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Ishmael

What's in a Name?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.

Jews and Muslims Share a Holy Week

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

The fasting of Yom Kippur and the rejoicing of Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram are two sides of a common legacy. Faced with ongoing violence, the self-examination of Jews on Yom Kippur and the happiness of Muslims at Eid Al-Adha/Kurban Bayram stand in repudiation of bitterness, prejudice, and incitement.

Isaac and Ishmael: A Rereading for This Jewish New Year

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

The Torah portions for this holiday tell the distinct tales of Abraham's two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. The texts themselves are simultaneously tragic and heroic. They raise hard-hitting ethical questions and uncomfortable dilemmas. In other words, they are real.

Love Is the Real Legacy of 9/11

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

If you had one last thing to say, What would it be? One more way to stand before your liberty. Would it be, could it be, Would it be love? Would it b...

Daniel Quinn's 'My Ishmael' And Suspected Discovery Channel Gunman James Jay Lee

AOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Discovery Channel and it's [sic] affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" ...