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Parashat Noah: Restart! Every man for himself!

The Torah tells us in Genesis 6:9 that “Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time”. Therefore God asked him to build an ark for himself and for his family, where they, together with representative animals of all species, would be saved from the flood which was coming to eliminate the corrupt humanity which inhabited the earth. 800 more words


Religion and Religious Knowledge: Establishing a Difference

In this post, I want to discuss an idea that has its origins in the works of the eminent scholar Abdolkarim Soroush: the difference between religion and religious knowledge. 1,062 more words

Scholars Past And Present

Time To Get Personal: On Charity

This is a weird one to write for me, because usually even when I do these ones, it’s about me and my relationship to something. This is about that but it’s about something bigger. 875 more words

Awesome Things That Happened To Me

Wait... three teenage girls ran away from home to join a militant extremist group?

This is shocking news. You are telling me that teenage girls would be willing to put down their cellphones for long enough to join a jihad??? 377 more words



Thought of The Night:

Enjoy the hilarious Russell Peters making jokes at us 😜 love him and he is so correct 😊

Good Night and…..Good Luck!


Signs of the Times (10/24/14)

America’s Perpetual State of Emergency

The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency. Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. Since 1976, when Congress passed the National Emergencies Act, presidents have declared at least 53 states of emergency — not counting disaster declarations for events such as tornadoes and floods, according to a USA TODAY review of presidential documents. 3,613 more words

Signs Of The Times

Jonny's Proverbs #22

If there is still a point of uncertainty, there remains a debate.