Hi-Tech, Old Testament, Recent History

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Hi-Tech, Old Testament, Recent History


Don't be surprised at so much high-tech hatchings in Israel. The first two tablets didn't come out of the garage of Steve Jobs, but from Moses who brought them down from Mount Sinai.

Unfortunately, he had to replace his original tablets - after losing his temper and smashing them because the Israelites weren't reading the 10 messages.

When Jehovah promised a land of milk and honey, Moses had to draw water out of stone to make the desert bloom.

-While Israel's neighbors, digging for water, cursed their luck for striking only useless black gooey stuff.

When Jehovah gave Abraham a son, Isaac, by his barren wife Sara, He didn't stop there - He promised that Abraham's descendents would be as many as the stars. This also gave birth to three major religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, DEMOCRATIC VALUES. Modern-day Israel has to win the peace. One of its tools is the Abrahamic Trialogue (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Abrahamic Trialogue director Dr. Racelle Weiman is trained in the unique "dialogical method" of respect and understanding through Inter-religious Dialogue. She focuses on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Tolerance Education for the 21st Century.

She is also senior director of the Global Education and Program Development. Her extensive work in bridging issues that keep humanity apart has taken her to several capitals and earned her national honors, including the Philippine Lakandula.

Dr. Weiman's expertise is relevant to Philippines contemporary issues, particularly on the Framework Agreement on Bansangmoro.

Dr. Weiman's advice is for open and transparent dialogue with effort by both sides to reach acceptable agreement. …

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