Category: J

Jerusalem Syndrome

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a usually temporary but sometimes permanent condition that affects religious pilgrims - mostly Christian, but occasionally Jews - who begin to exhibit strange behavior while touring holy sites, sometimes proclaiming that they are ancient religious figures sent on a mission.

Jesus Camp

Jesus Camp is a documentary about Kids on Fire, a summer camp in Devils Lake, North Dakota (USA), that grooms children to be soldiers in God’s army.

Jew, Jews, Judaism, and Jewish Culture

Jews: , traditionally, descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whose tribe, with that of his half brother Benjamin, made up the kingdom of Judah; historically, members of the worldwide community of adherents to Judaism. The degree to which national and religious elements of Jewish culture interact has varied throughout history and has been a matter of considerable debate. There were approximately 17.8 million Jews in the world in 1990, with 8 million in the Americas (of which about …

The term ‘Jew’ in the Bible

The word Jew is derived ultimately from the tribe of Judah through Middle English Iewe, Old French Ieu, Latin Iudaeus, and Greek Ioudaios (compare the woman’s name Judith, which originally meant “Jewess”). The Old Testament Era The Hebrew yehudim meant originally descendants of the tribe of Judah and then those who inhabited the territories claimed by them (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 32:12). With the deportation and subsequent assimilation of the “Ten Lost Tribes” of the Northern Kingdom by the …