réalité peu romantique

The cool, crisp air lingers throughout the sunshine-filled pasture.The calm lull of fat cows wafts across the Lilly-filled hills.The majestically-colored pedals flow along crystal-clear streams.The waterlily. The ferns. The deep, rich smell of early spring.I stare at my computer.I shut it off, get into my stone-cold bed, and go to sleep.

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parshat vayera: Rising Above and Preserving Jewish Identity

In this week’s Parsha, when Hashem speaks to Mosheh, He uses four phrases of “redemption”: Vehotzaiti, Vehitzalti, Vega’alti, and Velakachti. The Netivot Shalom explains that these phrases represent the four different redemptions that took place. Hashem first “took us out” of the corruption and immorality of Egyptian culture, which they had been bombarded with for hundreds of years (the first redemption). The second stage was to “save them”, each person

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The Rising Cost of Living

Since the start of 2021, inflation, coupled with an insubstantial increase in the median American family income, has caused stress to many people. The current inflation rate sits at 6.2%— the highest it has been since 1990— and the price of certain essential goods, like gas, have risen significantly higher than that. As of December 18th, 2021, the national average

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“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

Expensive shoes forced on my vagabond feet Drag me on their own pilgrimage.  Royal clothing shield my longing heart From the people whom hold my friendship.  Free me. Free my soul. Free my path. Release me to my people. 

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PARSHAT KORACH: AHARON’S RESPECT FOR HIS FELLOW JEWS

The Torah in Parashat Korah delineates the twenty-four “Matenot Kehuna” – gifts that the Kohanim are to receive from the rest of the nation. After listing all the various gifts, G-d commands Moshe to tell Aharon that these gifts are a “Berit Melah Olam” – literally, “an eternal covenant of salt” (18:19). Different approaches have been taken to explain the

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Parashat Sh’lach – Positive Evaluation

Viewpoints can be found throughout our nation’s history, whether it’d be Avraham’s viewpoints on who the master of the world is down to who the Jews thought should be king after Shlomo Hamelech’s passing. From explaining why some people did a certain action down to how they view the world, subjectivity is crucial in developing a person. While Hakadosh Baruch

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Conveyed Through Political Cartoon

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Depicting-Visual-Arguments%3A-An-ART-Approach-Groarke/5460f2e2cb424a0b2b39b5ded15a1f95373c07c7#citing-papers L. Groarke cites this figure in his essay on “Depicting Visual Arguments: An ART Approach”. This is a political image depicting the Israel Palestine conflict. This conflict is a long-lasting conflict starting over 50 years ago, with its roots starting even earlier. Ever since Israel has become its own country there has been a constant battle between Israel and

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Knotts Berry Farm Vs. Six Flags Magic Mountain: Where to Spend Your Summer Days

An amusement park is: “a commercially operated park having various devices for entertainment (such as a merry-go-round and roller coaster) and usual booths for the sale of food and drink” (Merriam Webster). According to Kids Konnect, the first amusement parks were created in Europe during the middle ages; these parks consisted of fairy and pleasure gardens where people attended for

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