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On the prowl for wonders in Jerusalem

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I’m still in Jerusalem, ladies and gentlemen, staggering from one fascinating sight to another, while my wife suffers by my side — may the Lord comfort her. One of the sights we visited was the old neighborhood of Me’a She’arim, to investigate the people referred to in the press as the ultra-orthodox. You see these people from time to time at home, where they come across as a picturesque subculture, like the Amish, in their ...

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JOBES
March 25, 2012
7:07 a.m.

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Well known fact at the Gazette that Carl is very tight with his $$$ so I'm guessing he didn't donate to the "Torah Study Institute.”

carosini
March 25, 2012
10:16 a.m.

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Carl will say anything for a story it's a shame he can't just enjoy his vacation

wmarincic
March 25, 2012
3:49 p.m.

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Why not go to Mecca and tell those peaceful muslims what you think Carl? No guts? I didn't think so.

lanaturner
March 26, 2012
8:05 a.m.

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@wmarinic
Mocking another religion...how Christian of you.

albright1
March 26, 2012
9:08 a.m.

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@LauraTurner.......you're obviously a jr. high school student.....you should wait till you have grown up a bit before commenting.....

lanaturner
March 26, 2012
2:14 p.m.

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@albright...you and wmarainic go to the junior prom together? A couple of real gems you two are...

EH3
March 26, 2012
7:42 p.m.

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albright1, so she's a jr. high student for calling wmarincic out on his bigotry???

wmarincic
March 26, 2012
10:32 p.m.

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I don't believe telling Strock he does not have the guts to blasphemy the Muslims like he does Christians bigotry. But hey EH3, you and lanaturner can say whatever you want and hide behind an anonymous name. When you two have the guts to come out in the open I might give you credit for your opinion, until then you are just trolls.

albright1
March 26, 2012
11 p.m.

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EH3,

You, wmarinic and I post comments about the substance of the letters or editorials. You can click on @lauraturner and see what she posts. They are almost exclusively attacks on those with whom she disagrees. It doesn't add to the quality of the discussion.

EH3
March 27, 2012
6:42 a.m.

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Wmarincic, you've already threatened "to make me cry" on an earlier post because you disagreed with me, and more recently proudly bragged how you shot someone "point blank". You attack anyone who disagrees with you ("trolls, etc)-I find you and many of your views frightening and therefore use my initials instead of my full name so you don't show up at my housesome dark night, shoot me and claim self defense...
As far as the Christian Bigotry, Strock has questioned Islamic doctrine the same way...

wmarincic
March 27, 2012
6:59 a.m.

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Yes EH3 I did say I was going to make you cry because like lanaturner you attacked me for my opinion. A drug fueled addict forced his way into a 5 star hotel room that I was living during my divorce. He said he was going to take my money and then kill me, as he pulled the gun from his pocket I shot him with the one I was legally able to carry. The police and grand jury both cleared me of any wrong. He survived and went to jail, had it been a liberal gun control state like NY I would be dead. End of story. I find people like you and your progressive views as frightening. At least I stand behind my views rather than hide behind them.

EH3
March 27, 2012
7:08 a.m.

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I prefer progressive to your repressive...

EH3
March 27, 2012
7:17 a.m.

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or regressive...

lanaturner
March 27, 2012
8:12 a.m.

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@ lanaturner is Laura Turner, ok? now you know my name...what's yours?

wmarincic
March 28, 2012
6:39 a.m.

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Bill Marincic

lanaturner
March 28, 2012
7:32 a.m.

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Thanks Bill...you know the fact that a guy got into your "5 Star" hotel room sounds a bit like a professional job to me. Can't imagine who you could have pissed off that much. Oh, wait...

smith
March 28, 2012
1:48 p.m.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, containing almost all of Isaiah and partials of all other Hebrew Bible books--except one: maybe Esther (not sure)-- are dated ~4th & 3rd century BCE, some 1300-1400 years difference from the former MS dated 900CE. The difference between that and when the "original" documents -- those written from the oral -- is about 600 years. Relatively, the Scrolls are not at all far removed; further, the Scrolls are by and large pretty consistent with the textual tradition, sure there are differences, they aren't exact, but there is a remarkable, high, degree of correspondence; a relatively stable text. And that is after 1400 years, leaving less than half that to the original writing. An extrapolation that inserted continued differences over time would still give us stable texts. The column does not agree with facts one finds in academia.

carosini
April 1, 2012
9:06 a.m.

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You asked the Lord for help now that is something, do you know what you just said? Be careful what you ask for you might just get it. I hope

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