Can There Have Been Two Annunciations
By RALPH H. SIDWAY

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An Introduction Islam claims the archangel Gabriel came to Muhammad commanding him to “Recite” and ushering in his prophetic calling. What are we to make of this “Second Annunciation? On March 25, the Orthodox Church commemorated the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary. As the hymn for the Feast says, Today is the beginning of our salvation, …

Hezi ArisCan There Have Been Two Annunciations
By RALPH H. SIDWAY

Neil Gorsuch on Life, Liberty, and the Natural Law
By Dr. PAUL KENGOR

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This week, Hon. Neil Gorsuch testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Did the three-day hearing shed any light on how Gorsuch may interpret the law once he is confirmed for the Court? In this article that first appeared at National Catholic Register, Dr. Paul Kengor highlights some of Gorsuch’s testimony and writes, “Gorsuch’s views stem from a very deep, very rich, and very old tradition known as natural law.

Hezi ArisNeil Gorsuch on Life, Liberty, and the Natural Law
By Dr. PAUL KENGOR

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

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MUNICH, GERMANY — March 13, 2017 — The future of Christians in the Middle East was the subject of a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference, held on 17-19 of February. Organized by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation, the panel was titled “What future do Christians have in the Middle East?” and focused on the situation of the churches in Syria …

Hezi ArisSyriac Orthodox Patriarch Speaks on the Future of Christians in the Middle East

Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Spokesperson Waqas Hussein, and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Friday, March 10, 2017 @10am EST

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity speaks to the proposed and approved construction for a round-about that was on March 3, 2017th contested by Gayle Machica, president of the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce. In that letter, presented to Ossining Village Clerk Mary Roberts, the assertions that a petition to override the go ahead on the roundabout …

Hezi ArisOssining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Spokesperson Waqas Hussein, and Yonkers Tribune Editor-at-Large Hezi Aris on Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris – Friday, March 10, 2017 @10am EST

Grand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim IN MEXICO! – Sunday, March 12th @4:00pm

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Grand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim in Mexico * Mexican Buffet Dinner * Live Mariachi Band * Hamentashen * Megillah Reading * Kids Arts’n’Crafts *Come Dressed up in Mexican attire * Fun for the whole family! COME DRESSED UP! For more information or to RSVP, please call 914-963-8888. Direct eMail to Rabbi@JewishYonkers.com Suggested Donation:$15 Adult, $10 Child, Family Rate: $36 …

Hezi ArisGrand Purim Fiesta and Megilla Reading Featuring Purim IN MEXICO! – Sunday, March 12th @4:00pm

Where Can the Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Go?
By LEAH JESSEN

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The Trump Administration Has an Opportunity to Help This Largely Ignored and Very Threatened Population In recent years, radical Islamic terrorists have murdered and persecuted Christians and other religious minorities by the millions in the Middle East — an issue largely ignored by the mainstream media. Today, fewer than 250,000 Christians live in Iraq, according to a March 2, 2017th …

Hezi ArisWhere Can the Persecuted Christians in the Middle East Go?
By LEAH JESSEN

Assyrian Palace Discovered Under Shrine Demolished By ISIS in Mosul
By JOSIE ENSOR

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An Assyrian stone sculpture of a demi-goddess, depicted sprinkling the “water of life” to protect humans in her care. Archaeologists documenting Isil’s destruction of the ruins of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah say they have made an unexpected discovery which could help in our understanding of the world’s first empire. The Nebi Yunus shrine – containing what Muslims and …

Hezi ArisAssyrian Palace Discovered Under Shrine Demolished By ISIS in Mosul
By JOSIE ENSOR

Engel Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

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WASHINGTON, DC — February 27, 2017 — Congressman Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a leading member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and co-chair of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, issued the following statement in response to the alarming rise of anti-Semitism over the weekend: “An alarming uptick of anti-Semitic attacks has …

Hezi ArisEngel Statement on the Rise of Anti-Semitism

IN MEMORIAM: Service on Behalf of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood – Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 12Noon

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MOUNT VERNON, NY –February 27, 2017 — Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood, who died last week at the age of 91, was the first elected black mayor in the State of New York. He served as Mount Vernon Mayor for 11 years. There will be a Memorial Service held this Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 12Non at Grace …

Hezi ArisIN MEMORIAM: Service on Behalf of Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald A. Blackwood – Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 12Noon

Is Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform?
By ALEXANDER H. JOFFE

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Mustafa Akyol‘s recent New York Times column, “What Jesus Can Teach Today’s Muslims,” bravely broaches one of the most important issues today: reform in Islam. The separation of church and state, the position of women, the role of violence— all of these factors and more must be addressed for the Muslim world to experience its own form of “modernity,” characterized …

Hezi ArisIs Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform?
By ALEXANDER H. JOFFE