Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How Long has the Syrian War Raged On?

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— Al-Qaida’s leader meanwhile urged his followers and other militants in Syria to unite and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, against what he called an “international satanic alliance,” apparently referring to the Syrian government, its ally Russia, and the U.S., all of which are targeting the group.-more

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

March for (Weird) Science

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The March for Science at the National Mall attracted tens of thousands to share their views about the current political climate despite rainy conditions.

Rain poured over Washington, D.C. on Saturday as scientists and citizens alike, carrying a variety of protest signs, flocked to the foot of the Washington Monument. Hundreds of scientific organizations and universities signed on to partner with the march as dozens of musical acts and speakers performed throughout Saturday.

The day-long celebration of science was organized by the Earth Day Network, meant to encourage policy-makers to use scientific evidence to craft legislation. It was hosted by musician Questlove and YouTube personality Derek Muller. -more

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Yom HaShoah

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Yom HaShoah: A large portion of Israel’s nearly 200,000 survivors live in poverty. A 2015 survey by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel found that one quarter of Israeli survivors can’t afford medicine, while 30 percent sometimes go without food. Two-thirds say they are “distressed” by their financial situation. “There are still gaps between the response and what’s needed,” Roni Klinsky, the foundation’s CEO, told JTA in 2014. In the past, “people got less help and weren’t organized enough to get assistance. The survivor issue wasn’t a high priority.”

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Friday, April 21, 2017

James "foot in mouth" Mattis

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The statements in the cartoon's speech balloons were all actually said by U.S.Defense Secretary General James "Mad Dog" Mattis (except GRRRR! and WOOOF! ). We hope that during his visit to the Jewish state he will express his regrets for his previous biased and ignorant assessments.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Israel's 69th Birthday

With Passover behind us we look forward to May 2017 when we will celebrate Israel's 69th birthday.

We don't know if our next year will be as wild and as memorable as this one, but you'll be able to remember Israel's 69th year with this collectible Dry Bones commemorative mug! They cost $17.79 each. They are large ceramic mugs (a hefty, 15 oz.) with big, comfortable easy-grip handles. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. If you don't get one now, you'll be kicking yourself next year. Click on the photo below for more info and to take a peek at the other side (and perhaps to buy one).

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$17.79 gets you this Dry Bones Commemorative Mug

Click to see a smaller but equally beautiful mug priced at $15.39

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Eggs

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Software engineers often have fun by putting secret surprises into their software. Users who type a secret word will activate these secret surprises. These are called "Easter Eggs". No, I'm not going to give you a list of Easter Eggs hidden in Google or Windows or...

I thought of this while considering the cartoon to do about the Islamist attacks on Christians, such as the bombings of the Copts in Egypt. The idea of worshipers being blown up as they attempt to commune with God is a horror, whether they are Christians, Sunnis, Shias, Sufis, or Jews, but that is the Easter Egg in our current cruel world.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Seasonal Sound

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Next Year in Jerusalem!

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