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What do BCE and CE stand for?


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Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?

justastudent: What do "BCE" and "CE" mean? As you can tell, I am not Jewish, and am familiar only with the terms "B.C." and "A.D."

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: "before common era" and "common era"

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: the christians use BC and AD...

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: we use CE

justastudent: Well thank you very much for your help!:-)) Have a blessed day!

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: you too

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: be well

justastudent: Thank You.

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