Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cedars of Lebanon

Palestine, as a territory, is destitute of forests suitable for building material. When, therefore, King David projected a grand edifice which should be the crowning glory of the reign of his son Solomon, and an evidence of the national devotion … Continue reading

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Building of the Second Temple

Preparation for the new Temple began. First, however, a more substantial level platform needed to be organized. This necessitated the erection of massive retaining walls, of which some of the stone blocks each weighed nearly 100 tons. Work on the … Continue reading

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The Order of Judas Maccabeus

The Order of Judas Maccabeus was established as a York Rite Body to fill a need in the York Rite, and to teach important lessons. The York Rite The York Rite presently consists of three Masonic bodies, independent but interrelated. … Continue reading

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Trade Unions and Masonic Lodges

Trade Unions Trade unionism first arose in England, where industrial capitalism first developed. Afterward it spread to other countries, as a natural companion of capitalist industry. In the United States, there were very special conditions. In the beginning, the abundance … Continue reading

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