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Judaism

Rabbi Nilton Bonder Remembers Zalman Schachter Shalomi

Pardes in Rio Rabbi Nilton Bonder on Zalman Schachter Shalomi Ben Azai gazed and died. Ben Zoma gazed, and lost his mind…. Bonder gazed, and lost his job RebZalman entered, and exited in peace. December of 1987, Reb Zalman came …
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Israel/Palestine

US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammuniton

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/30/us-firm-condemnation-shelling-un-school-gaza US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked …
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Israel/Palestine

Conf Call with Sami Awad, plus Rabbi Seidernbeg on Jewish Ethics in GAZA, Noa Israeli singer, and Peter Beinart on the Myths about Gaza

ALERT: Conference Call with Sami Awad from Palestine this coming Monday, August 4 on the Israel/Gaza War. Sami Awad is the Executive Director of Holy Land Trust (HLT), a Palestinian non-profit organization which he founded in 1998 in Bethlehem. HLT works with …
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Culture

Kindness by Naomi Shihab Nye

Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must …
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Israel/Palestine

David Grossman on An Israel Without Illusions

JERUSALEM —  Israelis and Palestinians are imprisoned in what seems increasingly like a hermetically sealed bubble. Over the years, inside this bubble, each side has evolved sophisticated justifications for every act it commits. Israel can rightly claim that no country in …
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Israel/Palestine

Gaza, Israel, and Genocide by Akbar Arman

Editor’s Note: I find it disturbing that writers like this find a need to describe Israel’s immoral assault on the Gazan people as “genocide.”  What Israel is doing is bad enough without trying to fit it into a category which …
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Islam

Is Blasphemy Punishable by Death in Islam?

Is Blaspheme Punishable by Death in Islam? 5/7/2011 By: Dr. Aslam Abdullah IslamiCity* -   There is nothing in the Quran or the authentic teachings of Prophet Muhammad justifying the killing of people for opposing, criticizing, humiliating or showing irreverence toward holy personages, …
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US Politics

Prayer for Peace

A Prayer for Peace Avinu ve’ emoteynu sheh ba shamayim, tzur Yisra’el ve’ go’aloe Our Father and Mother energies in the cosmos, the rock of Israel and our salvation Bless all the peoples of the Middle East with peace, security, …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel: STOP the Invasion and Bombing of Gaza, and Let the Palestinian Prisoners Go

This article can be read on the home page of Huffington Post as it appears Friday morning, July 18. Israel: Stop the Invasion of Gaza, Stop the Bombing of Gaza, Free the Palestinian Prisoners According to Ha’aretz correspondent Amira Hass, the IDF has …
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Israel/Palestine

Each Person a Full World

Each one is a world 7:34pm We were sitting at Lincoln Park in West Seattle, with a handful of friends who had gathered for a picnic potluck, awaiting others who would be joining us shortly. A Facebook message came through on …
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Israel/Palestine

Hamas Must Stop Attempting to Bomb Israel

Hamas is “objectively even if not subjectively” the best friend of the Israeli settlers, right-wing Israeli extremists, and the Netanyahu government. Hamas leaders know very well that their bombs are not getting through Israel’s missile shield. There is no possible …
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Israel/Palestine

Netanyahu Says NO to Independent Palestinian State; Israeli Dharma Group Confronts Israeli Settlers’ Arrogance and Violence

Editor’s note: We got this article (printed below) from the Times of Israel, in which Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu fully reveals that he never intended and never will negotiate an independent Palestinian state. To some this is shocking news and all …
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US Politics

Refusing Sanctuary to Children in Need

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20140629-refusing-sanctuary-to-children-in-need.ece Refusing sanctuary to children in need Exactly 75 years and one month ago the St. Louis, a German trans-Atlantic liner carrying 938 Jewish refugees, was turned away from the United States, forced to return to Europe. U.S. law didn’t …
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Israel/Palestine

Women Rising in the Middle East

Women Rising for the Middle East, in solidarity with Zahira and the women of ME Dearest Zahira, dearest Wise Women of our Circle, First, Zahira, thank you for connecting with all of us as the unbearable situation unfolds in Palestine …
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Israel/Palestine

End the Violence in Israel/Palestine: Cease Fire NOW!

Once again the violence of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza and the violence of Hamas and other extremist groups in Gaza have combined to create a spiraling violence that serves the extremists on …
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