Romance in the 21st Century

Many years ago my wife purchased the complete VHS set of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice staring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as a Christmas gift. I was busy and was unfamiliar with this story. The videos sat on my bookshelf, unopened and unwatched.


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Rosh Hashanah guide for the perplexed, 2016

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on Tishrei 1 and 2 which is
October 2 (sundown) – Oct 4 in 2016 (Chabad.Org)

Based on ancient Jewish Sages, September 28, 2016

1. Rosh Hashanah is one of four Jewish New Years: (a) Rosh Hashanah, the anniversary

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Time to Re-Declare a War on Drugs

Repeat a lie often enough, the saying goes, and it becomes the truth. Take the War on Drugs. As you’ve surely heard in everything from sneering editorials to unsourced memes on Facebook, it was a dismal failure. Heck, it made the problem worse.


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The Shamrak Report Sept 28, 2016

The Shamrak Report is an independent weekly editorial letter published since 2001. The aim is to promote the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict; motivate Jewish people and our true friends to uphold the ideals

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Obama’s denouement

Since he entered office nearly eight years ago, Obama’s foreign policy has always sought to kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, his policies are geared toward fundamentally transforming the US’s global posture. On the other, they

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Preserving the Dignity, Service and History of Veterans

Of my parent’s seven children four chose to serve our country in the military. My oldest brother Bob, served in the US Navy; my younger brother Howard served in the US Army, and my oldest sister Doris served in the US Navy and I was recruited by the

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Paths Down the Road a Piece

I’m currently, while stretched out on the sofa, reading Charles Kuralt’s America,

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A Poor Way to Measure Poverty

Poverty is down, the latest Census Bureau report shows. Good news, to be sure, but some context is needed. A closer look at the data reveals that things aren’t necessarily the way they appear.

The poverty rate of families with children in 2015 was 16.3

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The True Steps to Becoming a Godly Man

What does it mean to be a man of God or a Godly man? It probably depends on who you ask and their unique perception. Some would say that being a man of God doesn’t sound like very much fun, while others would consider a man of this caliber to be utterly

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Have rolled-back sanctions rolled-back Iran’s rogue policy?

The July 2015 nuclear agreement with the Ayatollahs of Iran is perceived by the USA as a binding, strategic agreement of peaceful coexistence with Iran. In contrast, the Ayatollahs view it as a tenuous, tactical agreement, advancing an offensive strategy

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