Does Prayer Heal?

Scientists are discovering what believers have always known It was during residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, when I had my first patient with terminal cancer in both lungs. I advised him on what therapy was available and what little I thought it would

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Ontological Proof of G-d

Part I: Classical Presentation Thesis: Since we are able to conceive of and discuss the concept of a perfect, infinite G-d, He must exist. Premise: Human beings can only conceive of or discuss something if they have had either direct experience with it, or with its component parts. In

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UN Story

1. Empirical evidence refers to evidence that is so clear as to be self-evident. Is it possible for there to be an Empirical Proof for G-d – ie., this type of empirically clear evidence for G-d’s existence? The Rosh HaYeshiva explains that if a person would actually

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Does Prayer Heal?

Author: Scientists are discovering what believers have always known It was during residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, when I had my first patient with terminal cancer in both lungs. I advised him on what therapy was available and what little I thought it

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Power of Prayer in Medicine

Author: Jeanie Davis People Who Are Prayed for Fare Better Nov. 6, 2001 — Here’s more evidence that — in medicine, as in all of life — prayer seems to work in mysterious ways. In one recent study, women at an in vitro fertilization clinic had higher

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The Moral Diet

Author: David Brooks In the 1970s, the gift shop at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was an informal affair. It was staffed by about 300 mostly elderly volunteers, and there were cash drawers instead of registers. The problem was that of the shop’s $400,000 in

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The Destruction of Shechem: Is Killing Ever Kosher?

Breishit 29  The Destruction of Shechem: Is Killing Ever Kosher? (Ch. 34) Two years ago, after many months of Palestinian violence, the Israeli army invaded Jenin, a center of terrorism in the West Bank. The world was outraged—Israel going after terrorists in a crowded refugee camp would be sure

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Moral Imperative Proof of G-d

Premise: There either exists an Absolute, Objective Scale of Morality, or there exists no system of morality whatsoever (i.e., there is no such thing as “subjective” morality – it is an inherent contradiction in terms). PART I — Consequences of the Denial of this Absolute Objective Scale Introduction: This

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Our Amazing World

Excerpted with permission from “OUR AMAZING WORLD” – wonders of the world hidden below the surface. Published by ArtScroll/Mesorah – www.artscroll.com   by Rabbi A. Katz / T. Cohen The world is full of amazing, wonders of creation. Have you ever traveled by plane, looked out the window, seen

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Torah and Evolution

Material borrowed from Challenge and The Discovery Source Book) MIDRASH RABBA: BERESHIT Sec. 3, sub. sec. 7: Rabbi Judah bar Simon said: It does not say, “It was evening”, but “And it was evening”. Hence we derive that there was a time-system (seder zemanim) prior to this.

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HAVE ASTRONMERS FOUND GOD

WHEN AN ASTRONOMER writes about G-d, his colleagues may assume he is either over the hill or going bonkers. In my case it should be understood from the start that I am an agnostic in religious matters. However, am fascinated by strange developments going on in astronomy

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Design in Nature

Author: Rabbi Shraga SimmonsTammuz 5753 See how many creatures there are in the world.Is the voice of one like the voice of any other?Is the appearance of one like the appearance of any other?Is the sense of one like the sense of any other?Is the taste of

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EXAMPLES OF DESIGN IN NATURE

Example #1 One of the oldest and most prestigious scientific associations is Great Britain’s Royal Society. At the end of the 1970’s, OMNI Magazine asked members of the Society to list the five most “sensational” scientific advances of the decade: “The most frequently mentioned paper in the

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