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The name Abraham means "father of a multitude". He thought that he would die childless but in his old age he was blessed. Hagar, his wife's maidservant, bore him a son: Ishmael. His wife, several years later also bore him a son: Isaac. After the death...

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Jewish culture is a stream with roots deep in history and tied to a particular nation and religion. The religion is the framework on which it exists, but the culture is bound together by a set of shared festivals. Jewish culture is characterised by a...

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Indian Women Are Changing With The Times. But What About Men? By Payal Gandhi Hoon As women in India begin focusing on their careers, they are encountering challenges that many American women can relate to. Women in India, whether in farming communities...

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For years, bible scholars, theologians and ordinary people have argued that Bathsheba was as guilty of adultery as was King David. If so, she would also have to be responsible for husband's subsequent death. Yes? No? This article explores the debate....

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Good fortune and longevity? Every culture should and probably does have something that symbolizes good fortune or prosperity, along with a healthy and long life. In Japan it's the crane ... " ... Maruyama Okyo (1733-95), a painter who revolutionized the...

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