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  • On The Rebbe’s 92nd Wedding Anniversary December 3, 2020 12:35 pm The Jewish Press “This is the day that bound me to you and you to me.” The Rebbe opened his farbrengen with these words on Shabbos, the 14th of Kislev, 1953. It was the 25th anniversary of his marriage to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka (1901-1988), daughter of the Rebbe Rayatz ( …
  • Faith and courage December 3, 2020 11:56 am Dawn I HOPE I still have the courage to acknowledge the Judaic DNA strain in my faith, for my spiritual genes are the umbilical thread that links me today through Christianity, through Judaism, to that figure in indiscernible antiquity — the prophet Abraham. I …
  • Our Favorite Local Albums of 2020 December 3, 2020 11:47 am Tucson Weekly - Arizona Leave it to Tucson to continue releasing music as the rest of the world is upended. They say difficulty breeds greatness, and if that's true, Tucson's music must have received an extra helping of greatness on top of a generally stellar output. For …
  • Stressed? Fidget All You Like With This Jewelry December 3, 2020 11:26 am The New York Times Jewelry that is meant to be played with might be the ideal accessory for an anxious age. As the coronavirus pandemic began, Jess Hannah Révész — like much of the world — found herself housebound with a surfeit of frayed nerves that needed an outlet. The …
  • For churchgoers during the Covid-19 pandemic, a deadly lesson from the 1918 flu December 3, 2020 11:06 am CNN Those who refused to adapt to the pandemic reaped the consequences. In Zamora, Spain, "mass gatherings were positively encouraged — and at 3 per cent, or more than twice the national average, Zamora had the highest death rate of any city in Spain,…
  • Overcoming depression to find inner musical talent December 3, 2020 9:19 am The Union - California A Bordeaux-colored, laced top reveals alabaster skin. The over saturated spotlight beams down, creating the slightest bead of sweat on a brow. The mahogany-varnished body of the guitar is as smooth as glass and as reflective as a still pond. The effortless …
  • Three years on, Pope Francis’ visit inspires Bangladeshi Catholics December 3, 2020 4:33 am South Asia Journal Maria Purification shivers with joy as she recalls meeting and touching Pope Francis when he visited Bangladesh three years ago. “It is the most memorable experience of my life that I met and touched the person whom we consider the vicar of Jesus Christ on …
  • Capitol ‘OK’ with Misa de Gallo but will seek Church advise first December 3, 2020 2:48 am Cebu Daily News CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu Provincial Government is inclined to allow Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) amid threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she would have to consult and discuss how to do about …
  • East End Clergy Brace for Restricted Holiday Season December 3, 2020 1:20 am Sag Harbor Express - New York For nearly two decades, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southampton had never once locked its doors, keeping them open for rest, prayer, solace and peace 24 hours a day, seven days a week — with no exceptions. It was a tradition born from the devastation of …
  • Argentina police free 70 members of female-led Christian cult that kidnapped poor children across the country December 2, 2020 11:54 pm The New Zeland Herald The group targeted impoverished children. Photo / 123RFLeaders of an alleged religious sex cult run by a septuagenarian known as "Aunty Eva" have been arrested and victims freed in a series of coordinated raids across Argentina. Sixty-nine …