Strikes

STRIKES …your labor belongs to you and you shouldn’t be forced to sell it, except on conditions you find acceptable.The Chronicle Herald, 4/7/01  How can a doctor strike? Or a police officer? Or a fire-fighter? For a few extra bucks these people are willing to let other people

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Animal Welfare

PETA’s letter to Yasser ArafatFebruary 3, 2003 Yasser Arafat, PresidentPalestinian National Authority Ramallah, West BankPalestinian Authority 1 page via facsimile: 972 7 282 2365 Your Excellency: I am writing from an organization dedicated to fighting animal abuse around the world. We have received many calls and letters from

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Astrology

Astrology Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Get in touch with your playful side. Do something creative like change your hairstyle, shoot a roll of black-and-white film on your old camera, or rearrange your furniture. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You party child! If anyone knows how to have a good time,

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Dream Encounters

DREAM ENCOUNTERS Arkansas Man Dreams Numbers; Wins Largest Keno Prize An Arkansas man “about fainted” when he won $50,000 using eight numbers that came to him in a dream the night before. Thurman “Gene” Pennel, 69, of Garfield, Ark., said he dreamed the numbers 6, 7, 34, 35, 36, 37,

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Prophecy and Revelation

When G-d Talks to Us Jennifer was visiting New York City with a few friends. As the group walked down 42nd street in Midtown Manhattan a strange-looking man with wild eyes began talking loudly about the ‘End of Days’. He was standing on top of a milk crate with a sign that said “Messiah”

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The World to Come

King Tut’s Tomb* King Tut (Tutankhamun) was the only pharaoh whose tomb hadn’t yet been discovered by the end of the First World War. An English archaeologist named Howard Carter had spent several years looking for it with no luck. His digging expeditions had been paid for

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Resurrection

RESURRECTION[1] “I always thought resurrection was a fundamentalist Christian idea. After seeing too many horror movies, it seems so ridiculous. Does Judaism actually believe in it also?” – Sarah N,, 28, Oregon “Resurrection? Of course I believe in resurrection. In fact, I pray for it every day: “Please

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Deja vu All Over Again

                 Déjà vu All Over Again (A Torah View of Reincarnation) Titu Singh was two and a half years old when he began to tell his family of his other life in Agra, a city in northern India. His memories were quite specific: he said that he had been

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Death

Death PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Henry Smith was a zealous Pittsburgh Steelers fan in life, and even death could not keep him from his favorite spot: in a recliner, in front of a TV showing his beloved team in action. Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh, died of prostate

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Anatomy of the Soul

                   ANATOMY OF THE SOUL ‘I’m a soul man’                                                           – The BlueBrothers A man said to me, ‘I don’t believe in the existence of the soul.’ I asked him: ‘Who is “I”?’                                                               – Jack Winograd Points to Ponder: ·                     Do you think people have souls?[1] ·                     What is a soul?

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Tefilla

Tefillah When We Talk To G-d Dateline: 1997. Psalms were being recited in synagogues around the world. Women had accepted the call to light Shabbat candles for the first time. Just before Shabbat, the hostage’s mother, Esther Wachsman, made a dramatic and emotional appearance on Israeli television,

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Medicine Vs God

Medicine vs. G-d J’s Witness seeks to control careThe Globe and Mail, CanadaApr. 8, 2005 VANCOUVER — At 14, she has already endured a cancer diagnosis, surgery, two rounds of chemotherapy, and a blood clot on her heart. Now, the devout Jehovah’s Witness, from Vernon, B.C., is waging

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Ruth

Ruth Ruth was a Moabite princess who married a Jew.  After her husband died, Ruth chose to become Jewish and to move to Israel with Naomi, her mother-in-law.  Ruth later married Boaz, the leader of the Jewish people. Their great-grandson was King David. Her dedication to G-d and Judaism has made

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Hannah

Hannah Hannah, one of the seven prophetesses[i], was the wife of the prophet Elakanah.  After being barren for many years, Hannah gave birth to a son, Samuel.  Hannah promised to raise Samuel to the service of G-d, and he grew up to be a prophet, as well as one

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Rebecca

REBECCA (Rebbeca) Rebecca was the second Matriarch of the Jewish people.  She was the sister of the evil Lavan, and the great niece of the Patriarch Abraham. Rebecca married Isaac and was the mother of the twins Jacob and Esau.  When she was kidnapped by King Avimelech, G-d intervened

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Miriam

MIRIAM Miriam was one of the greatest prophetesses who ever lived. Born in the year 2363, or 1398 BCE, in Egypt, she was the great-granddaughter of the patriarch Jacob, the older sister of Aaron and Moses, and the ancestor of the future kings of Israel. In the merit of

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Sarah Imeinu

Sarah Imeinu A great prophetess, Sarah was the first Matriarch of the Jewish People. She left her birthplace in Mesopotamia with her husband Abraham and traveled to Israel[i]. Due to her startling beauty, she was taken hostage on two occasions. In both instances, miraculous events led to her

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