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Archive | March, 2017

Primo Levi

Primo Michele Levi (31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of several books, novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947) (U.S.: Survival in Auschwitz), his account of the year he spent  Full Article…

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Abraham

Abraham (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם, Avraham ; Arabic: إبراهيم‎‎, Ibrāhīm), originally Abram, is the Patriarch of the Abramitic Religion (and first of the three Patriarchs of Judaism). His story features in the Holy Books of all the Abrahamic religions and Abraham plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The biblical  Full Article…

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Thomas Kempis

Thomas à Kempis, (Thomas van Kempen or Thomas Hemerken or Haemerken, litt. “Hammerkin” (small hammer); c. 1380 – 25 July 1471) was a German/Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian books on devotion. His name means Thomas  Full Article…

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Leviticus 19, 18

18 You shall neither take revenge from nor bear a grudge against the members of your people; you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

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Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

WASHINGTON — President Trump put both political parties on notice Monday that he intends to slash spending on many of the federal government’s most politically sensitive programs — relating to education, the environment, science and poverty — to protect the economic security of retirees and to shift billions more to the armed forces. The proposal  Full Article…

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Lent

Lent (in Latin Quadragesima) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends approximately six weeks later, before Easter Sunday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement, and self-denial. This event is observed in the Anglican,  Full Article…

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