Israel’s Military Becoming Less Jewish? Rabbinate Branch Could Be Eliminated Under Religious Reforms

Israel’s military is curtailing a branch devoted to fostering Jewish identity called the Military Rabbinate, Haaretz reported Monday. Any decision to do away with the rabbinate is likely to be hotly contested by the branch. via Pocket
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Tech books: The 10 best reads of 2015 – TechRepublic

Big developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital technology have elicited a mix of excitement and concern. This year, professors, critics, economists, and business leaders have weighed in on how all this new technology is impacting us. via Pocket
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Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Ted Cruz | PJ Media

A month ago I predicted a Cruz-Rubio ticket. Now that Cruz has overtaken Carson to run neck-and-neck with Trump in the Iowa Quinnipiac University poll, Cruz is looking a lot like a winner. Here are my top 10 reasons to back him. 10. via Pocket
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In a measure of the crosswinds buffeting the party, more Republican leaders are bracing for a uniquely fragmented nominating contest that divides the GOP among three viable candidates well into 2016. Previous GOP primary races have usually consolidated quickly into a two-person choice. via Pocket
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Stop Blaming Pro-Lifers For The Colorado Springs Shooting

Over the holiday weekend, Robert Lewis Dear, an unkempt 57-year-old man with an apparent history of trouble with the law over cruelty to animals and humans alike, opened fire on civilians and cops first outside and then from inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. via Pocket
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Christopher Columbus ‘didn’t transport syphilis’

Christopher Columbus famously reached the New World in 1492, just to bring back syphilis to Spain and the rest of Europe when he returned in 1493. This is, at least, the version of the events we’re taught in history books. via Pocket
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Yes, terrorism has a religion: Islam

In the aftermath of the cowardly attack carried out in France by Muslims, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) posted a tweet on Twitter that said, “We must remember #TerrorismHasNoReligion. via Pocket
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