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Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Reclaiming the term ‘Zionism’

Ryvchin: 'It is vital that our young people understand the story of Zionism, which is not only inspiring, but is inextricably linked to every phase of Jewish history'.

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How Crime Scene Analysts Collect and Preserve Fingerprints | WIRED

A veteran analyst explains the work of gathering fingerprints that can link a suspect to a crime—even after it rains.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

33 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (11-8-2019 to 11-10-2019)

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 features Coco at The Hollywood Bowl, American Indian Arts Marketplace, Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, Girl Gang Craft Los Angeles Holiday Market, Our Future Fest, and MUCH m

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What Is Tikkun Olam? - What does Tikkun Olam mean, who came up with it, and how do I do it?

Tikkun Olam: In Jewish teachings, any activity that improves the world, bringing it closer to the harmonious state for which it was created.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

What does Judaism Say about Transgenderism?

While transgenderism was once an issue that afflicted a few called gender dysphoria, it is now mainstream. What does Judaism have to say about this?

Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

Latest Antisemitic Attacks in Borough Park Underline Grim Challenges Facing Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn

Security footage showing a group of men emerging from a car and chasing an Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn’s Borough Park …

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

14 vintage photos of Disneyland behind the scenes that will make you see the theme park in a whole new light

In the '60s, some photographers got behind-the-scenes looks at the California theme park, and captured their experiences through film.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Jewish astronaut snaps space pics of Israel, salutes late father

Jessica Meir posts photos of the Middle East and says it's part of the journey her Iraqi-born dad took, reaching US via Israel, Lebanon, Switzerland and Sweden

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

32 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (11-4-19 to 11-8-19)

This week, from Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8, features Coco live at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Coffee Festival, 29Rooms and MUCH more.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How (Not) to Fight Evil - Chapter 14 of Positivity Bias

How often do we wish we could be kinder and more loving? Who hasn’t wished that they could curb their impulses to satisfy momentary needs? Who doesn’t want their good deeds to outshine their selfish ones?

Miscellaneous | Gardening

Use These Fall Ingredients to Make Compost in Time for Next Year's Garden | Gardening

The structure that compost provides helps the soil retain moisture and enables the roots of the plants to

    Miscellaneous | I Like This

    Fans of The Office Can Now Build Their Own Dunder Mifflin!

    Those who love the NBC hit show can construct the reception area, Dwight and Jim’s desks, and Michael Scott’s office.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

    Connecticut Home Invasion Convict Is Undergoing Gender Transition in Prison

    Steven Hayes is serving six life sentences for the 2007 murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Michaela and Hayley.

    Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

    Measles Can Cause ‘Immune Amnesia,’ Increasing Risk of Other Infections

    New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself.

    Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

    'Jesus Is Lord, Every Knee Shall Bow': Prophetic Minister Says Kanye's 'Sunday Service' Just Might Change the World

    The whole audience prayed loudly and it left my wife and me to wonder, is this a new modern-day crusade model that just might change the world?

      Miscellaneous | Gardening

      3 Things That Don’t Work (Reliably) as Deer Repellent - FineGardening

      These three things simply don't work reliably as deer repellent, so you can skip them when considering your options for battling your local grazers.

        Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

        54 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Halloween Week You Need to Know About (10-28-19 to 11-1-19)

        This week, from Monday, October 28 to Friday, November 1, features Grand Park Día de los Muertos, Fantastic Planet larger than life public art piece, Scary Delicious Bug and Wine Pairing, BE KIND, REWIND 90s HALLOWEEN PARTY, Night Dive at the Aquarium of

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

        25 World Facts You Didn’t Know You Wanted to Know

        Impress your friends with these nuggets of world facts, and you'll get smarter as well. World is full of wonderment!

        Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

        NYPD Commish Warns City’s ‘Decarceration Plan’ Could Put New Yorkers In Danger

        New York City’s top police official has warned that looming reforms intended to fundamentally transform the city’s jail system could endanger the well-being of people residing and working in the area. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill recently put the

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        More kids who are severely obese should have weight-loss surgery, pediatricians say

        More kids who are obese should be considered candidates for weight-loss surgery, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

        Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

        A scam targeting Americans over the phone has resulted in millions of dollars lost to hackers. Don't be the next victim.

