Who was the First Facebook User?

WHO WAS THE FIRST FACEBOOK -- USER? It is, by all means, a fascinating story—told in this week’s Haftarah, in the book of Joshua. Joshua sends two spies to reconnoiter the land, and particularly the city of Jericho. The spies arrive in Jericho and go to the home of “Rachav,” who according to the Talmud for forty years served as an immoral, promiscuous individual. At the age of fifty, Rachav converted to Judaism! And she now used these three items—the flax, the window and the rope—to … [Read more...]

“Five Holiday Bonding Experiences to try With Your Teen”

  With the holiday break quickly approaching, your teen may be tempted to hang out in his or her room, especially if Santa brings the latest tech toy. Instead, entice your teen to bond with you. Take up a hobby, share an activity or try something new as you build a relationship with your teen this Christmas. Volunteer Together Since his birth, Max Ervanian joined his parents in serving annual Christmas meals to the homeless in Florida. The city of St. Augustine reports that … [Read more...]

Friendship Day 2013 – Celebrate Each Other on this Day!

International Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day was proposed in 1958. Initially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Digital communication … [Read more...]

Alchemy, a much needed insight!

"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God." (NewT:1 Corinthians 11:11-12) Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners' claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone possessing powers including the … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to have, ‘Date Night with Your Daughter’

'Date Night with Your Daughter' The first relationship that little girls will form with a member of the opposite sex is the one that they have with their father. This relationship is also one of the most influential and important of a young girl’s life, as it often shapes the ones she builds with other boys and men as she ages.   Here are 10 of the reasons why all fathers should have date nights with their daughters, starting when they’re very young and continuing as they get … [Read more...]

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