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Israel Turns Seventy

It’s no secret that news about the State of Israel can be colored by anti-Israel political agendas, but on the other side of the coin, pro-Israel news sources are sometimes guilty of churning out propaganda, too. Where can you get a balanced report? First Fruits of Zion […]

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Five Levels of Love: The Didache and Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

Now the Way of Life is this: First, you shall love God who made you; second, you shall love your fellow as yourself. Whatever you do not want to happen to you, do not do to one another. (Didache 1.2) The Didache opens with the dual injunction […]

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Honoring Parents and Telling the Truth

Episodes 5 and 6 of CBS’s Living Biblically explore the question of just how absolute God’s laws are. Does the prohibition on false testimony require us to tell the truth in every situation, regardless of extenuating concerns? Does the obligation to honor one’s parents apply even to […]

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