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Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom   Torah   Leviticus 16:1-18:30 Haftarah Malachi 3:4-24 

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Shabbat Shalom-Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom-Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom Torah Portion Num 8:1-12:16 Haftarah Portion Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Shabbat Candle Lighting Times   Read Entire Story in Battalion of Deborah  

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Report: Poland calls up army reserves: “The world stands on the brink of conflict”

Report: Poland calls up army reserves: “The world stands on the brink of conflict”

By Mac Slavo Though not much is being said about the the Ukraine in U.S. mainstream news circles, the tension in Europe is being stretched to a near breaking point. A few weeks ago the country of Estonia warned that their sources indicated that the Russian Army was are preparing an invasion of the Western-supported Ukrainian government. The President of the country’s provisional government has since deployed at leas 40,000 troops to its Eastern front as a countermeasure should Vladimir Putin’s 80,000 strong military cross its border.

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Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede — to Russia

Thousands sign WhiteHouse.gov petition for Alaska to secede — to Russia

alaskastock.jpg Mar. 10, 2014: A frozen beach on the Bering Sea coast is seen near the last stretch mushers must pass before the finish line of the Iditarod dog sled race in Nome, Alaska. Reuters Moscow’s annexation of Crimea was condemned worldwide, but some people in Alaska apparently are yearning for the days when they, too, were part of Mother Russia. 

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Coming soon? Radiation detectors for Smartphones

Coming soon? Radiation detectors for Smartphones

Posted by newsdesk Radiation detectors are getting smaller and cheaper A handheld radiation camera developed by the University of Michigan engineering researchers offers nuclear plant operators a faster way to find potentially dangerous hot spots and leaky fuel rods. The new Polaris-H detector lays a gamma-ray map over an image of a room, pinpointing radiation sources with unprecedented precision. At least four U.S. nuclear power plants are using versions of the camera, which is now available commercially through the U-M spinoff company H3D. “This technology enables people to ‘see’ radiation,” said Zhong He, a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological…

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Shabbat Shalom-weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom-weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom Torah Num 8:1-12:16 Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7   Shabbat Candle Lighting Times Read Entire Story in Battalion of Deborah        

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Putin redraws map of Europe

Putin redraws map of Europe

 Putin with Crimean separatist leaders in Moscow on Tuesday (Photo: kremlin.ru) By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS – Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (18 March) signed a treaty annexing the Ukrainian region of Crimea, shortly before the Russia-Ukraine confrontation claimed its first casualty. He justified the step in a long speech to MPs which described the Black Sea peninsula – given by the USSR to Ukraine in 1954 – as quintessentially Russian in cultural and historical terms. He said Ukraine is now run by “neo-Nazis, anti-Semites, and Russophobes.” <!–More–> He also framed the crisis in a geopolitical context, accusing Western powers…

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Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom- Weekly Parsha

Shabbat Shalom Torah Numbers 8:1-12:16 Haftarah Zechariah 2:14-4:7 

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Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

Jewish voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

By: Tazpit News Agency  By Roman Mokrinsky, Defaced synagogue in Simferopol. Photo Credit: Tazpit News Agency Two weeks after the fall of the regime in the Ukraine, and as the flow of reports on Russian military advancement in the Crimea intensifies, the situation in the region continues to remain unstable and flammable. The interim government in the Ukraine has issued new laws, many of them with a nationalistic orientation, creating unrest in the Russian speaking regions in the country. Many of these ethnic Russians in the east of the Ukraine fear the new regime and aspire to be annexed by…

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The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

The 160-Year Christian history behind what’s happening in Ukraine

How we have misunderstood Russia, the Crimean Peninsula, and supposedly secular Europe. Philip Jenkins/ March 5, 2014 The 160-Year Christian History Behind What’s Happening in Ukraine Image: Rumlin / Wikimedia Commons In recent days, the Crimean peninsula has been at the heart of what some have described as the greatest international crisis of the 21st century. But this is not the first time the region has been so critical to international affairs. Many educated people have at least heard of the great struggle known as the Crimean War (1853-56), although its causes and events remain mysterious to most non-specialists.

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