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Most of these articles are pulled from other websites.  Over time, this will become an education area.  Each month you will notice this section growing greater than before.    There will be a hidden section coming soon, where you will have to prove yourself to be a Mason before entering (and Duncan can not help you in passing this test).  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you come back again to gain more knowledge, wisdom, and LIGHT.

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What is a mezuzah?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on February 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Deuteronomy 6:4-9/11:13-21">

A mezuzah mounted on the doorpost designates the home as Jewish, reminding us of our connection to G‑d and to our heritage.

A mezuzah is not, contrary to popular belief, the outer container. The mezuzah is actually the parchment scroll within, on which the "Shema" -- a biblical passage declaring the oneness of G‑d -- is handwritten by an expert scribe. <br>

The mezuzah is also a symbol of G‑d's watchful ...

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Tu B?Shevat

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 26, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Jewish Practice » Jewish Holidays

January 26, 2013

 

 

 

The New Year for Trees

 

 

 

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Shabbat, January 26, 2013—is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a ne...

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letter from the Imperial Potentate covering some very important informatio?n about the situation between Shriners and Ark Grand Lodge. This is important informatio?n for several reasons.

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 22, 2013 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Shriners International Response

By now, each of you have received a letter from the Grand Master of Masons in Arkansas dated November 1, 2012 “justifying” the action he has taken against Masons in the state of Arkansas. I know many of you personally. I respect the offices you hold and your ability to listen to all sides of the issue and to independently and fairly make your own assessments.

I now report to you and present you with the facts as they occurred. My report ...

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Renew of oath 2013

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 22, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Christopher L. Nash--

I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.

Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.

Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.

Barack

P.S. -- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.

How Nobody Became Somebody

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 22, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Learning & Values » Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism » Chassidic Thought » Insights & Readings » By Tzvi Freeman

 

 

 

By Tzvi Freeman

In the beginning, G‑d created everything out of nothing. He could have decided to make everything out of something, but He knew that nothing is better material than something. Because something is already whatever something is, but nothing can become anything.

 

That...

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What?s So Great About Failure?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 22, 2013 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Learning & Values » Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism » Chassidic Thought » Insights & Readings

 

 

 

Rewriting Your Own Script

 

By Tzvi Freeman

We need failure. The world is designed in such a way that people can fail—and fail so often. So often that at times it seems there is more failure than success.

We all need failure. Failure, you see, is the only way you can fall out of the script.

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Organizing for Action- Obama

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

January 20, 2013,

Christopher L. Nash --

I'm Jon Carson, the new executive director of Organizing for Action. I hope you're as excited as I am for this new organization, and for what our grassroots movement can accomplish in the next four years. <br>

If you haven't already, you should check out this short video First Lady Michelle Obama recorded about our organization, and then say you're on board.

Just a little bit about me. I'm a Wisconsin g...

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The Third Marriage

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 16, 2013 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Learning & Values » Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism » Chassidic Thought » Insights & Readings » By Yanki Tauber

 

 

 

By Yanki Tauber

 

 

 

Our first marriage was going to be perfect. The courtship, full of pathos and yearning; the lavish wedding that proclaimed our love to the world; the romantic honeymoon.

 

Our second marriage was a dismal terrain, strewn with tears of...

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Obama's choice for Secretary of Defense

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on January 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday January 11, 2013

Christopher L. Nash,

On Monday, President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel, a decorated war hero and two-term Republican senator from Nebraska, to serve as Secretary of Defense.

Leading up to Senator Hagel's confirmation in the Senate, I wanted to make sure you knew exactly why the President nominated him for this important position. Read on, then forward this email to your friends and family to make sure they know the facts, too.

Senator Hagel enli...

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A Marriage of Minds

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on December 22, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Learning & Values » Kabbalah & Jewish Mysticism » Chassidic Thought » Insights & Readings » Readings

 

 

 

Tanya Chapter Five

 

From the teachings of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

 

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), founder of Chabad

 

Editor's note: The Torah's most obvious function is to serve as a guide to daily living: the word Torah means "law" and "instructi...

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The Silent Flute & The Little Buddah

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on December 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Silent Flute was written in the theme of a Martial-Arts movie, but in reality it contains many of the teachings of The Holy Scriptures. It symbolically shows some of the various trials we encounter as we travel along the path towards Enlightenment, (i.e. the meaning of life on Earth and its purpose) and how to defend ourselves from the attacks that the Evil-one throws at us to take us off the path.  <br> <br>

The movie begins with a karate competition, which symboli...

