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The Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Israel Connection

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons In 2014, pick-up trucks bearing the ISIS black flag stormed into the village of Kocho in northern Iraq, with the stated goal of ethnically cleansing all Yazidis. While 19-year-old Nadia Murad watched in horror, jihadists savagely slaughtered … Continue reading

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Why should a drug from a mushroom help people deal with their mortality?

‘Reluctant Psychonaut’ Michael Pollan Embraces The ‘New Science’ Of Psychedelics By TERRY GROSS Author Michael Pollan had always been curious about psychoactive plants, but his interest skyrocketed when he heard about a research study in which people with terminal cancer were given … Continue reading

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Nathan Phillips Tried to Disrupt Catholic Mass by Chanting, Beating Drum

A group of Native American activists, led by native elder Nathan Phillips, allegedly tried to enter a Catholic church in Washington, DC, on Saturday while chanting and banging on their drums. Nathan Phillips, along with about twenty other activists, tried … Continue reading

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Black Hebrew Israelites Make America Great Again or Not?

One of the best examples of #FakeNews yet.  1:46:00 min mark Nathan Philips enters. “President Donald Trump started off the week by mocking one of the worst Native American massacres in US history in order to score some political points. By Friday, … Continue reading

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Netflix Chose a New Market Over Free Speech. That Sets a Disturbing Precedent.

The Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab salutes people from the stage during the 53rd International Carthage Festival in Tunisia in 2017. In February, she was sentenced to six months in prison on charges of spreading fake news.CreditCreditYassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency, via … Continue reading

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Climate Change or Climate Hoax

Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say? Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities…but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically … Continue reading

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Gentrification in West Dallas brings worry over streets named for Amos and Andy

Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist Pauline Hamilton has lived on Amos Street in West Dallas since 1952. Her kids — six of them — grew up here when it was a neighborhood “where everybody knew everybody,” as Pauline said. I met two of Hamilton’s kids Monday … Continue reading

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Comebacks for Converts

Originally posted on Coffee Shop Rabbi:
Image: Two faces with speech balloons. (Artwork by nchlsft/shutterstock.) Last week I posted an entry that seemed to hit a nerve: Talking About Converts.  I thought it might be good to follow up with…

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The End of Prophecy: Malachi’s Position in the Spiritual Development of Israel

Rabbi Hayyim Angel is Rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City—founded 1654. He teaches Bible at Yeshiva College and is the author of three books and numerous articles. This article appears in … Continue reading

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The Newton You Never Knew

The Newton You Never Knew by Dr. Arnie Gotfryd “In science, the search is only for the physical root and source of things whereas through Torah, one can discern the spiritual root. In this way, one can also know the … Continue reading

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