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- Materialist Delusions December 6, 2016“N o Need to Fear Russia. The Bear is Broke.” That’s the title of Tim Congdon’s article in the last number of Standpoint . His argument is simple—Russia isn’t rich enough to pose a challenge to the dominance of Western Europe and America—and entirely unpersuasive. The notion that economic factors drive human events would be […]
- Mustard Seeds December 1, 2016The first chapter of Genesis is a grand liturgy of creation. The second chapter describes with existential immediacy the universal human longing for fulfillment. Subsequent chapters are given over to disaster and destruction. The primordial man and woman set human history on its path toward dissolution and death. We learn of the original sin, and […]
- While We’re at It December 1, 2016♦ An exchange of emails by Clintonistas, available courtesy of WikiLeaks , has provoked a great deal of commentary. The chain starts with a message from John Halpin, a fellow at the Center for American Progress. He’s writing to John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton campaign, and Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s communications director. Continue Reading […]
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- The Rabbit Hole With No Way Out December 9, 2016Last night in our house was one of those, “Boy am I glad we have thick walls and don’t live in an apartment building” times. Why? Because I would hate to have the neighbors hear us screaming at Noah, our son who has autism, to hear him yelling at us, and hear us shouting at […]
- Winners Of Fifth Annual Ruderman Prize In Inclusion Awarded Quarter Million Dollars December 7, 2016Five exemplary organizations and companies from around the world round out the 2016 class of Ruderman Inclusion Prize winners, announced today, each receiving $50,000 for demonstrating model inclusion for people with disabilities read more
- Isaac: Blindness, Aging And Disability In Genesis December 6, 2016“It came to pass when Isaac was old, and his eyes were too dim to see, that he called Esau his elder son, and he said to him, "My son," and he said to him, "Here I am." [Genesis Chapter 27:1} Isaac’s problem with his vision is the first time that we confront an overt disability […]
- Accessibility Shabbat To Address Needs Of Visually Impaired December 1, 2016Israeli synagogues and communities will mark Accessibility Shabbat to call attention to the needs of the disabled community within Jewish tradition and in Jewish institutions. read more
- Remembering Benny Leonard And Other Boxing Greats November 30, 2016Many decades later the names of Benny Leonard, Abe Atell, Barney Ross, Maxie Rosenbloom, Lew Tender, Ted “Kid” Lewis, Louis “Kid” Kaplan and Benny Bass still evoke greatness. During the “Golden Age of Boxing,” they were the standard bearers of a powerful Jewish presence when winning truly mattered. In an age of undisputed champions and […]
- Dec. 3 International Day of People With Disabilities, Meaningful Or Hallmark Holiday? November 30, 2016U. N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marks December 3rd as the International Day of People with Disabilities: "We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This global blueprint for action summons us to 'leave no one behind'." If his words […]
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- Mystical Feet Performs A Family Drama November 23, 2016Yehuda Hyman learned all about his dreamy and displaced mom over a period of years. As a child he was fascinated by her exotic tales. In “Mar Vista,” a non-linear recreation of his childhood in theatre and dance, he is the only child of his parents in a seaside Los Angeles neighborhood with, in their […]
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I trusted the church, because it made sense. I understood that there’s another way to think, outside the closed, hidden, frightened, tough world I grew ...
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The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was a small oasis of Orthodoxy at 155 Cedar Street until it was destroyed by the collapse of the ...
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They knew that they were on a journey in this world towards Heaven. For Thanksgiving, Journey is showing the 2 hour film "The Pilgrims."
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- Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof hesitated for about 20 seconds when an FBI agent asked him what he was doing on the night nine black church members were killed during Bible study. […]
- 400-year-old heart of Catholic saint arrives in Shreveport
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 400-year-old human heart that belongs to a Catholic saint is making a temporary home at a Louisiana church. […]
- Vatican nativity scene includes quake-damaged church spire
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's Christmas nativity scene has an unusual addition this year: a spire from one of the dozens of churches and basilicas that were damaged or destroyed in this year's central Italy earthquakes. […]
- US church shooter calm, emotionless in confession video
Dylann Roof showed no emotion the day after gunning down nine black churchgoers in Charleston, according to a confession video shown to jurors Friday in his US federal death penalty trial. There were neither tears nor anger in the two-hour taped confession, during which Roof, then 21, stared straight ahead with his hands in his lap. The video marks the first time the public hears Roof speak at length about the grisly June 17, 2015 attack at "Mother Emanuel," the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the US South. […]
- 'I did it,' South Carolina church shooting suspect says in taped confession
Roof's lawyers have not disputed his guilt on the charges of hate crimes resulting in death, obstruction of religion and firearms violations, for which the U.S. government is seeking the death penalty. The taped confession, played on the third day of 22-year-old Roof's trial in Charleston, gave jurors a chance to hear him admit to the June 2015 massacre at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "I went to that church in Charleston and, uh, I did it," Roof told investigators after his arrest in Shelby, North Carolina, about 13 hours after security video showed him leaving the church. […]
- Pope taps Allentown, Pa bishop for Rockville Centre
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named a new bishop for Rockville Centre, New York, tapping the bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania whose diocese is one of six undergoing a statewide grand jury investigation into clerical sex abuse. […]
- Churches vow to offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. […]
- Blood and bodies: Charleston jurors see church carnage
Dylann Roof, the self-described white supremacist who prosecutors say carried out the attack in cold blood in June last year during Bible study at the "Mother Emanuel" church, could face the death penalty if convicted. Bodies everywhere, the walls spattered with blood, shell casings and bullet fragments strewn around a room in the church basement -- that was the scene described and shown to jurors on day two of Roof's trial in South Carolina. During the testimony, Roof did not look up, keeping his gaze on the table in front of him. […]
- Defense focuses on penalty, not guilt in church shooting
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The attorneys defending Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shooting trial are largely conceding his guilt in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church. Their attention is on keeping their client out of the death chamber. […]
- Why Pope Francis says fake news is a 'sin'
Spreading fake news is the greatest damage that media can do – and to engage in disinformation, instead of education, is a sin, Pope Francis said in an interview published on Wednesday. "The communications media have a very great responsibility. Nowadays they have in their hands the possibility and the capacity to form opinion: they can form a good or a bad opinion," the pope said in an interview with Belgian Catholic weekly, Tertio. […]