Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thoughts on Reading “On the Natural History of Destruction,” by W. G. Sebald

I’ve just been reading W G Sebald’s “On the Natural History of Destruction.” The book is the late German fiction writer’s non-fiction meditation on why the German literary world has not reacted to the intentional destruction of 131 German cities … Continue reading

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Rosh Ha Shanah and 2008 Economic Bailout

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of Pub.L. 110-343, 122 Stat. 3765, enacted October 3, 2008), commonly referred to as a bailout of the U.S. financial system, is a law enacted in response to the subprime mortgage crisis authorizing the … Continue reading

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Ron Paul: “War Drums for Syria” from The Real News, Jun 08 2012

War Drums for Syria? More blog posts from Ron Paul Friday, 08 June 2012 08:31 http://therealnews.com/t2/component/content/article/135-more-blog-posts-from-ron-paul/1049-war-drums-for-syria-   1 Comment by Rep. Ron Paul June 05, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — War drums are beating again in Washington. This time Syria … Continue reading

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Hillel and Negative Golden Rule

Once there was a gentile who came before Shammai, and said to him: “Convert me on the condition that you teach me the whole Torah while I stand on one foot. Shammai pushed him aside with the measuring stick he … Continue reading

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What is Kol Nidre, extract from an article by Ariela Pelaia

What Is Kol Nidre? By Ariela Pelaia, About.com Guide http://judaism.about.com/od/holidays/g/What-Is-Kol-Nidre.htm   Definition: Kol Nidrei is both the opening prayer and the name for the evening service that begins Yom Kippur. Kol Nidrei literally means “All Vows.” It asks God to annul … Continue reading

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On Jewish Demands to Maintain Control of Both Old AND New Testaments, intro.

Solonsays: June 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm Dominique Alger’s and Alex’s comments are inextricably connected: The conundrum that Hitler faced was precisely the same as the USA faces today: How to deal with Jews who have never, in their (Biblical) … Continue reading

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On Reading the Bible Literally — That is, What it ACTUALLY Says

Solonsays: June 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm For all the American Christians who profess to be Bible ‘believers,’ very few seem to have read it critically. Abraham was the head of crime family. The children of Abraham majored in hating … Continue reading

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