused, here’s a primer on what Sikhs believe. (CNN) Veiled women in Egypt get their own television station, creating opportunities for Muslim journalists who prefer to stay […]

Out and About: The Oy of Reading

I spotted this display featuring books by Jewish authors at the Yorkdale Mall Indigo. While this normally wouldn’t be noteworthy, the promotion’s title is really clever and made me chuckle. We saw something similar to this in the cheeky promotion of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. I love it. What a great way to combine […]

Mysteria Misc. Maxima: August 3rd, 2012

Mysteria Misc. Maxima is a weekly feature which brings together links on religion and esotericism from around the internet. Will the second coming of Jesus bail us out of the global financial crisis? Millennialism says yes. (Religion Dispatches) Moses wasn’t the only one leading the Jews in praise of Yahweh, Miriam may have taken the […]