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Learning to See

< Foucault’s Pendulum — Umberto Eco  Vintage Books edition >

Last night I happened to come across a driver’s manual. Maybe it was the semidarkness, or what you had said to me, but I began to imagine that those pages were saying Something Else.

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It's coming!

I thought Sunday was a good day to talk about the end of the shemittah, which is in on Sunday, September 13, 2015. It is the end of a seven year cycle at given in Deuteronomy 15:1-2. 355 more words

Morning Thought With Pastor Tim

New York Rabbi Charged with Stealing $12.4 Million from Disabled Kids


New York rabbi Samuel Hiller and three others have been indicted for stealing over $12.4 million in public aid for disabled children.

The charges include grand larceny, identity theft, and falsifying business records at one of the city’s largest providers of special education services for disabled children, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown. 153 more words

Daily News

Is Jesus among the Pharisees? Jesus, divorce, and remarriage in the New Testament

The issues of marriage, divorce, and remarriage have caused much debate within the Christian community and are of significant pastoral weight. Until recently, the locus of this discussion has been on whether and when a divorce between husband and wife is permitted. 380 more words

Gospel &amp; Culture

One Year Retrospect

Its been a year since Honcho began started to work and we, as a group, has switched gears. It is also 1:20 AM and I’m having a second glass of alcohol. 334 more words

Hate mail challenges a complacent Jewish community

Strength to Stand, by Sheyna Galyan. Yotzeret Publishing. 306 pages. Trade paperback $14.95.

This is the second of Galyan’s Rabbi David Cohen suspense novels. Set in Minneapolis, it provides a Rabbi’s-eye view of life in a diverse North American Jewish community. 1,045 more words

Authors And Books