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7.25.14 Proof Texts

We often hear expressions like “research proves…” or “clinical studies show…”

They reflect our reliance on the scientific method to give us valid data about conditions in and around us. 868 more words

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Behind Every Seed

Every journey, has its fair share of waves and thunderstorms, of going through mud and dirt. Only we ourselves would understand our own journeys, because what others see is just the fruits of it. 20 more words

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7.21.14 Seeing Peace

“The imaginative power is the supreme gift of G-d.
Just because it has so great potency, we must use it with good judgment, and for the best ends. 815 more words

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He Did The Impossible

I watched as my hand unwind its grip from what I held on to that I’ve considered a part of me. I watched as my heart palpitated in waves of aches trying to wash away the permanent scars. 85 more words

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7.18.14 Answering Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell purportedly said that the “patriarchal and Mosaic” data in the Pentateuch (a Greek word meaning “Five Books,” referring to the 5 books of Torah, which are also the first 5 books of any Bible) are fiction rather than historical fact. 841 more words

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7.14.14 Judaism, Karma, Israel and Your Shadow

G-d is your shadow [1]

“This I heard from the Baal Shem Tov…
When a living creature stands by its shadow…
just as the creature moves, so the shadow moves.
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7.8.14 Consolations for Deaths in Israel

The families of murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir are drawing comfort from an unexpected source: each other.

Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat took to Facebook on Sunday to write about an “emotional and special telephone conversation between two families that have lost their sons.” He said that during his visit to the Fraenkel family home, he had a chance to speak to Hussein Abu Khdeir, Mohammed’s father, and express pain at the “barbaric” murder of his son. 266 more words

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