Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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At times, the headlines are dominated by images of inter-religious strife. The pope vs. the Muslims. Jews against Arabs. The religion-based tenor of the war on terror. But on Sunday afternoon, leaders of various faith communities gathered in Philadelphia to say in one voice: "We must repair the world." Drawing a diverse crowd to the Arch Street Friends Meeting House,...
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What's got Al Gore so hot and bothered? It's the global warming, he says. With all due respect to Mrs. Gore and the 2000 Convention Kiss of the Year, what's on Gore's lips these days is a topic tantamount to global survival. And the man once considered as animated as "holy wood" is going Hollywood to bring it to the...
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The sun will come up tomorrow, but will the Earth? With all the seriousness surrounding Al Gore's take on the topic, there's no denying the former vice president's ability to roll with the punches - if not benefit from all punched ballots. As he has in the past, Gore recently chose "Saturday Night Live" to show there's life in the...
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While “going green” may seem like a marketing fad or a throwback to the 1960s, it really is nothing more nor less than living mindfully, and giving careful thought to what is consumed and how it affects our environment. And where better than in that chunk of real estate you call home? If that still sounds too new-agey for you,...
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It causes no consternation for Betsy Sheerr that in the tsunami-ravaged region of the world most victims are Muslims, and that some of the countries don't even recognize the State of Israel. Instead, she explains, the idea of tikkun olam - or the healing of the world - refers to the entire world, not just to the Jewish one. To...
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