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The apple as symbol

by Paula Brooks

21 hours ago

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The apple has long been regarded as a symbol of desire.  The Romans associated this fruit with Venus, the Goddess of Love.  At the heart of the cross-section of an apple are five seeds in... read on

  • Potatoes and schmaltz

    by Bo Salsberg

    5 days ago

    Ever notice how our grandparents were always a little thick in the middle.  They never seemed undernourished or skinny.    This was the generation that emmigrated to the United States after WWI.  This was the generation that suffered pogroms, tyranny, social degradation and... read on

  • Terrorism’s Other Victims Live to See ‘A New Sunrise’

    by Gidon BenZvi

    1 week ago

    Since September 2000, Israeli society has been subjected to numerous deadly terror attacks. Since then, several studies have examined the stress-related mental health symptoms and coping behaviors of surviving family members of these barbaric acts.

    Indeed, research has revealed... read on

  • One of the bravest and funniest

    by Hilary Helstein

    2 weeks ago

    It was like a punch in the stomach when I got the text message today, “Joan Rivers just died.” Oh no! Not Joan. She was one of those people who was so full of life, you thought she’d live forever. The news was devastating. We knew Joan; we worked with her. She was part of the Los... read on

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  • Irish Soccer Player’s Anti-Semitic Tweet Being Investigated

    by Harry Roberts

    2 weeks ago

    If you’ve been keeping up with the latest football news, you’ve probably heard about Tommy McGuigan, who is currently being investigated for his anti-semetic tweet. Celebrities can sometimes get themselves into trouble as a result of comments they make that can be taken... read on

  • WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST NOW? – Part VI: Murderous Thugs

    by Yaakov Lichter and Michael Aaronson

    3 weeks ago

    We guess it is very likely that many of our readers are people whom the word 'normative' – in its western context - will describe fairly well. So you may be a peaceful citizen of Boston or New-Orleans, a resident of London or Stockholm or somebody trying to make a reasonable living... read on

  • The Pitfalls Of Online Sharing

    by Susie (Newday) Mayerfeld

    August 25, 2014 | 11:13 am

    I'm an online sharer, or if you ask my family and friends, they would probably call me an oversharer.

    I blog on numerous sites, I Facebook incessantly, and my love of twitter ebbs and flows.

    I share my thoughts, my doubts, my experiences, my fears and life's little moments. I... read on

  • Most Enchanting Travel Destinations of My Life

    by Jane Roberts

    August 25, 2014 | 10:35 am

    I love traveling, since it means so much in my life; traveling is part of me. I have visited plenty of places on this planet and discovered so much that remained secrete to me for many years. I love to know about ancient development plus much about unique species of animals and... read on

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