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Bad Apple – Tim Cook’s Dark Soul and Bloody Soles

Tim Cook, in case you didn’t know, is the first recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Courage Against Hate award. Apple’s CEO for the last decade was presented the award in December 2018 at ADL’s Never is Now summit, and here is his introduction and the speech he gave (starts at 5:43) at the occasion. Fair …

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Talking Trees and Bushes – Discourse Representation in Hebrew Vegetation

In this post we are going to look into the two types of plants we tend to keep in the garden and help them grow – trees and bushes, and see it related to the concepts of snakes and weeds we examined in a previous post. Bush in Hebrew The Hebrew word for bush or …

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Tech and Religion – Surprising Hebrew-Latin-Chinese Connection

I just came across this very interesting video from Religion for Breakfast YouTube channel. It’s about how Big-Tech companies are adapting religious characteristics and assume roles that are traditionally reserved for the classic religions of our world. Before we get started, if you didn’t know about Religion for Breakfast, consider following the project because they …

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The hidden symbolism of Westworld’s maze

Warning: The following post contains spoilers the first season of Westworld. Reader discretion is advised. My feelings towards Westworld are somewhat complicated. I absolutely loved the first season and thought it was brilliant. The second season was also quite good, but for obvious reasons it could not replicate the magic of the first one. The …

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Serpent of Uncertainty – The word snake in Hebrew

In these uncertain times, I find myself thinking more and more about the word ‘snake’ in Hebrew and what it represents. The word for ‘snake’ in Hebrew in נָחָשׁ (nachash). It’s a masculine noun so its plural form is נְחָשִׁים (nechashim). There is something very intriguing about the shoresh נ-ח-ש (NunChetShin) which forms the word …

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A Question of Reflection – Between The Mirror of Galadriel and Neo’s Spoon

The Mirror of Galadriel is one of my favorite parts in The Lord of the Rings story. The first time I read the book I was too young to understand its true meaning and hidden symbolism. I simply assumed it was an elven-made crystal ball of sorts, i.e., a mystical device that can pierce through …

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Fenced Currency – Immigration, inflation and the lingo-economic war waged on your mind

The Chinese word for city is 城市 (pinyin – chéng shì). The first character 城 means wall in the sense of a defensive wall, and the second character 市 represents market. The name Polis (πόλις) for the ancient city-states of Greece is believed to have derived from ptólis which means citadel or fort, but it …

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The Butterfly Effect – How Hebrew drastically changed my view on abortions

Abortions is the only topic on everyone’s lips these days it seems. Not only in the US, but also in Israel and many other places, at least according to my social media feeds. Last week, in a giant act of virtue signaling the Israeli Ministry of Health, even announced they will ease abortion regulations in …

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