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Australian Sentenced to 500 Lashes in Saudi Arabia

Mansor Almaribe, an Australian man visiting Saudi Arabia, didn’t insult the Prophet Muhammad, but one of Muhammad’s companions. It was enough. The Australian reports the result: a sentence of 500 lashes and a year in prison. Isn’t Sharia grand? The … Continue reading

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Does Emily Dickinson Call Herself “the only kangaroo among the beauty” in One of Her Poems?

No. But she does in one of her letters. In Emily Dickinson’s letter (dated July, 1862) to Thomas Higginson, a chief editor of The Atlantic Monthly, she writes this delicious, somewhat erotically suggestive, and arguably even naughty, paragraph: Perhaps you smile at … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: In 1939, a Boy Poses with His Grandparents before Leaving Poland for Australia

Both of his grandparents died in the Holocaust. The boy’s name: Jankiel Garbasz His grandparent’s names: Israel and Sara Garbasz Source: U.S. Holocaust Museum photo archive

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