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I really enjoyed this article.
by Jackie Goldstein Without a doubt, Israel is one of the most rapidly developing countries the world has ever known. Israelis work hard, and it shows. Nevertheless, there are gaping holes. These c...
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If, like me, you live on the internet, you should use Tab for a Cause to make donations with every new tab opened.  You can choose which of the chairities they support to contribute to.  And right now, if you join via a link like this, 25 cents are donated to Ebola relief efforts in Africa.
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This is a darn useful article.  The Jewish part is on point.  I'd love to see additional religions included.
Religious Diversity: Practical Points for Health Care Providers Chaplain John Ehman (john.ehman@uphs.upenn.edu) 4/20/07, revised 5/8/12. [For a printable PDF of this resource, click HERE.] Presented here are brief lists of points for health care providers to keep in mind when caring for patients ...
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Thanks, William. It looks useful. What are you up to? What's the baby up
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I am listening to a biography of C.S. Lewis as a book on tape.  It has reached the time in his life when he was giving the radio lectures which would become Mere Christianity.  That made reference to natural law.

Some months ago, I went to a lecture on the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Organizations.  The presenter started off by talking about Catholic ethics originating in natural law.  At the time, I meant to look into it, but didn't have time.  

My brief beginning of looking into this led me to a discussion of deontology.  When I was a college senior, I took a course in logic from a professor I liked who encouraged experimentation.  Towards the end of the course, he gave worksheets to experiment with to explore the question of which of the rules of logic we had learned would work in a deontic ethical argument (Would modus ponens work on "If the baby is sleeping, be quiet"?)  There wasn't enough time to explore that as fully as I wanted to.  Every so often, I pull out some scrap paper and try to figure out what I can on this front.  I don't know that I ever get very far, or save the work so that the next time I want to play with it, I am that much further along.  I should work this out with someone and see where it leads.  Recreational logic of ethics, anyone? 
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Interesting to note how the nearly infinitely modifiable meal is good for some and bad for others.
In Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich's vision of the future, every restaurant could have "a different menu for every person." Shaich's chain and others are bringing his vision closer to reality, making it easier for diners to order exactly to...
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Please daven (pray) for Avigayel Bas Rivka Batya, she was born 7 weeks early and weighs 3 pounds.  The next 3 days are very crucial. 
The doctors have introduced nitrous  oxide in the hope it will encourage spontaneous breathing.  Right now she is intubated. She has been resuscitated once already.  With Chasdai Hashem (G-d's lovingkindness) and your teffilot (prayers), she will, please G-d, pull through this ordeal.  (This was edited only slightly from the request put out by a family member of the sick girl)

The link below has one psalm that is appropriate.  Feel free to choose any psalm or prayer you feel fits the situation.
ā ųŅÄéø, ėĮîĖĮōÂėåÉú: āÆųĖŌČā ōÅéðĮé, āÆė-äÆäČøÄéí-- îÅāĮéÄï, éČáÉā ōÆæĀøÄé. 1 A Song of Ascents. {N} I will lift up mine eyes unto the mountains: from whence shall my help come? á ōÆæĀøÄé, îÅōÄí éĀäåČä-- ōÉųŌÅä, ųŅČîĮéÄí åČāČøÆõ. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
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If you could, please add Asher Reuven Ben Arielle to the list of people to pray for. He was three weeks early and is having a rough time transitioning to the real world from the world in utero. I don't want to get into specifics in this public forum, but if you care to know how he is doing, email me. 
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Because leaving your kids in the car with a loaded weapon is an A number 1 idea.

H/T to +Adam Kenigsberg who directed me to an article with this as a link on the side.
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Instead of having a blank screen appear when you open a new tab, you can have a donation to charity made every time you open a new tab.  Why not sign up today?  It supports charities like Water.org and SaveTheChildren.
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Interesting things to think about:
-Government monitoring vs corporate monitoring
-Is opting out really a choice?  What are the costs of opting out?
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As usual with XKCD, read the hover text too.

This is a bit more serious than the comic usually is.
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“Our professor has a policy that if your phone rings in class, you must answer it on speakerphone."
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I've been using this for about a year now.  Instead of a blank page when you make a new tab, it gives you some ads and donates the ad revenue to a charity.  It hasn't slowed down my web use at all and as such seems a free ad easy way to generate money for some good causes.
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