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'Haifa is essentially segregated': cracks appear in Israel's capital of coexistence

Ben-Gurion Boulevard climbs from the bustling port on Haifa’s Mediterranean shore up Mount Carmel towards the famous Bahai shrine, its gleaming golden dome surrounded by lush terraced gardens. On the south side of the palm-lined road, on a spring lunchtime, the Fattoush restaurant is packed with …

Israel

How is Transcendental Meditation different from mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation, often associated with Vipassana (a Buddhist practice), is generally considered to be a form of "open monitoring"—watching …

Hanukkah's true meaning is about Jewish survival

Beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible …

100 years of European involvement in the Holy City

This week marks the centennial of the start of British rule of Jerusalem.<p>Original postcard showing Allenby’s proclamation to inhabitants, with an …

Israel

15 reasons why people deny themselves happiness

I've been on a Brene Brown kick recently, and I'm not fighting it.<p>While reading Dr. Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection some time ago, I was struck by her, "Worthiness Prerequisite List." The worthiness list is basically a list of stuff in your head that you think needs to happen before you can …

Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

<b>Violence has flared between Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Donald Trump's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.</b><p>Clashes erupted in the occupied West Bank and over the Israeli-Gaza border, where one Palestinian was killed.<p>Tensions are high in the wake of Mr Trump's …

Study: One-fifth of Jewish millennials believe Jesus is the son of God

The survey, which was published this week, is mostly composed of the standard questions.<p>><br>• ><p>Belarussian Catholics re-enact a moment in the life of …

Jim Jefferies Rightfully Makes After School Satan Look Like a Joke

November 2, 2017 by Kevin Davis<p>In case you missed it Tuesday night, Jim Jefferies did a segment on his show about the Good News Club and After School …

ERICKSON: Why December Twenty-Fifth?

With the return of the Christmas season, I like to remind people that so much of what we learn about the holiday may not actually be so. You probably …

Theology

7 Saintly quotes about being thankful

"Thank God ahead of time."<p>One of the easiest (and also most difficult) aspects of life is being thankful; not only for the good, but also for the …

Theology

In secular France, a female rabbi dares to bring religion into public life

PARIS — The synagogue is hidden in a parking garage.<p>Outside, a police guard. Inside, a woman rabbi — one of only three in France — and a growing liberal congregation.<p>In a country where official Jewish life is overwhelmingly Orthodox, Delphine Horvilleur is something of a scandal, a married mother …

Romanov Family: Execution and Facts

Peter the Great<p>The Romanovs were high-ranking aristocrats in Russia during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1613, Mikhail Romanov became …

These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Happiness

Citrus-Soaked Butter Cake (Dairy)

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I needed to bake a cake, but as I was gathering ingredients, I discovered that I only had one …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

The true story behind October 13 and the mysterious Knights Templar

Modern-day superstitions found inspiration in the misunderstood Templar order.<p>In Western culture, October 13 is, according to popular superstition, a …

Ancient History

Nothing learnt: Balfour and Britain's generosity with other people's lands

On November 2, the UK will unapologetically celebrate 100 years since the Balfour Declaration — in which it began the process of stealing away the …

Napoleon’s Disastrous Russian Campaign of 1812-1813. By Charles Minard, 1861. [[MORE]]This is Charles Joseph Minard’s famous maps showing the incredible losses suffered by Napoleon on his Russian...

Napoleon’s Disastrous Russian Campaign of 1812-1813.<p>By Charles Minard, 1861.<p>This is Charles Joseph Minard’s famous maps showing the incredible losses …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Comment: How a visit to Israel changed Churchill's outlook

The statesman had honest look at Israel during his stay, BDS activists need to do the same.<p>><br>• ><p>British Home Secretary Winston Churchill is escorted by …

The 100-year-old letter that still divides the Middle East

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught</b> …

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash a day after royal purge

A Saudi prince died in a helicopter crash near the Yemeni border Sunday afternoon, one day after the kingdom’s young crown prince ordered a shocking purge of princes and some of the country’s most influential leaders.<p>Prince Mansour Bin Muqrin was killed in the crash “while performing an inspection …

‘November draws us to the souls in purgatory – a place Our Lady of Fatima confirmed’

Artist’s portrayal of Purgatory COGwriter A Catholic source posted the following: November draws us to the souls in purgatory – a place Our Lady of …

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

Frosting Recipes

Frost your way to better baked goods with these foolproof recipes for buttercream, icing and whipped cream frostings.<p>Vanilla American Buttercream<p>This …

Che Guevara’s Fiery Life and Bloody Death

Fifty years ago, the news spread rapidly around the world: Che Guevara was dead, again, and this time, it seemed likely to be true.<p>Still, news organizations were wary. The day after he was shot to death in a village schoolhouse by Bolivian forces, the third sentence of a front-page New York Times …

TIMELINE: 100 years of Balfour - Region - World

<b>1516</b><p>The Ottomans seize Palestine from the Mamelukes and incorporate it within the Empire<p><b>1596</b><p>The Ottomans begin compiling detailed taxation records …

Israel

Coptic Christian Beliefs

Explore the Longstanding Beliefs of Coptic Christians<p>Members of the Coptic Christian Church believe both God and man play roles in salvation, God …