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In Those Days, At This Time

Dec 29th, 2016 | By
In Those Days, At This Time

D A N I E L  P I N N E R Archaeologists digging in Jerusalem in recent weeks discovered an ancient scroll, written on parchment in Greco-Hebraic letters. It appears to be an excerpt from the Hierosolymos Postos [Greek for “Jerusalem Post”]. Carbon dating has reliably determined it to have been written in 166
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The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization

Jan 6th, 2016 | By
The Rule Of Law No Longer Exists In Western Civilization

P A U L   C R A I G   R O B E R T S   My work documenting how the law was lost began about a quarter of a century ago. A close friend and distinguished attorney, Dean Booth, first brought to my attention the erosion of the legal principles on which
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The Declaration of Personal Power

Jan 29th, 2015 | By
The Declaration of Personal Power

B R E N D O N   B U R C H A R D There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask: Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice? We must
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The Day the Iranian Nuclear Missile was Launched

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
The Day the Iranian Nuclear Missile was Launched

D A N I E L  P I N N E R 05:48 – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finishes the Fajr prayer in the mosque attached to the Shrine of Fatima Masumeh in Qom. As he steps out and sees the rays of the rising sun strike the golden dome, he receives a thought inspired by
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Verdi and the Temple Mount

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
Verdi and the Temple Mount

Exiting the Temple Mount later, I reflected on my ruses. Yes, I had successfully tricked the police and the Waqf (the Islamic trust) who control our holy site. But the fact that I – like all Jews there – was reduced to this chicanery is actually a testament of poverty.



Sugar – White, Pure and Dangerous

Oct 24th, 2010 | By
Sugar – White, Pure and Dangerous

CARPATHIAN MOUNTAIN HOUSE 1) The average American consumes about 2.7 lbs. of candy per week (the equivalent of 6 chocolate bars). 2) In 1915, a typical person consumed 15-20 lbs of sugar a year. Today, one may consume his or her body weight in sugar. 3) Sugar is divested of all its nutrients in processing.
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The Day After … A Tale from an Israeli Bus

Sep 28th, 2010 | By
The Day After … A Tale from an Israeli Bus

GROSS UNDERSTANDING For twenty-five intense hours of Yom Kippur, Jews from around the world pour out their hearts to Ha’shem, asking for forgiveness for a long list of common sins, including speaking badly of others, desecration of G-d’s name, and more. This, combined with the custom of wearing white, men going to the mikveh (ritual
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Only In Israel

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By
Only In Israel

EXPLORING THE LIGHTER SIDE OF ISRAEL Do you remember when you first made aliyah? When being a “friar” was actually kind of fun? Well, in case you forgot, this edition of “Only In Israel” is dedicated to the Oleh Hadash (new immigrant) in all of us. ADVENTURE BY FIAT When I first came to Israel,
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Kind Words: Your Identity

Aug 22nd, 2010 | By
Kind Words: Your Identity

  THE ROAD TO KINDNESS The author wishes to remain anonymous. A neighbor has a heart of gold. She takes into her home (not into private apartments, but regular bedrooms, and even the sofas when necessary) several people who would otherwise be in the streets. Some are emotionally disturbed, some are old, sick or feeble.
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Crazy About Crazy Heart

Mar 14th, 2010 | By
Crazy About Crazy Heart

AT THE MOVIES As the pomp and pretense of Oscar Night fade away, let me tell you about my favorite movie of the season. In contrast to the glamor and glitter of Hollywood, Crazy Heart has a real — almost gritty — feeling to it. Meandering and muddy at times, sharp and rushing at others,
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