Look Up

Look up

The splitting of the Red Sea, according to Jewish tradition, is the greatest miracle ever performed. It is so extraordinary that on that day even a common servant beheld more than all the miracles witnessed by the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah,…

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The Filters In Our Mind

The filters in our mind

Ancient Egyptian carvings and writings spoke of a mythical creature, half-zebra, half-giraffe. Nineteenth century British traders described the beast as the "African unicorn," a fantasy creature and a biological impossibility. Even with testimony of native tribes in the Congo, British explorers knew such…

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Butterfly Hearing

Butterfly hearing

There's a haunting little memoir entitled The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, former editor of the French fashion magazine, Elle. At the age of 43, Jean-Dominique suffered a rare kind of stroke to the brain stem. He woke after twenty days in a coma. Only his…

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