The toots of Jewish humour go back to the bible

The toots of Jewish humour go back to the bible

Jeremy Dauber - The Tablet - Articles

If laughter is based on knowledge and understanding (you can only truly laugh at a joke if you’re in on it enough to get it), then it seems to follow that the kind of laughter the Bible does prize is that of those who are in sync with the divine plan for the world, and who are on the right side of God’s covenant. 

The role of Parents in relationships education

The role of Parents in relationships education

Robert Colquhoun - 40 Days for Life - Articles

 “Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them… in conformity with their moral and religious convictions”

Christmas in the Koran — how Maryam gave birth to Jesus under a date palm

Christmas in the Koran — how Maryam gave birth to Jesus under a date palm

Sameer Rahim - The Telegraph - Ecumenism

The Koran says that Mary, a young virgin, is told by God she will produce a “pure son.” When the birth pangs come she retires to a palm tree. Suffering alone (Joseph is not mentioned), God tells her to shake the tree, from which fresh dates fall. Again there is a parallel: in the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, when the holy family stops off on the way to Egypt.

Russian Orthodox bishop visits apostolic nuncio in Tokyo

Russian Orthodox bishop visits apostolic nuncio in Tokyo

ucanews.com reporter, Tokyo - Ecumenism
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk visited the Apostolic Nunciature Nov. 8 where he talked with nuncio Archbishop Joseph Chennoth. Metropolitan Hilarion was accompanied by two Orthodox clerics, officials from the metropolitan's office and the Russian embassy.

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