Issues 01:10 The Shalom of God

What is Shalom: the True Meaning
Author: Susan Perlman

What is that very elusive quality we call shalom? For it means different things to different people. The ancient Hebrew concept of peace, is rooted in the word “shalom,” meant wholeness, completeness, soundness, health, safety and prosperity, carrying with it the implication of permanence.

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Marching for Peace

We shall overcome, we shall overcome, we shall overcome someday…Oh, Lord, deep in my soul, I know that I do believe…We shall overcome someday.” The 50’s were a time of social activism, and my father, a college professor, was right in the center of it. I...

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What’s It To Me?
Topics: poetry

So enough already, I don’t want to hear. They say you’ve got answers, well, I just don’t care. You talk about love, forgiveness and faith but what have you done to stop all the hate? What of the sorrow, the pain all around? What have you done to make...

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: The Village Cat
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

Not many dogs live in the little shtetl of Vaysechvoos. The reason is simple: after people finish eating, there is not much left over to feed a dog. On the other hand cats are plentiful in that little village, for when you have a cat, well, at the very least, it can...

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