August 7, 2020

7 Joyous events that happened on the 15th of Av

By Yanki Tauber From Chabad.org 1. The dancing maidens of Jerusalem Said Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel: There were no greater festivals for Israel than the 15th ofAv and Yom Kippur. On these days the daughters of Jerusalem would go out… and dance in the vineyards. And what would they say? “Young man, raise your eyes and see which you select for […]

How faith and religion are helping during pandemic

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax More people than ever are turning to faith and religion during the COVID-19 pandemic, and experts say that’s good for their health. A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that the coronavirus outbreak is “having profound impacts on the personal lives of Americans in a variety of ways.” According […]

The Editor speaks: When is a Christian NOT a Christian?

Answer: If he or she supports a Bill giving Christian rights to persons who belong to the LGBTQ+ community. This was the astonishing decision from the majority of our MLA’s who voted against the Domestic Partnership Bill.that did not give the LGBTQ+ community the right to get married here but the basic human rights we […]

“Let not your heart be troubled”

Contributed by Rev Douglas Barnes From DIOCESE OF JAMAICA & THE CAYMAN ISLANDS DIOCESE OF JAMAICA & THE CAYMAN ISLANDS At a crucial time in the relationship with his disciples, Jesus told them, “Let not your hearts be troubled! Believe in God and believe in Me! In my Father’s house there are many rooms. If it […]

Join the women’s Maimonides learning celebration live!

This webcast begins: Monday, 21 Tammuz · July 13, 2020 8:00 PM Jerusalem · 6:00 PM London · 1:00 PM New York · 10:00 AM Los Angeles Click here to watch

Interesting rakhi gifts for your brother

Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner. Every year, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the month of August across the world. This joyous festival remarks on the beautiful bond of siblings. Siblings are known for their bittersweet relationship. There are days when they shower love to each other. And there are days when they fight […]

Stabilize Sid’s’ steadily sinking ships – BASIL Springer Column – June 15, 2020

By Basil Springer “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20  In a column I penned just under a year ago, entitled “CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABILITY“, I posed the question “When are we going to open the […]

What have we learnt? How can we change? – Basil Springer Column

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2 On October 16, 2017, I penned a column entitled TIME FOR CHANGE NOW. More than two years hence, we […]

The Editor speaks: What’s important to me is unimportant to you

“Giving an insignificant thing your attention is a form of self-disrespect.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana “Be kind to the things which are unimportant for you because at any time life can make them very important for you!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan “We are unimportant creatures in this universe. We are all alone for the moment. Nobody […]

BASIL SPRINGER: Stay at home – A new norm?

(MAY 18, 2020) By Basil Springer STAY AT HOME: A NEW NORM? – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (MAY 18, 2020) Do everything in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14  Those of us who are occupied as housewives or househusbands, are retired, home-school children, have a virtual job enabled by digital technology or conduct business from home, tend to naturally […]