        A whopping 26,379 people reported being a victim of some sort of phishing scam. Together they reported nearly $50 million in losses.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

        Interesting Research into What the "Present" Means

        By Emma Young. When people see the future as coming sooner, they make more far-sighted choices, the study finds.

        Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

        Starbucks Is Giving Out Free Drinks on Thursday & Almost Everything Is Fair Game

        Starbucks' new happy hour has buy one, get one free handcrafted drinks sizes grande or larger.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        Pedestrian Deaths in U.S. Approach Highest Number in Nearly 30 Years, Study Shows

        An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic last year, according to the study from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        Update Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users

        Microsoft's Windows 10 problems continue with a warning every user needs to know about...

        Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

        Many Christians in Syria Support Trump’s Decision to Withdraw Troops: Report

        Syrian Christians have praised President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops in a move they believe will help restore peace and security in the country.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash

        The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

        Maps of Water, Crops, and Coasts Reveal the Truth About Human and Earth Interactions

        To our detriment, if we continue on current trajectories, and global modelling shows just how. Natalie Parletta reports.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        You’re never too old to do these 5 simple, healthy workouts

        As part of Active Aging Week, try out these exercises that help keep you active and social.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        San Francisco is losing residents because it's too expensive for nearly everyone

        A former bohemian mecca, San Francisco now lays claim to the most expensive housing in the West, with a median home price of $1.4 million.

        Miscellaneous | Other Stories

        Barbie lists her real-life Malibu Dreamhouse on AirBNB for $60 a night

        The pink palace will be listed for only $60 a night to commemorate Barbie brand’s 60th anniversary and can only be booked once.

        Miscellaneous | Gardening

        October Regional Garden To-Do Lists - FineGardening

        Now that fall is here, what is there to do in the garden? Fall is the time of harvest, of closing the garden, of gathering leaves, of bringing plant debris […]

          Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

          New York City Council votes to close notorious Rikers Island jail

          The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to close Rikers Island jail Thursday and open four new borough-based facilities instead.

          Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

          College vs. University: What's the Difference? | Mental Floss

          Certain traits define the difference between colleges and universities. (And no, tuition isn't one of them.)

          Miscellaneous | Judaism

          7 Paradoxes About the Sukkah That Help Us Break Through Illusions

          We depend on our touchstones: psychological security, a stable income, protection from crime. Clothing, food, warm shelter

          Miscellaneous | Judaism

          Flying Rocks, Palm Fronds, And The Soul Of Sukkot

          It’s 2019 and here we are, educated people, carrying around palm fronds and a citron while the rest of the world is busy being productive. What’s with the Jews and their stubborn insistence on living in a world of superstitions and anachronisms?

          Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news

          James O'Keefe's Hidden Camera Goes Inside CNN to Expose Zucker's Vendetta Against Trump

          James O'Keefe has exposed CNN and Jeff Zucker's maniacal focus on attacking President Donald Trump. Listening to Jeff Zucker talk is oddly inspiring.

            Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

            Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

            A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the largest in

            Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

            The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

            Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. Blame government mismanagement.

              Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

              Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the Limits of Unconditional Kindness

              For decades, DeGeneres has been the sunny representative for a brighter world we might all live in if we were kinder to one another. But that imagined utopia seems increasingly out of touch with reality

              Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

              48 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (10-7-19 to 10-11-19)

              This week, from Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11, features Pie Night at 189 by Dominique Ansel, Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk, Malibu Wine Safari Haunted Nights Tour, Pasadena ArtNight, San Fernando Valley Halloween Drive-In Nights, L

              Miscellaneous | Judaism

              How Does Yom Kippur Work? - DIY Soul Repair - High Holidays

              Only you can fix yourself. What does a particular day of the year have to offer?

              Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

              Mounting Syrian War Crime Cases Raise Hopes For Justice Against A Brutal Regime

              An unprecedented legal battle against the regime is playing out in European courts, where large refugee communities and prosecutors can bring cases even for suspected crimes committed abroad.

