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Ancient Samaritan Sect, Straddling Israel and Palestine, Celebrates Passover On West Bank Hilltop | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

MOUNT GERIZIM, West Bank -- The chants and prayers of hundreds of men echoed Saturday night from the top of a West Bank hill nestled next to a Jewish ...

Iran and Israel and US

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The interventionist 19th century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston famously said that "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."

Emotional Rescue

Alan Ross | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Ross

It would be prudent as well as a wonderful legacy to those who have lost their lives to suicide to turn our focus out of the darkness and into the light, from focusing on the details of death and disaster to our potential to provide support to those who are out there right now and need our help.

Our Policy in Preventing Suicide Should Be "If In Doubt, Check It Out"

Alan Ross | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Alan Ross

Altruistic or not, it is of great benefit to our friends, family and community to gain insight into what the person in crisis is thinking and feeling -- whether we understand them or not -- in order to intervene in a potential life-threatening situation.

Marathon Strength: An insider's View of the Marathon Bombings, One Year Later

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Nancy Rappaport

Teachers and school officials are often asked to use our own personal strength in times of crisis, but the Boston Marathon bombings presented us with extraordinary circumstances that unquestionably tested our strength.

The True Meaning of Happiness

Roberta Hurtig | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Roberta Hurtig

Simple acts of kindness alone won't save lives, but talking about issues of happiness and suicide in a frank and open way makes our community a healthier and happier place to live.

WATCH: School Janitor Falls Down Bleachers; Student Walks By Without Helping

Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

What ever happened to good Samaritans? Watch as someone the video identified as a janitor takes a tumble down the gymnasium bleachers, only to be ...

Was Jesus A Fundamentalist?

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

When I was in my early 20s, a Bible teacher posed a rhetorical question that continues to haunt me to this day: "If Jesus was your only source of information about what Christianity should look like, how would you live your life?"

Learning from a Facebook tragedy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If a friend, acquaintance, relative or neighbor had noticed the writings on Jared Lee Loughner's MySpace page or his videos on YouTube and called them to someone's attention, might this horrible tragedy have been averted?