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HINDUS EMBRACE JEWISH WRITER’S RESEARCH
Book reveals that the Biblical Hebrew people came from Ancient India
Toronto, March 20, 2019: Toronto's Hindu community is embracing the work of a Jewish writer whose research shows the Biblical Hebrew people came to the Middle East from Ancient India.
Author Barry Brown, who spoke at the Hindu Sabha Mandir last week, was warmly welcomed by the hundred plus audience in Brampton. His richly detailed book, Humanity: The World Before Religion, War & Inequality, claims the start of the Jewish Bible and the end of India's ancient text the Mahabharata are connected by the same ancient history.
“Barry Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated Canadian journalist. His book says that the first war in the world is the Mahabharata,” said Ashok Kapoor, of the Hindu Sabha Mandir, introducing Brown to the audience.
Ashok Kapoor of the Hindu Sabha Mandir (extreme right) introducing Brown (3rd from left holding his book) to the audience.
According to Brown, ancient India's history ends almost 6,000 years ago with the destruction of its ancient kingdoms in what Brown's book claims is the first large-scale, organized war in human history. And that war is also the historic event that inspired the Bible's tale of the "fall of mankind" in the Garden of Eden and the beginning of the Jewish calendar nearly 6,000 years ago.
"The Bible says Eden was located at the eastern end of a larger land called "Havilah" and according to the 20-volume, 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, the oldest traditions in Judaism and Christianity dating back more than 2,000 years all agree Havilah was India. What happened in India nearly 6,000 years ago that could have started this history? It was the world's first war," Brown says. "It was exploring this possibility that started my research on Humanity."
His research also shows the genetic family ties between the Jewish "Levites" - the tribe of born Jewish priests - and several families of Hindu Brahmans including the Yadava clan that the Mahabharata says fought in the 6,000 year old war.
Members of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities have also praised Humanity.
"I don't know if you're right but you'll change history if you are," Yaen Vered, Canadian Representative Israeli Antiquities Authority.
"Barry, you've discovered the Rosetta Stone for understanding early Biblical history," Rev. John J. Mastandrea, Metropolitan United Church, Toronto
"Congratulations on this masterpiece of research," Dr. Abdul Hai Patel, Ontario Multifaith Council.
The largely Hindu audience that included Rakesh Goenka, past president of the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, Vinod Sharma, in charge of the Seniors’ programs, and Vijaya Vikrant of the Hindi Writers Guild. At the end of the session, several audience members energetically applauded his message, bought the book for themselves and for their children and grandchildren.
“It was a great talk/discussion. Special thanks to Barry Brown,” said Sharma who conducted the Q&A after the talk.
“Very good presentation. Thank you for this!” said Yoginder Chahal, an audience member.
ABOUT BARRY BROWN, AUTHOR, HUMANITY – THE WORLD BEFORE RELIGION, WAR AND INEQUALITY
Barry Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated Canadian journalist. He has written over 3,000 articles for 120 news organizations worldwide, including ABCNews.com, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, Toronto Star and Sky News TV (London).
For Immediate Press Release
Vadodara, March 8, 2019
The objective of Voluntary Youth Organization for Motivation (VYOM registered NGO in 2010) is to improve quality of life of a needy individual through people participation. The focus of VYOM is to establish a strong volunteer network for various causes of Youth, Children, physically/specially challenged, Women & Senior citizens. VYOM also provide platform to various NGO to maximize their potential. VYOM activities revolve around primary education, holistic development, empowering the underprivileged by skill enhancement and generate awareness through projects. This is based clearly to empower sustainable prosperity of an individual.
“Aarambh” is the brain child of VYOM, a fashion show bringing together special category people in the city of Ahmedabad. This event will be an eye opener as it celebrates the spirit of the people facing different disabilities. For the first time, it would give differently abled participants, an opportunity to walk on the ramp with designer clothes, scheduled for the 9th March 2019.
“Determination has no disability” said Tushar Unadkat, the Guest of Honor for Aarambh this year, an internationally acclaimed, multiple award-winning media personality from Canada.
The event will be an eye opener as it celebrates the spirit of the people facing different disabilities. As the event focuses on accessibility and fashion it is bound to attract people from all walks of life. The event has been welcomed by the fashion institutes (Sky Blue, Amor and INIFD Ahmedabad) and active participation from models that face challenges in everyday life in Ahmedabad.
“We want to create a space by providing differently able an opportunity to Equality and Inclusion and create a niche for them and walk with their heads held high,” said Dolcy Simon, Founder & Trustee VYOM.
“The Fashion show is an initiative, conceived for those whose vision runs beyond the skin, who find beauty in humble smiles, shaky walks & blank towards sound. It’s an initiative to discover talent beyond intelligence of an individual in the field of fashion & clothing,” she adds with pride.
This would be an innovative Fashion Show, first‐of‐its‐kind in Ahmedabad with following features:
Aim of this show is to sensitize people on accessibility and inclusion.
In the city of Ahmedabad disabled community remain confined to their homes; as any attempt on their part to travel or enter buildings, parks, bus, malls, theaters, etc. can be unsafe and humiliating. Through our Fashion Show we want people to know now it’s time for action. We need the common man to be aware about the following and help in making Ahmedabad a barrier free city.
· To create public awareness about the problems and potential of the persons who are differently abled.
AARAMBH supports & believes that disabilities should not get their way & makes a bold fashion statement of thinking beyond boundaries and saluting the model’s determination and courage in all walks of life.
For more information about the event or the organization, please visit http://vyom.org.in/