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Feeling Good

It feels good to feel good.

Evidence of Jesus' crucifixion from Jewish source

On the eve of Passover they hanged Yeshu (of Nazareth) and the herald wentbefore
him for forty days saying (Yeshu of Nazareth) is going to be stonedin that he
hath practiced sorcery and beguiled and led astray Israel. Leteveryone knowing
aught in his defense come and plead for him. But they foundnaught in his defense
and hanged him on the eve of Passover.

The Babylonian Talmud, transl. by I. Epstein (London: Soncino, 1935), vol. III, Sanhedrin 43a

Tearing of God's Garment

Wow! I just made a huge connection! In Jewish culture, when someone dies, all of the family who is gathered tears their garment as a sign of grief. When Jesus died, the curtain in the Temple tore--God expressed his grief as one present at his son's death by tearing his own garment!