People who regularly attended religious services as children are more likely to be happy as adults.
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“Sluffing” school, saying you “fill” sick, the particular pronunciation of “t” in “mountain”: many will recognize these peculiarities of Utah speech, but are any of them truly exclusive to Utah?
“Our Torah scrolls are really the most important item in our tradition,” said Rabbi Sam Spector, rabbi of Salt Lake City’s Congregation Kol Ami. But every few years the historic scrolls need maintenance and repair. This week Kol Ami, Utah’s largest Jewish congregation, is hosting a sofer/scribe who specializes in restoring these ancient scrolls, often hundreds of years old.
When it comes to celebrating liberty, there’s a stunning invention from China we ought to include and ponder. This invention, cooked up by 18 mostly illiterate farmers who risked their lives with their “product launch,” came at just the right time to literally transform China from a place of starvation and gloom into one of the most rapidly advancing and economically successful nations on earth.
Utah is poised to stage the Olympics again, and to once again do it successfully.
To understand how Russia has gotten to the point where their vaunted military cannot subjugate Ukraine in a war no one predicted would last more than a few days, it’s important to remember we are all products of decisions made years ago –by us or others.
Following graduation, Sarah Merrill is starting 7-year neurosurgery residency at Indiana University