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Soviet Russia at the height of its powers couldn't subdue Afghanistan.  You rank the current CCP higher?

I would say as they are currently working on another virus  80% more deadly then Coivd 19.... someone there has the ability.
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OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion

My own opinion will remain in silence.

https://conservativebrief.com/political-trips-53001/?utm_source=CB&utm_medium=PP
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From Fred E, our congregation's Drash coordinator who has the drash this weekend:

This week's Haftarah of "VaYeira" (and He Appeared)

Although I didn't pick from the haftarah (2 Kings 4) for this coming Shabbat, I like the way it reads in Hebrew.
The Hebrew original can be a bit amusing. The NIV seems too reverent in 2 Kings 4:8, and assumes to translate "Ishah g'dolah" as "a well-to-do woman". Well you may know that it means "a BIG woman". Like some Yiddisha mamas, they are big and are machers (do-ers) too (smile).  verses 9-10, She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.” This woman is definitely a do-er, as well as BIG!

We hit a funny expression which the English misses: 13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all this trouble for us." gone to trouble puts it lightly. It is really "You have gone to all this TREMBLING for us". The same root as "haredi" an orthodox Jewish "Trembler".
Another eye opener is that level of distress, and that this lady sounds more down to earth, and what many times happens today to one that is in distress.

23 “Why go to him today?” (her elderly husband) asked. “It’s not the New Moon or the Sabbath.”(He's trying to make conversation, I think, but the wife is in distress and doesn't want to have a conversation. She says "SHALOM" - Bye-bye. I can imagine her rushing outside). Instead of  “Bye-bye,” . . . the NIV has “That’s all right,” she said. . . . Sorta watered down, don'tcha think?
26 (Elisha said,) Please, (Gehazi,) run now to meet her, and say to her, ‘Is it shalom (is it peace) with you?  Is it shalom with your husband? Is it shalom with the child?’ ”

And she answered “Bye-bye / SHALOM!,”  NIV did it again, instead it comes up with: “It is well.” instead of "SHALOM!"  The way I see it, she's in distress and doesn't want to waste time conversing with Gehazi, but rather tell him "Bye-bye" (not "it is well.") and keep running directly to the actual man Elisha for help.
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Theology Forum / This week's Haftarah of "VaYeira"
« Last post by DaveW on Today at 10:42:47 »
From Fred E, our congregation's Drash coordinator who has the drash this weekend:

This week's Haftarah of "VaYeira" (and He Appeared)

Although I didn't pick from the haftarah (2 Kings 4) for this coming Shabbat, I like the way it reads in Hebrew.
The Hebrew original can be a bit amusing. The NIV seems too reverent in 2 Kings 4:8, and assumes to translate "Ishah g'dolah" as "a well-to-do woman". Well you may know that it means "a BIG woman". Like some Yiddisha mamas, they are big and are machers (do-ers) too (smile).  verses 9-10, She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us.” This woman is definitely a do-er, as well as BIG!

We hit a funny expression which the English misses: 13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all this trouble for us." gone to trouble puts it lightly. It is really "You have gone to all this TREMBLING for us". The same root as "haredi" an orthodox Jewish "Trembler".
Another eye opener is that level of distress, and that this lady sounds more down to earth, and what many times happens today to one that is in distress.

23 “Why go to him today?” (her elderly husband) asked. “It’s not the New Moon or the Sabbath.”(He's trying to make conversation, I think, but the wife is in distress and doesn't want to have a conversation. She says "SHALOM" - Bye-bye. I can imagine her rushing outside). Instead of  “Bye-bye,” . . . the NIV has “That’s all right,” she said. . . . Sorta watered down, don'tcha think?
26 (Elisha said,) Please, (Gehazi,) run now to meet her, and say to her, ‘Is it shalom (is it peace) with you?  Is it shalom with your husband? Is it shalom with the child?’ ”

