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What to Say When You Meet the Angel of Death at a Party

EVERY 90 days I lie in a whirling CT machine, dye coursing through my veins, and the doctors look to see whether the tumors in my liver are growing. If they are not, the doctors smile and schedule another scan. The rhythm has been the same since my doctors told me I had stage IV colon cancer two and a half years ago. I live for three months, take a deep breath and hope to start over again. I will probably do this for the rest of my life. Whatever that means…more: nytimes

Top Ten Ways Islamic Faith Forbade Terrorism

1. Terrorism is above all murder. Murder is strictly forbidden in the Qur’an. Qur’an 6:151 says, “and do not kill a soul that God has made sacrosanct, save lawfully.” (i.e. murder is forbidden but the death penalty imposed by the…

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew

The responses were eye-opening for Ms. Schwartz. Some children were struggling with poverty (“I wish my teacher knew I don’t have pencils at home to do my homework”); an absent parent (“I wish my teacher knew that sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom isn’t around a lot”); and a parent taken away (“I wish my teacher knew how much I miss my dad because he got deported to Mexico when I was 3 years old and I haven’t seen him in six years”)…… nytimes.com

NYTIMES: What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why?

Our correspondent, who is in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage, explains why Muslims, dressed in white, throw stones, kiss a large black rock and have a goat sacrificed…..MORE: NYTIMES.COM