Even through Christian evangelicals around the world today tend to support Israel and support its right to exist, know that Jesus was born Jewish and believe in the Hebrew Bible, the Jewish-Christian relationship over the millennia has been fraught with conflict – and the Jews were always victims on the receiving side.
Republican administrations in the US have generally dismissed the danger of global warming, saying that any fluctuations in temperatures are “natural.” Last October, President Donald Trump – who still favors the use of petroleum to make things go and has called global warming “a hoax” – cast doubt on a report by his own government that cautioned about the calamitous effects of climate change.
We have issued new guidelines for choosing a kindergarten that is safe for children. Every year, young children in preschool are injured, and there are even deaths. Parents must not compromise on safety procedures both in the structure of the kindergarten and in the behavior of the staff members who work there.
Supermassive black holes constantly gobble up gas or suddenly swallow even whole stars. Weighing millions to billions of times more than our sun, these gargantuan black holes lie at the center of most galaxies. A prodigious black hole several million times the mass of the sun is situated in the heart of our very own Milky Way.
The word “Jaffa” is mentioned four times in the Bible – as a city opposite the territory given to the Hebrew Tribe of Dan (in the Book of Joshua); as port-of-entry for the cedars of Lebanon for Solomon’s Temple (in 2 Chronicles and Ezra); and as the place whence the prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish.
Unknown to us all, there is a battle raging constantly in our bodies every minute. Our immune system – consisting of macrophages, neutrophils, dendritic cells, natural-killer cells, neutrophils, mast cells, basophils and B cells in the blood – is a biological machine aimed at protecting us from invaders.
While plastics are a huge global industry that has produced cheap and utilitarian products for everyone and revolutionized the world, in the long term, this was one of the least beneficial pieces of avuncular advice ever given to a young person. Plastic, made from natural materials such as cellulose, coal, natural gas, salt and crude oil, is discarded everywhere because it is so cheap. And the world is choking to death from this tidal wave of omnipresent material.
Called Mishkan Shmuel (“The House of Samuel”), the house of prayer was presented with a Torah scroll more than a century old that survived the Holocaust in Romania, unlike the Jews who read from it and were murdered by the Nazis. The scroll was repaired with new parchment and brought to the new synagogue under a blue marriage canopy, as celebrants sang and played music, according to tradition.