And she answered “Bye-bye / SHALOM!,”  NIV did it again, instead it comes up with: “It is well.” instead of "SHALOM!"  The way I see it, she's in distress and doesn't want to waste time conversing with Gehazi, but rather tell him "Bye-bye" (not "it is well.") and keep running directly to the actual man Elisha for help.
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Theology Forum / Re: Law & Grace - Which?
« Last post by RB on Today at 08:43:58 »
Come on, RB.  That is a terribly unfair criticism; and totally unnecessary.  Disagreeing with you does not constitute a lack of love for the truth nor the lack of the gift to do so. 
I never said or even hinted that to be so. Of course, you can love God, without agreeing with me. Yet, refusing to earnestly contend for God's truth shows a lack of love for it~ that's all I have said, no more

I'll be back later, the Lord willing~ for now, I have some appointments.
Quote from: 4WD on: Today at 07:05:06
As for truth, I don't think you have it for whom Jesus is calling the wise and understanding in Matthew 11:25.  Neither there nor in 1 Corinthians 1.  They are the unbelievers.  That whole passage, verses 18 to 31 is comparing the believers and the unbelievers of Paul's message of the cross, the saved and the unsaved. It is a continuation of Paul's concern with those in Corinth who were causing division.  The message was the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. That is not something that can be discerned from anything that we see or can study in this world. Paul said, "...the world did not know God through wisdom...." (v.21)  It is not something that we can figure out.  It must come from preaching such as that from Paul.

And we must be careful here.  Such wisdom does not prevent anyone from believing.  Paul noted in verse 26 that "not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth". Notice that he said "not many" with the implication that some might well have been.  But that was not the basis for their believing.
Later I want to consider your words. RB
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One of many drugs tested and deemed safe by the FDA that was later pulled from the market - Vioxx.

It was touted as "new" and only the second drug of it's kind ok'd by the FDA. (reminds me a bit of this vaccine - new.)

Come to find out, it was causing heart attack, stroke, and liver and kidney failure and resulted in hundreds of thousands of severe illnesses, plus 60k deaths.

I'm not into "new" pharmaceuticals. If I have to take something, give me the tried and true.


https://www.drugwatch.com/vioxx/
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Theology Forum / Re: Law & Grace - Which?
« Last post by 4WD on Today at 07:05:06 »
The truth is~you truly do not have the love for the truth and the gift to do so, let's be honest.
Come on, RB.  That is a terribly unfair criticism; and totally unnecessary.  Disagreeing with you does not constitute a lack of love for the truth nor the lack of the gift to do so. 

As for truth, I don't think you have it for whom Jesus is calling the wise and understanding in Matthew 11:25.  Neither there nor in 1 Corinthians 1.  They are the unbelievers.  That whole passage, verses 18 to 31 is comparing the believers and the unbelievers of Paul's message of the cross, the saved and the unsaved. It is a continuation of Paul's concern with those in Corinth who were causing division.  The message was the sacrifice of Christ on the cross. That is not something that can be discerned from anything that we see or can study in this world. Paul said, "...the world did not know God through wisdom...." (v.21)  It is not something that we can figure out.  It must come from preaching such as that from Paul.

And we must be careful here.  Such wisdom does not prevent anyone from believing.  Paul noted in verse 26 that "not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth". Notice that he said "not many" with the implication that some might well have been.  But that was not the basis for their believing.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Start To Worry If You Are Double Jabbed
« Last post by Rella on Today at 06:53:10 »
This is very true.
 
And somewhere... can not find right now... I do have the link to the long term effects that are expected with the vaccines.
10 and even 20 years from now.

For old people I guess they are looking for any way to get another day on earth... (WHY?)... and if they are 70 plus then 80
seems a bonus and 90 ... NO ONE in their right mind would want to live that long with all the bad that they will experience.

I digress.

No one under 70 should ever get those shots.

Probably no one under 70 should get any vaccination, period. All those childhood diseases, even into adulthood are survivable including covid and the older you get the most likely is you would outgrow a needle need. Of course this is just my opinion
so accept or ignore it.

All one needs to do is read of the dangers that are attached to every prescription either
filled at a pharmacy or on advertising.

Blood Pressure medications and heart regulating medications are among the worst. Both are time bombs with zero guarantees.

BTW... just my opinion here also but I have stopped getting all vitamin type supplements.

I am working on myself to cut out the scripts when they run out but likely wont cause I am a coward. LOL ::tippinghat::



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