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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#48986 Feb 10, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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What's the name at Bulls Head. Tried one there recently and didn't like it.
Coal House Pizza

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#48988 Feb 10, 2013
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
CORRECTION #48982
Other styles? I find THAT TO BE vague terms, It meant from american styles or INCLUDE all the world's styles?
It could be the same as here, or different, in the sense of less good or more good that what we have here.
I think the issue is that we are trying to uniquely define something that is vague by nature. Plus, trying to define pizza is like trying to define bread - elementally its all the same stuff in different combos.

That said, I did notice in my google research that Neapolitan Pizza is a EU trademark - and includes, among other things, Buffalo Cheese.

When people think of New Haven Pizza they usually think of clams on pizza.

I assumed that styles meant American styles.

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#48989 Feb 10, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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What's the name at Bulls Head. Tried one there recently and didn't like it.
People go there for the local beer.

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#48991 Feb 10, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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What's the name at Bulls Head. Tried one there recently and didn't like it.
Not a fan. Pizza was so-so, but really hated the very tight seating arrangements.

Have you tried the new Cuban-Italian place next door to crab shell?

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#48992 Feb 10, 2013
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Not a fan. Pizza was so-so, but really hated the very tight seating arrangements.
Have you tried the new Cuban-Italian place next door to crab shell?
thats NYC style. If you go for lunch its not so crowded.

Didnt know about the Cuban-Italian place.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#48993 Feb 10, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Didnt know about the Cuban-Italian place.
When are you going to come to Mumbai? Serious. Please tell me.
jim

United States

#48994 Feb 10, 2013
MUQ wrote:
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Ans.
01. You are making claims about Jesus which he never made or was never even aware of.
So you are in fact dictating to Jesus what authority he should claim.
02. Allah is in Arabic what YHWH is in Hebrew and what God is in English.
The only difference is that Jews have soiled YHWH to make Him as their "racial God" that has special relationship with them.
The Christians have soiled their God by inserting two of God's Creations to share God-head with Him. One of these is a "human" Jesus and another is an "angel" of God called "Holy Spirit".
It is only Muslims that have pure concept of God, without any deviation or adulteration.
when it comes to the light of G-ds word you and others are standing in a dark room, lost, but keep reading the bible and praying, and seeking god and he just may open your minds to the word of G-od, which is Yeshua, a persons intellect cannot grasp the truth of God without G-d first grasping your intellect, Jesus was the invisible God , made visible in his flesh, he proformed mircles no other prophet had never ever done, only through Jesus can one find heaven..........
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#48995 Feb 10, 2013
Frijoles wrote:
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Didnt know about the Cuban-Italian place.
Please stay away from pizza. It's not all that healthy unless you select your ingredients, including the material that goes into making the flan, carefully.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#48996 Feb 10, 2013
PAPA,

I need your opinion on an important issue.

Can I ask?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#48997 Feb 10, 2013
QUESTION:

How do we explain the origin/existence/emergence of sentience?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#48999 Feb 10, 2013
KOSHER:

Kosher slaughter has attracted criticism from some groups concerned with animal welfare, who contend that the absence of any form of anesthesia or stunning prior to the severance of the animal's jugular vein causes unnecessary pain and suffering. Calls for the abolition of kosher slaughter have been made by veterinarians and animal rights activists.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49000 Feb 10, 2013
I feel the distinction between rishonim and a&#7717;aronim is unnecessary since theology/teachings form a continuation with the latter day teachings serving to fulfil the ones of earlier times. Well, anyway.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49001 Feb 10, 2013
MONISM IS FLAWED:

Monism in its ultimate reach falls short of the absolute standard since it insists on explaining existence with reference to one source and so it goes about reducing the various grades of consciousness and energy into higher or subtler ones with the rationale being that the subtle is the source of the gross.

Finally, the analysis arrives at a point where you get two systems - pure consciousness and pure energy which are the subtlest states of these entities.

How to fuse these two into one?

The monists then aver that pure consciousness is the source of pure energy. This contention is wrong since pure awareness can never give rise to pure energy which is the dynamic side of the universe.

Is it possible to unite pure consciousness and pure energy into a singularity? What would that be? Is it logical to do so?

So, what is the way out of this conundrum?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49002 Feb 10, 2013
TALMUD:

In the Talmudic-based writings it's rare to find an attempt to discard the authority of former teachers with the ground rule being that Amoraim is not permitted to contradict the words of the Tannaim. I agree with this viewpoint since if we assume that the older revelations were correct then later day revelations can only add more insights on the subject matter while never discarding the older teachings and laws. It is a case of the new fulfilling the old to form one cohesive system. I am talking strictly in a Jewish context and leave out other worldviews that may or may not support such a contention.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49003 Feb 10, 2013
QUESTION:

What exceeds monism or non-dualism?
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49004 Feb 10, 2013
THE PROBLEM WITH BELIEVERS & RELIGIONS:

The serious problem with believers is that the religious mind is prone to accept the testimony of the past and remoteness in time adds weight to a scripture or authority.

Were the ancients superior to the moderns?

If the ancients could come into direct contact with supraphysical phenomena and supraphysical beings and manifest them in life then why can't the modern mind do the same?

Is there any fundamental difference between the constitution of the ancient mind as compared to the modern mind?

Were the ancients more capable than the moderns?

If so, in what way?

Or, is it that the God they worshipped has retreated and no longer wishes to come into direct contact with moderns?

If cosmic principles are universal and eternal states of existence, then, it should be possible for a modern to repeat the same inner experiences of the ancients and go beyond if the capacity to do so exists.

