Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day in the United States:
A Good Cop Makes The Job Noble.
Please give to the Police Protective Fund: P.O. Box 1084/ Schenectady, New York 12301/ 877-343-2477
God, Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, Ahura Mazda, Durga, just before his first cup of coffee in the morning.
A Semite: "From modern Latin Semita, via late Latin from Greek Sem 'Shem", son of Noah in the Bible, from whom these peoples were traditionally supposed to be descended."
“The term came to include Arabs, Akkadians, Canaanites, Hebrews, some Ethiopians, and Aramaean tribes. Mesopotamia, the western coast of the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Horn of Africa, have all been proposed as possible sites for the prehistoric origins of Semitic-speaking peoples, but no location has been definitively established.
"By 2500 BCE Semitic-speaking peoples had become widely dispersed throughout western Asia. In Phoenicia they became seafarers. In Mesopotamia they blended with the civilization of Sumer. The Hebrews settled with other Semitic-speaking peoples in Palestine.” - Encyclopedia Britannica
There were 2.2 billion Christians (32% of the world's population), 1.6 billion Muslims (23%), 1 billion Hindus (15%), nearly 500 million Buddhists (7%), 400 million people (6%)
that practice African, Chinese, and other folk religions, approximately 58 million people (less than 1%) that belong to other religions (Baha'i, Jainism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Tenrikyo, Wicca, and Zoroastrianism, etc.), and 14 million Jews (0.2%) on the planet in 2010. - Pew Research Center/ edited 5-19
“When a gunman opened fire in a synagogue in California, killing one and injuring three others, Lori Kaye jumped between the shooter and the rabbi.
“Kaye, 60, was shot at the synagogue and died at a nearby hospital.
“In addition to Kaye, at least three others were wounded in the shooting Saturday (4-27) at Congregation Chabad in Poway, north of San Diego. By late Sunday morning, all three injured victims had been discharged from a hospital.” - Faith Karimi & Hollie Silverman/ CNN/ 4- 29-19
"Sri Lanka awoke Tuesday to a day of mourning as the country continued to reel over the devastating attacks which took some 310 lives, including many Christians celebrating Easter Sunday." - Jenni Marsh, Julia Hollingsworth, Bianca Britton and Barbara Starr/ CNN/ 4-23-19
“A wave of bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 321 people and injured hundreds more. Authorities have arrested 40 people."
"While ISIS claimed responsibility, there is no direct evidence the group coordinated the bombings. Authorities have arrested 40 people in connection to the attacks.” - Euan McKirdy and Sheena McKenzie/ CNN/ 4-23-19
"At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday." Patrick Greenfield/ Guardian/ 4-23-19
Please give to Sri Lanka Red Cross Society: National Headquarters/ 106, Dharmapala Mawatha/ Colombo 07, Sri Lanka/ (94) 11 2691095 , (94) 11 2691095/ email@example.com
Happy Good Friday:
"Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary, the divine mercy and the redemption of all people. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover." - Wikipedia
A version originally posted on 4/5/2018:
Have a good Passover...
“Passover or Pesach from Hebrew is a major, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible, especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. According to standard biblical chronology, this event would have taken place at about 1300 BCE (AM 2450).’“ - Wikipedia
Passover 2019, begins tonight, the evening of Friday, April 19, and ends the evening of Saturday, April 27. - Google
"In the debris and rubble of war I see a woman caked in heavy dust, face wiped clean in streaks, tear stains sacrificing grief to gravity. She has long black hair, um, covered in gray powder. The woman is holding the empty body of a small child with her head unsupported, small legs and arms drape boneless from outstretched hands and fingers. The toddler is barefoot, dirty, bloody, broken. Sobbing, the woman’s dark inset eyes are, uh, focused on her child. The mother and child have the same desert-brown coloring of Moses, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed. We don't know if the mother and child are Israeli or Palestinian: we can’t tell -- the camera pans and we move on…"
Originally posted 1/3/2017:
“The ancestors of the Jewish people Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, or the Patriarchs, and Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel, or the matriarchs, stories are told in Genesis.”
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel are common to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam... Abraham is Ibrahim in Islam, Jacob is Yaqub, and Isaac is Ishaaq. - sources various, including Wikipedia
In Arabic: Sarah is Sar, Rebekah is Rafaqa, Leah is Lya, and Rachel is Rashil. - Google translator
"Belief in all of the Prophets and Messengers of God is a fundamental article of faith in Islam.” Other Islamic Prophets: Adam, Jesus, Moses, and Muhammad. - Sound Vision
Jesus is Isa in Arabic. - Google
The matriarch of Islam, Hajra, a slave, is known in Judaism and Christianity as Hagar. - Shahla Khan Salter
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