Monthly Archive: November, 2014

Halloween Hit-And-Run Kills Three Teen Trick-Or-Treaters In California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they’re looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.… Continue reading

What Is A Mikvah, And What Does It Have To Do With Sex?

(RNS) Earlier this month we learned that Washington, D.C., police had charged a prominent rabbi with spying on naked women at his synagogue’s mikvah. So what is a mikvah, anyway, and does it… Continue reading

In Canada, Anti-Muslim Bullying On The Rise Following Ottawa Attacks

(Reuters) – Reports of anti-Muslim harassment in Canada have risen, Muslim organizations say, after attacks last week in which two soldiers were killed by people authorities say were inspired by the militant group… Continue reading

‘Memory After Belsen’ Film Asks: How Will We Remember The Holocaust After The Survivors Are Gone?

(RNS) As aging Holocaust survivors gathered at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to celebrate its 20th anniversary last year, a question hung in the air: How will the world remember the Holocaust —… Continue reading

Christian University Offers Full Scholarships To Human Trafficking Survivors

(RNS) Point Loma Nazarene University wants to offer human trafficking survivors who want to earn a college degree a full-ride scholarship. PLNU, a private Christian university located in San Diego, officially launched an… Continue reading

The Delta Queen Riverboat, the Election, and You

In the early 1970s my family and I lived in St. Paul, Minnesota. At that time the Delta Queen–the famous, luxurious riverboat that traveled the Mississippi and other rivers especially in the South–was… Continue reading

Today’s Empire Builders

Empire builders appear to be back in style. They are with us today both in reality and in fantasy. They present the world with the same dilemma that has troubled victims in the… Continue reading

More to the US-Israel Spat than Meets the Eye

In case you haven’t noticed, the Obama Administration is in the midst of an on-going and very public spat with the Netanyahu government in Israel. The “tit for tat” exchanges have been noted… Continue reading

Jake Gyllenhaal Is Obsessed With Getting It Right

The 33-year-old actor gives the best performance of his career in the darkly comic thriller Nightcrawler — this is how he pulled it off. Open Road Films NEW YORK — For weeks now,… Continue reading

17 Little Miracles Every Twentysomething Dreams Of

Because we all want free food and wifi. Not having any student loans to pay off. Debt free is the way to be. A normal Tinder match. Especially one that messages you… Continue reading