MONT GERIZIM, West Bank – In the occupied and largely segregated West Bank, Jews live in closed Israeli settlements and Palestinians live in Arab towns and villages. And then there are the 440 inhabitants of the hilltop village of Al Tor, who float between the two worlds. As children, they grow up speaking Arabic. As …

I blame the Afghan debacle directly on the American military command, on the medal-winning, classified, flouted, confused geniuses whose incompetence created the absence of a variety of extraction plans, for all conditions. If they had learned from our experience in Viet Nam and the experience of the Russians in Afghanistan itself, the plans should have …

It was a season of firsts for the Saints in their first season as a Triple-A affiliate of the Twins, and they added another on Saturday night. For the first time this season, they are in first place, after beating the Iowa Cubs, 7-4, at CHS Field. The Saints entered the game half a game …

If you’re looking for a guide to the perplexities of “Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color,” a good start might be to not think of it as one study. It really is two, and they might have been better titled “Who Exactly Are the Jews of Color Anyway?” “” And …

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug.12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – The Church of Scientology has a long history of sponsoring programs for the betterment of their communities and the world at large. These focus on eradicating social ills: from drug abuse and addiction to widespread violation of human rights and the lack of a moral compass that …

In the days of the BIBLE, war was a frequent reality, a constant threat; to us, even the language and metaphors of war seem foreign and old-fashioned. Ahead of Christian pilgrims, not soldiers. Share the real pain, don’t fight the good fight. Thus, reading Joshua is awkward; for Joshua encouraged the Israelites to feel righteous …

Mary ann prochaska July 31, 1930 – August 8, 2021 Mary Ann Prochaska, 91, of Lorena, passed away on Sunday August 8, 2021. Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday August 13 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, Waco, with Fr. Rakshaganathan Selvaraj as a celebrant. The cemetery incarceration service will be …

METAIRIE – Saints kicker Wil Lutz has scheduled surgery to repair a central muscle injury and it’s unclear if he’ll be back in time for the regular season. New Orleans has signed former Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher to replace him, Maher’s agent Derrick Fox told The Associated Press on Monday night. Lutz announced his …

History links BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Head Coach Kristen skiera announced on Wednesday the hiring of Mary Claire Byrne as assistant coach for the lacrosse program, supplementing her field staff as the 2021-22 academic year approaches, her first at Blacksburg. Byrne was an assistant coach of ECU women’s lacrosse for two seasons, covering the 2020 …

With hundreds of Jewish residents and hundreds of thousands of international visitors this year, the United Arab Emirates is now home to the “largest small Jewish community in the world.” In the following honeymoon year the agreements of Abraham, this community has rapidly grown from a simple point of curiosity to a new center of …