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Moses and Gibraltar from the Holy Koran

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on December 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Part of Sura 18 - The Cave (correctly translated and interpreted) <br> <br>

 

 

18:60. Behold, Moses said to his attendant, "I will not give up (the search for enlightenment) until I reach the junction of the two seas (the Straits of Gibraltar) or (until) I spend years and years in travel."

18:61. But when they reached the Junction, they forgot (about) their Fish (symbol of man's secular knowledge), which took its course through the sea ...

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The Plain Truth About Easter

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on November 20, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

by Herbert W. Armstrong (1892-1986) 1973
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The Resurrection was not on Easter Sunday! Easteris not a Christian name, but the title of the idolatrous "queen of heaven." Here's an explanation of the true origin and meaning of Lent, Easter eggs, and sunrise services!



WHY DO you believe t he things you believe, do the things you do?



The chances are you never stopped to ask yourself that question. You have been taught since childh...

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The Catholic Church's Views on Contraception.

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on October 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

In recent years there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the catholic church's views on contraception. To clarify this matter, we should look at on what grounds the church claims that contraception is not permissible. <br> <br>

The church uses the following Bible reference as means to back-up their false claim that contraception is wrong and that God condemns those who practice it. This is in fact a mis-interpretation taken by the church of what really ha...

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Who are the Masons and what do they do?

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Masons are men who have joined a fraternity, and who refer to themselves as Freemasons. <br>

The main principles of Freemasonry insist that each member  show tolerance, respect and kindness in his actions toward others; practices charity and care for the community as awhole; and strives to achieve high moral standards in his own personal life.

Honor and integrity are at the core of the Masonic belief system. Members are obligated to practice self control and treat ...

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Good ol' Illuminati myth

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Does the Illuminati Really Exist?
Article By July 12, 2010 by Zettler Clay

 

Holders of the light. The torchbearers. The light bearers. Anything dealing with the light. <br> <br>

That’s Professor Griff’s definition of the Illuminati, a buzzword has shot to the forefront of the collective hip hop conversation. The Illuminati is a secret society that was founded in 1776 in Germany. It was a group of freethinking individuals who espo...

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Order of the Eastern Star Questions

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Q. What is the Order of the Eastern Star?

A. The Order of The Eastern Star is the largest Fraternal Organization in the world to which both women and men can belong. <br> <br>

Q. Can any woman belong?

A. Yes. In Texas, dispensation has been opened to any woman of good moral character, believe in a Supreme Being, have attained the age of 18, believe in the laws of the United States of America, be willing to assume the obligation of the Order, be able to participat...

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The Order of the Eastern Star General Info

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

General History

Order of the Eastern Star is an adoptive rite of Freemasonry with teachings based on the Bible and objectives that are charitable and benevolent. The founder of OES was Dr. Robert Morris, a lawyer and educator from Boston, Massachusetts, who was a Master Mason and Past Grand Master of Kentucky. Dr. Morris intended his creation to become a female branch of Freemasonry, but he failed to overcome the great opposition this idea engendered.

After his first pub...

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MASONIC CURIOSITIES: ORIGIN OF THE WORD FREEMASONS

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The first-known use of the word Freemasons - in the form Free Masons - occurs in City of London Letter-book H of 9 August 1376, though the word is in fact deleted in favour of Mason. Masons and Freemasons were interchangeable during the 15th and 16th centuries and Freemasons were generally meant to denote hewers or setters of freestone, Masons being used to embrace all stoneworkers. Ashmole in his diary wrote that he was made a Free Mason and referred in 1686 to the "Fellowship of Free Masons...

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Kabbalah & Mysticism 101

Posted by Sir Knight Nash on July 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The Jewish mystical tradition is rich and diverse, and Jewish mysticism has taken many forms. Scholar Moshe Idel groups the different expressions of Jewish mysticism into two fundamental types: moderate and intensive. Moderate mysticism is intellectual in nature. It is an attempt to understand God and God's world, and ultimately affect and change the divine realm. This type of mysticism incorporates many aspects of traditional Judaism, including Torah study and the performance of...

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