I heard about this guy on a norwegian christian radio channel and immediately thought that he must be jewish (because Roth is the surname of Phillip, and Eli, and Henry, all of them jews!). I found the revealing story of his life on his homepage. Here it goes:
My name is Sid Roth. I am a Jew. Both of my parents were Jewish. I have Israeli and American citizenship. I attended a traditional synagogue where I was bar mitzvah.
Like most American Jews, I found organized religion irrelevant to my life. I was proud of being Jewish, but bored with religion.
To be honest, my god was money. My goal was to be a millionaire by age 30. By 29, I had graduated college, was married, was the father of one daughter, and was an account executive for Merrill Lynch. Although I had a wonderful life and career, I felt I was a failure because I was not a millionaire.
I did something I am not proud of. I left my wife, daughter and Merrill Lynch and went searching for happiness. My search led me to Eastern meditation, the New Age. During this search, I almost lost my mind. Life was too difficult.
A Christian businessman challenged me that my Jewish Bible condemned my occult practices and told me that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah that my Orthodox Jewish upbringing had carefully hidden from me. I was stunned.
So I began to read the Jewish Scriptures for myself and I got the shock of my life. What he had said might well be true. No sooner had that thought formed in my mind than the New Age spirit guide that I had surrendered to began to curse me from inside that same mind!
Previously, I thought I controlled this New Age spirit guide, but I now knew that was not true. I had a power, a strong power, and it was evil.
I went to sleep that night so full of fear, I wanted to die! In desperation I prayed, “Jesus, help!” I still did not know if Jesus was real, but I had nowhere else to turn.
The next morning when I woke up, I knew immediately that the evil that had been inside of me was gone! Even my fear was gone! I knew it was that prayer I had prayed the night before! In place of fear and desperation, I had a tangible peace and feeling of love that I had never experienced before. And I knew that Jesus was real.
Not only did He reach down to save me and restore me to my right mind, but He also restored my marriage and gave me back my wonderful wife, Joy, and my precious daughter, Leigh. My entire immediate Jewish family, including my father, mother, sister and brother-in-law, came to know Jesus. And since 1972, I have devoted my life to telling Jewish people Jesus is our Messiah!
Read the full account of how Sid came to know Jesus as his Messiah in his autobiography, “There Must Be Something More!”
Sid was featured as the cover story in the June 2015 issue of Charisma Magazine.
Read the full cover story highlighting Sid and It’s Supernatural!
Sid Roth has a radio show:
Our Messianic Vision radio program has now become our online It’s Supernatural! audio program. Please go here to find out more ways you can listen to It’s Supernatural! audio as well as archives of Messianic Vision.
Shortly after becoming a believer in Jesus as his Messiah in the 1970’s, Sid Roth started the Messianic Vision radio program (now called It’s Supernatural! audio). Over time the program has expanded to cover many different topics such as healing miracles, supernatural encounters (of the God kind), intimacy with God, prophecy, evangelism and more. Today, our It’s Supernatural! audio show reaches around the world through the Internet, impacting thousands with a powerful message that encourages and heals.
The positive significance of the modern decomposition and formal destruction of all art is that the language of communication has been lost. The negative implication of this development is that a common language can no longer take the form of the unilateral conclusions that characterized the art of historical societies — belated portrayals of someone else’s dialogueless life which accepted this lack as inevitable — but must now be found in a praxis that unifies direct activity with its own appropriate language. The point is to actually participate in the community of dialogue and the game with time that up till now have merely been represented by poetic and artistic works.
When art becomes independent and paints its world in dazzling colors, a moment of life has grown old. Such a moment cannot be rejuvenated by dazzling colors, it can only be evoked in memory. The greatness of art only emerges at the dusk of life.
As the situationists explained in their characteristically sharp, empty and totalistic rhetoric: “We are only artists insofar as we are no longer artists: we want to realise art.” Even though a critique of representations remained of pivotal importance throughout the existence of the Situationist International, the massive exclusions of the years 1961 and 1962 caused the group to concentrate on the development of a radical and all-inclusive theory on the alienating society of the spectacle and its destruction.
During the first period of the group’s existence, when the development of an anti-art was still on the agenda, Asger Jorn played an important role. Through him several Scandinavian artists became members of the situationist group. The majority of these – among them Jorn’s brother Jørgen Nash – were excluded during discussions about art’s role in the critique of the society of the spectacle.
Prager has condemned two “libels” of Israel. In 2011, Prager called Israel’s apartheid analogy “a libel”. And in 2014 he labelled the charge of Israeli “genocide” a libel. He believes that the genesis of the Israeli-Arab conflict is that “Israel would like to exist and recognizes the right of the Palestinians to have a state; the Palestinians, however, and many other Muslims and Arabs, do not recognize the right of a Jewish state of Israel to exist.”
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Dennis Prager (/ˈpreɪɡər/; born August 2, 1948) is an American nationally syndicated,politically conservative radio talk show host, columnist, author, and public speaker. He is known for his political and social views, and his views on the origins of moral values.
Prager was raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Hilda and Max Prager. He attended Yeshiva Rambam and Rabbi Jacob Joseph Jewish day schools, and the Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, where he met his future co-author Joseph Telushkin. He majored in Middle Eastern studies and history at Brooklyn College, graduating cum laude in 1970. He went on to study at the Russian Institute (now Harriman Institute) at Columbia University. He speaks and lectures in several foreign languages, including Russian and Hebrew. He taught Jewish and Russian History at Brooklyn College, and was a Fellow at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, where he did his graduate work at the Russian Institute (now the Harriman Institute) and Middle East Institute from 1970 to 1972. He is a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
Prager also started a website called “Prager University”, that offers five-minute videos on various subjects such as the minimum wage, the Middle East Crisis, and happiness. Video contributors are varied and include columnists George Will and Bret Stephens, British historians Paul Johnson and Andrew Roberts, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks, former Prime Minister of Spain Jose Maria Aznar, several university professors, and Prager himself. According to Prager, he created the site to challenge the “unhealthy effect intellectually and morally” of the American higher education system. New videos are added to the website about once a week.
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