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The Debate on the Israeli National Anthem

Lev Hakak | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
 Lev Hakak

In 1877, Naftali Herts (Herz) Imber (Galicia, 1856 - New York, 1909), a young man in his early twenties, authored a Hebrew poem called "Our Hope". The...

Getting Wild: This Latina Finally Gets to Experience the Thrill of the Outdoors

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.

Daily Meditation: Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why Every Jesus Follower Must Show Up In Ferguson!

Pastor Michael McBride | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Pastor Michael McBride

There is a Ferguson in every community across the country. You may not be able or compelled to make the trip to Ferguson, Missouri, but you can walk across the street

My Religious Zionist Dream, My Religious Zionist Reality

Ari Hart | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion
Ari Hart

I yearn for a day when the boundaries between religions, ethnicities and people fall away, when borders and armies are considered relics of a broken past, when humanity recognizes the unity of all things through God. But we are not there yet.

Mom Of Baby Zion Reflects On Her Son's Short, Cherished Life

Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents

The best gifts often come in small packages, and Zion Isaiah Blick is no exception. Mom, Robbyn Blick, was 20 weeks into her pregnancy when doctor...

National Parks Week: Celebrate At One Of Colo.'s Natural Treasures

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.23.2012 | Denver

It's National Parks Week and to celebrate our nation's beautiful natural treasures MapQuest has launched a new feature outlining all 58 national parks...

Tips for Photographing U.S. National Parks Part Two (PHOTOS)

Kim and Barry Hovland | Posted 03.17.2012 | Travel
Kim and Barry Hovland


Iran: Olympics Logo Is 'Zionist'

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although I think Iran's claim is absurd, I'm concerned about some of the conversation this is generating. Iran should put an end to this nonsense and should show up to the Olympics.

Teen Slapped With Medical Bills After Saving Drowning Boy

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The family of a 17-year-old Zion teen credited with saving a drowning boy on Monday in Kenosha, Wis., say the good deed has unfairly saddled them with...

Top Ten Haunted Houses, Just In Time For A Good Scare

The Huffington Post | Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Boo! Ok, so maybe that didn't scare you, but there are quite a few places that pop up this time of year that might do the trick. While most require a ...

DNA Evidence Could Lead To Release Of Zion Man Jailed For Murdering Two Children

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Zion man jailed since 2005 on charges he murdered his young daughter and her friend could be released from custody as soon as Wednesday....

Man Changes Name To 'One Nation Under God' As Anti-Abortion Message

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In God We Trust is now One Nation Under God. The change took place in a Lake County, Illinois courtroom on Friday. It won't affect U.S. currency, t...

DNA Evidence Found On Murdered Zion Girls Could Clear Father, In Prison For The Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: According to the Chicago Tribune, Lake County Major Crimes investigators have linked Jorge "George" Torrez, a 21-year-old Marine, to the doub...

Ten Things to Consider Before we Start Building Nuclear Plants in Illinois Again

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

The 1987 moratorium on new nuclear plants in Illinois signaled that going nuclear was a huge mistake. It's made a mess of our electric system, our regulatory system, and worst of all, the state's economy.