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Millennials yearn for community

A few weeks ago I became enthralled by an article in the Wall Street Journal which highlighted the universality of community and shared meaning — values that are often fostered by religions. In the article, the author, Alain de Botton, writes about the loneliness of modern society and how, “we …

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Whitworth class explores post-apartheid South Africa

Last year, 23 Whitworth students spent four weeks in South Africa learning about the multi-ethnic people there as they continue to build a post-apartheid society. The class, “Contemporary South Africa,” examines the historical, social, political, and religious contexts of South Africa, according to a press release. The class focused mainly …

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The moral challenge of training killers

Taliban vow revenge for Afghan civilian murders The circle of violence ever spins, the sword is a poor tool of peace. It often ends up stealing the peace of the one wielding it.   What mystifies me is how the death of civilians is mostly overlooked as 'collateral damage' when …

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71st Kosher Dinner another success

Temple Beth Shalom drew its usual large crowd of about 2,000 people Sunday for its 71st annual Kosher Dinner. Diners enjoyed Kosher relishes, Challah, beef brisket, potato knishes, carrot tzimmes, Mediterranean spiced apples and chocolate rugalach while listening to live Jewish music. A gift shop was also set up, which …

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