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                Life in Alaska in the Round-the-Clock Darkness of Polar Night | The New Yorker

                Coralie Kraft writes on the photo series “Polar Night,” by the photographer Mark Mahaney, which chronicles a two-month winter period of uninterrupted darkness in Utqiagvik, Alaska.

                Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

                11 Apps That Will Make You Feel Smarter!

                Your smartphone is the window to all the knowledge in the world—and these apps will help you unlock it.

                Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

                New Study Reveals Why Working from Home Makes Workers More Productive

                How do virtual and in-office workers differ? It might surprise you.

                Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

                Gutfeld on courtroom forgiveness | Fox News

                If a young man can forgive his brother's killer, perhaps forgiveness is possible for just about anything else.

                Miscellaneous | This is stuff I like

                Vegan Disney World Guests Now Have 400 New Menu Items to Choose From | Mental Floss

                Starting this month, it will be a lot easier to find vegan menu options at the food stands and restaurants at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

                Miscellaneous | Opinion

                The real reason Amber Guyger was convicted

                It’s the rare case of a police officer being held accountable for taking a black life. And it tells us a lot about juries.

                Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

                Disneyland’s First-Ever Customer Has Been Using His Lifetime Ticket Every Year Since 1955

                There are so many things in life that bring joy to us humans and various amusement parks can sure be taken into the list of those little simple pleasures this world has to offer. Just think about the utopia of it - you get to walk around the fantasy world

                Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                $15 minimum wage hike is hitting, hurting NYC restaurants

                Big Apple restaurants are feeling the heat from minimum-wage hikes, cutting staff hours and even closing kitchens as they struggle to shoulder the extra payroll costs.

                Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                46 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (9-30-19 to 10-4-19)

                This week, from Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4, features Nights of the Jack, a Tito’s Vodka & Tito’s Tacos party, Freeform’s Halloween Town, Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Dumpling & Beer Festival, Haunted Little Tokyo and MUCH more.

                Miscellaneous | Religion & Spirituality

                Iran has world’s ‘fastest-growing church,’ despite no buildings - and it's mostly led by women: documentary | Fox

                A new film tells the story of the "fastest-growing church" in the world, an underground, persecuted Christian movement in a country known for exporting radical Islamic terrorism -- Iran.

                Miscellaneous | Gardening

                How to Use Annuals and Tropicals in a Fall Garden - FineGardening

                Tim Erdmann, horticulturist from Longwood Gardens in PA, offers some tips for how to use annuals and tropicals for a great late-season show in the garden.

                  Miscellaneous | Judaism

                  What Is Rosh Hashanah?

                  The Jewish New Year, anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, a day of judgment and coronation, and sounding of the shofar . . .

                  Miscellaneous | Judaism

                  9 Rosh Hashanah Myths and Misconceptions - High Holidays

                  Get ready to reexamine everything you ever assumed you knew about Rosh Hashanah

                  Miscellaneous | Religion

                  Michigan Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Win Big in Court, Allowed to Keep Following Their Religion

                  A district judge in Michigan has ruled that a faith-based adoption agency can continue to practice its religious beliefs and still partner with the state in connecting foster children with families who want to adopt them.

                    Miscellaneous | Other Stories

                    I bought a foreclosure in San Francisco. Here are six tough lessons I learned.

                    With the real estate market just now beginning to take a breather after a years-long sprint, it's a good time to remember that a decade ago the Bay Area was not immune to the foreclosure crisis facing the rest of the nation. After the financial collapse o

                    Miscellaneous | Terrorism

                    The EU is funding child abuse!

                    They are giving money to a kindergarten that you would never send your child to!

                      Miscellaneous | Islamism

                      The Most Important Lesson from the Horrendous Hebron Massacre of 1929

                      The Hebron massacre of 1929 decimated the oldest Jewish community in the Holyland of Israel, which existed in Israel since Second Temple times 2,000+ years ago!

                      Miscellaneous | Islamism

                      Explosive Undercover Report: Horrendous Incitement Exposed inside Mosques Across North America

                      This is happening right under the noses of the American authorities, across the United States. This undercover investigation exposes the radical incitement.

                      Miscellaneous | Terrorism

                      The NY Times blames airplanes for 9/11 instead of Muslim terrorists

                      This crossed a line that I didn't think could be crossed.

