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Archive | May, 2017

Shavuot (Pentecost)

 Shavuot (or Shovuos), in Ashkenazi usage; Shavuʿoth in Sephardi and Mizrahi Hebrew (Hebrew: שבועות‎‎, lit. “Weeks”), known as the Feast of Weeks in English and as Pentecost (Πεντηκοστή) in Ancient Greek, is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (may fall between 14 May–15 June). Shavuot has  Full Article…

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Mahatma Gandi (quotes)

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. GOD has no religion. Before the Throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For  Full Article…

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Augustine of Hippo (Anthology)

1.   Ogni amore o ascende o discende; dipende dal desiderio: se è buono ci innalziamo a DIO, se è cattivo precipitiamo nell’abisso… (En. in ps. 122, 1) 2.   Se vuoi vedere DIO, hai a disposizione i mezzi per farlo: DIO è amore. (In Io. Ep. tr. 7, 10)3.   Tali sono nella generalità gli uomini, quali  Full Article…

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Mount Zion

Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן‎‎ Tsiyyon), also transliterated Sion, or Sayon, Syon, Tzion and Tsion, is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem. The word is first found in 2 Samuel 5:7 which dates from c.630–540 BC according to modern scholarship. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion), on which  Full Article…

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Misanthropy

Misanthropy is the general hatred, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature. A misanthrope or misanthropist is someone who holds such views or feelings. The word’s origin is from the Greek words μῖσος (misos, “hatred”) and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man, human”). The condition is often confused with asociality. A misanthrope is a person  Full Article…

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