15 April 2014

Should Israel Respond Firmly to Palestinian Blackmail?

Efraim Inbar of the Middle East Forum writes about the latest hiccups in the Israeli-Palestinian Authority (peace?) talks.

He raises a number of interesting points that got me thinking, which is exactly why I'm sharing his article with you.

http://www.meforum.org/3804/israel-palestinians-diplomacy

~ Veronica

13 April 2014

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public - Pew Research

The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has conducted an extensive survey in seven Muslim-majority countries -- Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- looking at Tunisia as the birthplace of the Arab Spring and how happenings in Tunisia effect other Arab countries.

The study itself is very interesting - read it as a PDF here - however what caught my eye was a January 2014 article by the Pew Research Center (using UoM's data)  looking at the way MEN prefer women to dress in public places in the above-mentioned countries.

Ebla Tablets

Lately, I've been researching the historical accuracy of and the history 'behind' the Biblical account of creation and early life on earth. This means examining for instance the Biblical account of Creation, the story of Noah's Flood and the story about the Tower of Babel. 

The Babylonian Enuma Elish creation myth is a lot like the one in Genesis; the story of Noah's flood and ark is for instance also told in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

06 April 2014

Global Religious Diversity - Pew Research

An interesting study by the US-based Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project takes a look at religious diversity around the world.

The study compares religious diversity around the entire world, per region and per individual country. The world's five main religions Buddhism, Christianity,

05 April 2014

Why My Kids Are Not the Center of My World ~ a commentary

Today's blog post is going back to the Early Days! Childcare, Education and some Developmental Theories thrown in! Brace yourselves!

My cousin who's a working mother of two, sent me a link to a post by blogger Stephanie Metz. Her comment: "Finally someone says what I've been thinking!" This of course got me thinking, and got me curious to read the post.

Blogger Stephanie Metz writes about her life as a working mother on her blog The Metz Family. The post I'm talking about is from October 2013 entitled "Why My Kids Are NOT the Center of My World" and as she cautions, it may be a controversial post to read.

04 April 2014

Google Maps does it again

This makes me happy!
Interactive maps that are easy to use and compare! Want to see what war, climate change or a forest fire do to a geographical region - Google Maps can show you!

Daily Mail article here

01 April 2014

50 People in the Bible confirmed archaeologically

The Bible is full of stories of ancient prophets, famous leaders and inspiring kings. Stories of courage and loss, conviction and faith, hope and betrayal. Fantastic-sounding stories about men named Adam, Noah, Moses, David, Solomon, Judah... Men who form the backbone (the forefathers) of the Jewish people and have inspired millions with their words, their wisdom or their inspiring deeds.