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Moses Mendelssohn and a Question on Islamic Reform

Last week I attended a lecture at the Center for Jewish History in New York entitled, ‘Why Moses Mendelssohn Matters,’ and I’d like to briefly share some of the notes I took during the program as well as a follow-up question I had which I unfortunately wasn’t able to ask, because by the time I had finished constructing it, the Q&A panel had ended. 1,276 more words

Notes And Reflections

Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.
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UK PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
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Reform for Foster Youth Announced by Governor Eric Greitens


October 20, 2017 (STL.News) Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced that boys and girls in foster care will no longer be required to pay the state to get a copy of their birth certificate. 13 more words

Brazil's Temer says pension reform might not pass this year

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Michel Temer said on Friday that a bill overhauling Brazil’s costly pension system might not clear Congress this year as planned, the first time that he has indicated that such a delay might happen.
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Bill Gates will invest more than $1 billion in public schools — but he'll have to learn from Mark Zuckerberg's mistake

(Source: www.businessinsider.com)

  • Bill Gates announced that he would invest more than $1.7 billion in public education.
  • Mark Zuckerberg invested $100 million into Newark Public Schools in 2010 and it was largely seen as a failure.
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