HE-SHE says: Be a ‘Mensch’

serious_manA Mensch is many things and one simple thing. A mensch does what is right because it is right; towards family, towards strangers, at home and in public. When people behave with honesty, integrity, consideration and respect, they themselves prosper as does society at large.
By spreading mensch-like behavior we can make our society happier, healthier and more successful.
(beamensch.com)


Mensch (mentsch) – literally “man”: an honorable, decent, stand-up person, as in, “I don’t care who you marry, as long as he’s a mensch.”
(myjewishlearning.com)

 
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Hillary Clinton’s Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is the state of promoting or trying to enforce standards, attitudes, lifestyles, virtues, beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually hold.

 

Libya’s Nightmarish Winter
A Collective Ignorance
by Murray Dobbin, CounterPunch 27-2-1013

 
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No one is good, so be a Buddha

Was Jesus God or a Prophet?
Islamic View (Quran & Science Website)

 
If Jesus was God, why didn’t he simply say: “I, Jesus, I am God and you must worship me”? Instead we find passages like these: “Why do you call me good?”, “No-one is good but God alone!” (Mark 6:10).
Under the Islamic point of view its 100% true and logic, ONLY God is good and perfect, [no other man] – not even Jesus…

[There is not] one passage in the whole Bible where Jesus is saying ‘I AM GOD, WORSHIP ME’. So why not be as clear as the Quran, that clearly denies the Godliness of men…

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Don’t Mess Around With The Devil In Yourself

The West is adept at demonizing
whoever they want to go after
John Robles, Voice of Russia 24-2-2013

 
Renowned author Dr. Edward Herman spoke with the Voice of Russia’s John Robles…
Dr. Herman speaks about how the West, the CIA and NATO manipulate the media to demonize whoever they want to attack and how friends become evil enemies at the drop of a hat.

 
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We all have to break with the past

Do we, too, have a fabricated history?
Moncef Marzouki on The Invention of the Jewish People
Verso website, 31 January 2013

Moncef Marzouki (born 7 July 1945) is interim President of Tunisia. Through his career he has been a human rights activist, physician and politician. Member of the ‘Congress for the Republic’, a centre-left secular political party. On 12 December 2011, he was elected President of Tunisia by the Constituent Assembly.

After reading Shlomo Sand’s The Invention of the Jewish People he asks about the lessons Sand’s book might have for other nations and peoples.
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The death of the independent thinker

The Prophets and the Priests
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 22-2-2013

 

sacksJudaism is unusual in that it recognises not one form of religious leadership but two: thenavi and Cohen, the prophet and the priest.
The figure of the prophet has always captured the imagination. He (or she) is a person of drama, “speaking truth to power”, unafraid to challenge kings and courts or society as a whole in the name of high, even utopian ideals.
The priests, by contrast, served in the sanctuary.. Yet they, no less than the prophets, sustained Israel as a holy nation.
Indeed, though Israel were summoned to become “a kingdom of priests” they were never called on to be a people of prophets…

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Back to the conservative future

Counterculture Conservatism
By Andrew J. Bacevich,
The American Conservative, February 6, 2013

 

Does authentic American conservatism retain any
political viability in this country in the present age?

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