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Genealogy: Sorting Through Biblical Names, Were They Christians or Jews?

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Historians and genealogists will tell you that parents gave their children Biblical names because that was the fashion during the 1700 and 1800s. I always accepted that but today I am not so sure. I think we should reopen our family albums and look deeper into the meanings in our family trees and coats of arms. Names like Rachael, Levi, Sarah, Jacob, Benjamin, Hester and Ezekiah may have been the last opportunity American Hebrew parents had to lay claim to a heritage that stems back thousands of years and has the bedtime stories to accompany it. Yes, my family is Christian as yours may be. But before that, they may have been Jewish.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy – A How-to for Tracing
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Did Hitler Help Inspire the Vegetarian/Spiritual Movement that Gained Strength in the 1960’s?

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First I heard that Hitler was a vegetarian. That was long after I had become a vegetarian and it left me with strange thoughts. Then I saw this old documentary about the Nazis and the occult. It left me feeling odd and curious to see these early Nazis swimming in the woods, enjoying the pleasures of nature and hearing of their desire to return to a simpler time. They were familiar feelings. They were my feelings during the 1970s. Unfortunately, a movement that could have been shared and not thought of as ethnocentric wasn’t. And what culture didn’t spring from simpler times? But perhaps those who were not Nazis yet still a part of this new trend of thought, brought these beautiful ideas of nature loving and eating holistically to their new places of immigration long before the Nazis turned it into something frightfully grotesque. Perhaps it was even early Jews who sensed all was not well and left their beloved German homeland before it was too late. Whoever or however the movement was spread, I am grateful. Nature is beautiful.

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Exclusion of Jews from Trade Guilds Led to Proficiency in Banking and Finance

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The Jews may have formed fraternities early on, but by the time Christianity came to Europe, many fraternities morphed into “trade guilds”, which Jews were then excluded from, which is why many Jews have become proficient in occupations like banking and finance. But, a secret society, like the Order of Masons could have been a way for them to belong to a fraternity, especially if other Jews were already enmeshed into them for centuries. You can make a long list of similarities between some ancient Hebrew rituals and Masonic rituals. It’s an interesting topic, especially when the beginning of Masonry is associated with the Knights Templar, attributed to creating the world’s first banking system. The Knights Templar also began in Jerusalem when they occupied King Solomon’s Temple. The Mason’s headquarters in London has huge murals on the walls containing menorahs and other Jewish and Middle Eastern icons. If you are ever in London, make a visit to the Masonic Grand Lodge.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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