It's evident that the last word has still to be revealed given the imperfections and limitations of the previous revealed words.

The mistake believers make is to consider the being they worship as God the ultimate reality when obviously an anthropopathic being who sways with all the dualisms found in the lower planes can not be the ineffable ultimate reality that's beyond name and beyond namelessness, beyond form and beyond formlessness, beyond mutability and beyond immutability, beyond existence and beyond non-existence, beyond attribution and beyond non-attribution and beyond being and non-being.

The ultimate reality is a unified system that serves as the source of these and exceeds the manifested effects.

This makes better sense.
JOEL

Mumbai, India

#49005 Feb 10, 2013
THE LIMITATION OF CAUSATION:

Causation or cause and effect cannot explain the ultimate reality (absolute) since the causal mechanism is itself a device fashioned by the absolute to serve as the organizing and evolutionary principle in the manifestation (universe).
MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#49006 Feb 10, 2013
Which “Sword” the Prophet Used against his enemies: Part-57

Our prophet was not only a preacher. He was also an able administrator and a just ruler.

Those who have experience of administration know when to act tough and when to act with leniency. A King, Ruler and President knows which criminal to pardon and which to get executed. Those who do not have this experience may only speak in idealistic terms. Such idealistic persons are never able to administer any country or state with efficiency.

Beside so many “Swords” which we have mentioned earlier on this thread. He also had a sword of steel. When no other sword worked and the only solution was to wield the sword of steel, he used that also.

Any one who has read his biography knows that how reluctantly he had to use it. We present below, some of these cases, where prophet had to use the sword of steel.

C. The Case of : UQBAH BIN ABU MU’EET

UQBAH BIN ABU MU’EET was an influential chief of Makkah. He was one of the strongest opponent of Prophet when he was preaching his mission in Makkah. He used to taunt and make fun of prophet whenever he used to address people or was giving any sermon.

On one occasion when Prophet was praying in Kaaba and was in the act of prostration, this stone hearted man, asked some one to get intestines and other rejected parts of a slain camel to put on the back of prophet. Due to this weight, prophet was unable to sit-up from prostration. UQBAH BIN ABU MU’EET and his group were laughing and enjoying the scene.

Some one informed Fatima the daughter of prophet who came running and removed the filth from his back. When prophet finished his prayer and lifted his hands towards sky and said “O Allah! You take care of UQBAH BIN ABU MU’EET , Abu JAHL….and a few others” This filled all these persons with fear.

UQBAH BIN ABU MU’EET was with the army of Makkan when they went for the battle of Badr, he was captured during the battle. He was being taken to Madina, when one night prophet saw him joking and laughing and as if his captivity had not made any change in his attitude towards life.

So prophet ordered that he be executed and he along with another captive (whose case is next) was executed.

The prophet had to use “steel sword on some one” when he was convinced that he should be made an example for others. We abide by his judgment.


D. The Case of : NADHER BIN HARITH

He was also one of the prominent person of Makkah and a very staunch enemy of Islam and prophet. When the stories of prophets were revealed in Quran, he used to say that these are nothing but tales of past and imaginary stories.

Then he went to Syria and Iran and brought from there books of their folklore and old stories. These he used to recite during nigh gathering of Makkah people, so as to wean them away from listening to Quran. Some commentrators say that he was the person mentioned in 31:6-7, which read:

“But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (for meaning) to mislead (men) from the path of Allah and ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a humiliating penality. When our signs are rehearsed to such a one, he turns away in arrogance, as if he heard them not, as if there was deafness inboth his ears: announce to him a grieveious Penality”

NADHER BIN HARITH also took part in the battle of Badr, and was taken captive during the war. He was also one whom prophet ordered to be killed along with UQBAH BIN MU”EET.

After his death, his daughter wrote an obituary for him in poem where she said “O prophet of Allah, NADHER also deserved from your mercy as you did for your other kins….” When prophet heard it, he said, if I had heard it before, I would have spared his life.

But what was done, it cannot be taken back.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122191862

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#49007 Feb 10, 2013
JOEL wrote:
KOSHER:
Kosher slaughter has attracted criticism from some groups concerned with animal welfare, who contend that the absence of any form of anesthesia or stunning prior to the severance of the animal's jugular vein causes unnecessary pain and suffering. Calls for the abolition of kosher slaughter have been made by veterinarians and animal rights activists.
You left out the rest of the article, and edited out the fact that the veterinarians were German

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Jud...

"....More recently, kosher slaughter has attracted criticism from some groups concerned with animal welfare, who contend that the absence of any form of anesthesia or stunning prior to the severance of the animal's jugular vein causes unnecessary pain and suffering. Calls for the abolition of kosher slaughter have been made in 2008 by Germany's federal chamber of veterinarians,[23] and in 2011 by the Party for Animals in the Dutch parliament.[24] In both incidents, Jewish groups responded that the criticisms were attacks against their religion.[23][24]

Supporters of kosher slaughter counter that Judaism requires the practice precisely because it is considered humane.[22]

Research conducted by Temple Grandin and Joe M. Regenstein shows that, practiced correctly with proper restraint systems, kosher slaughter results in little pain and suffering, and notes that behavioral reactions to the incision made during kosher slaughter are less than those to noises such as clanging or hissing, inversion or pressure during restraint.[25].."

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#49008 Feb 10, 2013
JOEL wrote:
THE PROBLEM WITH BELIEVERS & RELIGIONS:
If the ancients could come into direct contact with supraphysical phenomena and supraphysical beings and manifest them in life then why can't the modern mind do the same?
I can only speak for my religion, but in my religion it is ASSUMED that the modern mind can, hence the practice of the religion.

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