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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Bankruptcy Courts Must Follow Payment Priority Rules Established by Congress

The United States Trustee Program (USTP) within the Department of Justice (DOJ) was established as the “watchdog” of the bankruptcy system. Among our duties is to ensure that all parties follow the rules set out by Congress in the Bankruptcy Code. 471 more words

Government

in which our heroine faces a challenge

제사 today, and I knew it would be tough, and it was.  A rough and firm and demanding message, or rather a huge ask of me. 1,134 more words

3 Of Pentacles

Drugged, Baited, and Abused

When I die, I would like my remains to be cremated.

Life is nonsense and meaningless.  I believe that so also is a dead body. 437 more words

Charity

Singing Songs in a Strange Land

Last night, for Holocaust Memorial Day, I attended a remembrance service at Havurah Shir Hadash, a Reconstructionist Synagogue in nearby Ashland.  I had noted the service was happening when I posted a recent review for Rabbi David Zaslow’s  566 more words

Today is Yom HaShoah

One year when I was a 10th grade teacher, my colleagues and I built a heck of a unit around Elie Wiesel’s holocaust memoir, Night… 813 more words

Faith

The Two State Solution is Dead: Time for New Perspectives on Israel/Palestine

By Aman Madan

Israel posses an irrevocable right to exist. It possess this right—a right denied to the region’s indigenous peoples—not out of any legitimate grievances, but because of a persistent co-optation of colonial powers on the part of Herzl, the Jewish National Fund, and the World Jewish Congress. 1,081 more words

Politics

What you'd've done is what you're doing

Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. Today we remember six million Jews butchered by nationalism, extremism, an insanity of industrial scapegoating that also took people with disabilities, gay people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, anyone who didn’t fit Hitler’s jigsaw of crazed mythmaking. 341 more words

Faith