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(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky's wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York. Rabbi Weiss said that he views Shcharansky as a symbol of the Jewish people. Religion News Service file photo

(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky's wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York. Rabbi Weiss said that he views Shcharansky as a symbol of the Jewish people. Religion News Service file photo

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(1982) On the 4th day of his week-long hunger strike and vigil on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissident Anatoly Shcharansky, Rabbi Avraham Weiss of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, N.Y., comforts Shcharansky's wife, Avital, outside the Soviet Mission to the United Nations in New York.

  • Bob Johnson

    A few years ago, I was working across the street from the Riverside Church while it was undergoing some renovations. I brought my video camera into work to capture moments from the day — 20 stories up off the ground, watching workers put up the scaffolding.

    Here is the short (2:43) video that I edited to show the process:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq1ai5FXcKE

  • Bob – thank you for sharing!

  • The two murdered troopers, Power and Cahill, were men from
    good Irish families. After targeting about two minutes and a half, he pulled the trigger.
    As the atmosphere started to disintegrate around me, I felt
    a new strength forge into my thoughts.

  • Don

    The Bible, The Hobbit, Harry Potter…I’m sure there are a lot of musical inspirations in a plethora of fictional books….

  • Larry

    …and unlike Pat Robertson, Billy Graham he did not blame the earthquake on popular culture, liberal politics or people saying “Jesus Christ!!!” when they stub their toe.

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  • Atheist Max

    Because..religion.

    Hate not the Jews or Muslims or Christians.
    Hate religion. It is a blunder.

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  • JBD

    History proves that those who hate religion are the worst despots in history with who have killed more people than ANY war or aggression in the name of (but inaccurately) religion. So your statement is utterly incorrect for anyone who knows their history.

  • gilhcan

    Did John describe Jesus as having such hefty calves and thighs?

  • gilhcan

    With a body like that, Jesus would not have needed any help in carrying his cross.