Joanie Weiss


Chaldeans Apologize, Urge Jews To Return and Offer Citizenship

By Joanie Weiss

Chaldeans Apologize, Urge Jews To Return and Offer Citizenship
BACKWARD: The Chaldean Empire has returned to the world stage after 2,500 years. It comes bearing apologies, and citizenship offers, to the Jews.Read More


Landmark Study: Jews Agree, Disagree

By Joanie Weiss

A landmark study suggested that Jews both agree and disagree.Read More


Israel’s New Governing Coalition United by Desire To Be in Governing Coalition

By Joanie Weiss

Israel’s New Governing Coalition United by Desire To Be in Governing Coalition
“My constituents put their faith in my experience, and my experience has taught me that being part of the opposition is just terrible,” Tzipi Livni explained.Read More


Moses Calls For Global Support of Pharaoh

By Joanie Weiss

Moses Calls For Global Support of Pharaoh
The leaders of the Israelite tribe are publicly supporting the regime of the Egyptian Pharaoh despite ongoing protests, and their own recent conflicts with the Middle Eastern despot.Read More


God Resumes Prophecy — Via Twitter

By Joanie Weiss

God Resumes Prophecy — Via Twitter
These days, it seems, nobody can afford not to Tweet — not even the Creator of the universe.Read More






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