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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

ROMANS 15:7 ESV

Politics

Blessing Islamophobia

The New York Times gave a warm and strong endorsement for Islamophobia this weekend. It’s opinion pages wrote strongly about the importance of free speech and the logic of exploring the hatred that many people feel towards all Muslims around the world, whether due to the 9/11 terror attacks or the beheadings of innocents today. 220 more words

New York Times

Open Letter to UNWRA Executive Director Abby Smardon

Dear Ms. Smardon,

Thanks to information forwarded to me by a friend who recently attended a Confab at the United Nations on Global Anti-Semitism, I was able to once again see the disproportionate and biased focus the United Nations puts on the Palestinian people at the expense of the State of Israel. 1,074 more words

Pray for the Peace of Israel

“For if the Gentiles have shared in their (the Jews) spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.” Romans 15:27… 963 more words

Retrospective

The Jewish Ghetto and Photonostalgia: Roman Vishniac's Vanished World

On the 19th of August 1897, one of the world’s most remarkable microbiologists and naturalist photographers, Roman Vishniac was born in Pavlovsk, the Russian Empire. 575 more words

Art History

seanmunger reblogged this on www.seanmunger.com and commented:

ArtLark has another triumph with this article profiling photographer Roman Vishniac who captured Jewish life in the pre-Holocaust era in a way that still has profound resonance today. Truly a fascinating man and fascinating subject. You may also not know that Vishniac's son, Wolf, was instrumental in the search for life on Mars. Some amazing stuff here!

Rosh Hashana - The Ultimate #TBT

Happy Arm-aversary friends and foes (I see you, Citibike riders).

Quick story: 

When I was 18 at my seminary in Bet Shemesh Israel, a lovely Canadian classmate of mine, during the first month or so of school celebrated the 5 year-“birthday” of her belly-button ring. 823 more words

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