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"Look at this stuff... Isn't it neat?"

I literally tried to hide it by putting it in a different Tupperware, wrapping it in a plastic bag, and shoving it in the very back of the fridge where (hopefully) no one will see it.

Issues, I tell you.

I ferreted away some homemade (kosher for Passover!) chocolate-raspberry-almond cake in the fridge because otherwise the men of the house will get to it before I can. I feel a little guilty and a little food-possessive here, but that’s just who I am.

So, this morning I learned about Easter, Jesus, and the Resurrection at Muslim Sunday School. Always something new!

And did you know, Egyptians were the ones to come up with the whole egg-dye thing?

Now it’s 2:30 p.m. on a Sunday. What to do? Maybe catch up on Vampire Diaries? Yeah, that sounds about right.

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Dolly Parton,
A girl and her bed on Sundays are an endless love affair.
The idea of Islam’s inherent toxicity was used to sanctify the war on terror from its very beginning. To frame the conflict as the kind of struggle between good and evil that appeals to all audiences, we could not allow the possibility that Islamic extremists are formed in part by external factors such as poverty, the tyranny of secular autocrats, or least of all Western intervention. We needed to explain the hijackers with the idea of an innately violent Islam, for the same reason we need a “culture of poverty” to explain our urban poor: If the enemy is an abstraction, we are absolved of responsibility. So the hijackers didn’t hate that we starved Iraqi children with our sanctions, they hated our freedom. So extremists weren’t empowered because we systematically crushed nationalist movements, leaving them the best-organized opposition to puppet governments, they were empowered because the arc of Islam bends toward terrorism. Similarly, we must question the existence of moderate Muslims, because the tools of the military and the security state are ill-equipped to accommodate such nuance.

About 50,000 Catholic and Orthodox Christians live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and many need a permit to travel to Jerusalem in the days before Easter.

“I spoke with authorities,” Twal said. “Maybe there were less permits, maybe they came late, or they gave one to the father but not to the mother.”

Restricting Palestinians’ access to Jerusalem during Holy Week, Twal said, is “not fair, not just, not religious.”

(via Palestinian Christians marking Easter are kept from Jerusalem holy site, U.N. envoy says - The Washington Post)


April 19th 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Was the 1943 act of Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II, and which opposed Nazi Germany’s final effort to transport the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camp.



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