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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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The story of Pesakh (Passover) and why it matters

Pesakh (Passover) begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, that is April 15. The name “Pesakh” (PAY-sahkh, with a “kh” as in the Scottish “lokh”) comes ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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Israel encourages citizens to leave Ukraine

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Israeli citizens living in Ukraine may be at risk as Russia threatens an invasion. On Sunday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urged them to return home to Israel. “Like the entire world, we ...

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Push to make Sunday a sabbath day of rest gains support

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It’s not just nostalgia. Many pandemic-weary souls want to make Sunday a day of rest again. In a hit song two decades ago, country music group Rascal Flatts offered banjo-tinged commentary on ...

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Kamala Harris attends inauguration of anti-semitic socialist in Honduras on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Vice President Kamala Harris pledged last week on Holocaust Remembrance Day to “combat antisemitism and hate wherever it exists.” On the same day Harris posted the message, however, she was in Honduras ...

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ABC employees call for firing of Whoopi Goldberg after Holocaust comments

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Whoopi Goldberg, cohost of “The View,” is backtracking after claiming on the show that the Holocaust was “not about race.” “On today’s show, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race but ...

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The pandemic changed death rituals and left grieving families without a sense of closure

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The unexpected death of a friend and colleague to COVID-19 in January 2021 led me to start researching how American death rituals were transforming during the pandemic. My friend was Hindu, and ...

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The Presbyterian Church lies about MLK and Israel in the same breath

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The Presbyterian Church has an antisemitism problem. In their statement published on the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, clerk of the General ...

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Israel is on the ground helping Kentucky residents recover from tornado

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Israel has become the only nation to send aid to U.S. tornado-ravaged Kentucky. It includes supplies and other relief plus hundreds of volunteers working on the ground this week. The Israeli government, ...

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How do Christian-Jewish families navigate the Christmas tree?

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Traditionally, for Christian-Jewish families – or at least in writing about them – the month of December is referred to as a “dilemma.” This time of year brings discussion about whether to celebrate Christmas, ...

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LGBT compliance forced on Church daycares in Build Back Better plan

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Child care provisions in President Biden’s massive Build Back Better plan will shut out Christian and other faith-based facilities that affirm traditional biblical doctrine. The controversy involves language within the House-passed bill ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Lauren Green: Mainstream media incorrectly portray Christianity

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The mainstream media incorrectly portray religion, including Christian, according to Lauren Green, chief religion correspondent for Fox News. “One of the big mistakes mainstream media makes is that they don’t understand the ...

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Bin Laden son feels ‘shame, horror’ over father’s actions

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The son of Osama bin Laden, the slain leader of the Al-Qaeda terror group, reflected on the crimes his father committed in planning the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He also ...

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Atheist elected president of chaplains at Harvard

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The newest president of chaplains at Harvard University doesn’t believe in God. Greg Epstein, an atheist and humanist chaplain who says he doesn’t look to God but people for answers, was elected ...

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For first time, Olympics honor Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 games

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Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. ...

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More than 200 rabbis protest Omar’s comments in letter to Pelosi

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic comments has drawn the fire of more than 200 rabbis. “We reiterate that the mob attacks on American Jews today are ...

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Christian leaders offer prayers, encouragement to new Israel prime minister

Christian leaders from around the world are sizing up Naftali Bennett, the new prime minister of Israel. They’ve sent him a letter committing to prayer and encouragement as he takes on the ...

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Powerful exhibition “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.” now open at Union Station in Kansas City

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The much-anticipated exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. opened at Union Station in Kansas City this week. Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., one of the curators, wishes there was no need to ...

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Kidney of Jewish man killed by Palestinian mob saves life of Arab woman

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The old saying that we all bleed the same blood was never more true than this week in Israel. A Jewish man killed by a Palestinian mob has given life to an ...

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Hitler-praising CNN writer has been fired

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CNN has fired a paid writer who praised Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Twitter. The writer, Adeel Raja, has 54 articles under his byline at CNN, according to one social media post. ...

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Today in Christian history: John Lightfoot was born

Imagine becoming the best Hebrew scholar in your nation without once speaking to a Jewish person. That is what John Lightfoot did. He may never even have seen a Jew, for all ...

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Israeli archaeologists recover scroll fragments, mummy and world’s oldest basket

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Dozens of fragments of a biblical scroll have been recovered in Israel in what is described as a “complex and challenging national archaeological operation.” The news has both the archaeological and Biblical ...

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Cancel culture asks Rockhurst High School to condemn alumnus Josh Hawley

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Rockhurst High School in Kansas City is being pressured to join the cancel culture over an alumnus. Critics of Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley are harassing the school, calling on it to speak ...

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