                      Miscellaneous | Islamism

                      Arabs threaten and beat Muslim woman as she stands up for Israel

                      They have repeatedly attacked Sara Zoabi, but she refuses to give up!

                      Miscellaneous | Judaism

                      Jack Cohen - The Truth about the Palestinians I

                      Jack Cohen – The Truth about the Palestinians I I saw an unusual program on France 24 News in English on Friday that presented a view of the Palestinians rarely seen – the truth!  The program interviewed ordinary Palestinian Arabs in Gaza and the

                      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

                      43 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (9-20-2019 to 9-22-2019)

                      This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 features The Queen Mary Night Market, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, Dino Fest at NHMLA, Oktoberfest at Eagle Rock Brewery, The Barnsdall Art & Craft Fair and MUCH more.

                      Miscellaneous | NEW YORK CITY

                      The History Behind 7 New York City Street Names

                      Ever wonder how a street got its name? Well New York doesn't only have the common street names like "20th street" as everyone assumes, here are eight NYC street names and their history.

                      Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

                      No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

                      Violence has been the sire of all the world’s values,” wrote poet Robinson Jeffers in 1940. “What but the wolf’s tooth whittled…

                      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

                      38 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (9-13-2019 to 9-15-2019)

                      This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 features Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Picnic + Movie Night, TARFEST, Doggie Paradise at The Queen Mary, Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in Chinatown, COAST Open Streets in Santa Monica

                      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

                      Things to do in Chicago this weekend: The Rickmobile pop-up, French bulldog ‘pawty,’ Nick Offerman, Wine Fest on the Beach

                      Things to do in Chicago this weekend include The Rickmobile pop-up event, a French bulldog ‘pawty,’ Nick Offerman, Wine Fest on the Beach and more.

                      Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

                      Cops shut down massive 3,000-person game of hide-and-seek at Ikea

                      More than 3,000 people planned a giant game of hide-and-seek at an IKEA store in Scotland — but a team of police officers weren’t playing around and broke up the fun, according to a reports. Revelers planned to turn the sprawling furniture chain in Glasgo

                      Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

                      It now costs $350,000 a year to live a middle-class lifestyle in a big city—here’s a sad breakdown of why

                      You can certainly live on less, but it won't be easy if your goal is to raise a family in a big city, save for your children's education, save for your own home and save for retirement (so you can actually retire at a reasonable age).

                      Miscellaneous | Stuff I Like

                      The Reason Why Ships Are Often Painted Red on the Bottom | Mental Floss

                      No matter the color of a vessel, the hull below the water line is often painted red. The reason has something to do with worms.

                      Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                      32 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (9-9-19 to 9-13-19)

                      This week, from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, features Twilight Concerts On The Pier, Griffith Observatory Sunset Walk & Talk, Brian Wilson & The Zombies at The Greek Theatre, Moonlight Yoga at LA River, Son of Monsterpalooza and MU

                      Miscellaneous | Islamism

                      Miss Iraq exposes CAIR's plan to destroy America!

                      She can see the truth, yet so many Americans can't!

                      Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

                      43 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (9-6-2019 to 9-8-2019)

                      This weekend in L.A. from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8 features The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival, Muse 'til Midnight at LACMA, Downtown Long Beach Buskerfeest, The Moon Festival Spectacular and MUCH more.

                      Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Chicago

                      The Best Things to Do in the Fall in Chicago!

                      Explore the best things to do in the fall in Chicago, including apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Halloween.

                      Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

                      More Than 1500 Museums Across the Country Will Be Free to Visit on Museum Day | Mental Floss

                      On September 21, more than 1500 museums across America will celebrate Museum Day by offering free admission to all visitors.

                      Miscellaneous | Islamism

                      "Palestinian" Arab Woman Murdered by Her Family - Honor Killing Goes Viral

                      Muslim Woman Murdered by Her Family Finally Brings Focus to the Heinous Crime of Family Honor Killings in Muslim Society

                      Miscellaneous | Stuff

                      A Simple Trick for Remembering When To Use Who vs. Whom | Mental Floss

                      All you need for this easy grammar check is a couple of pronouns you already know how to use correctly.