iTunes U: Learn anything, anytime, anywhere.

Source: iTunes University iTunes U — a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours — is an innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students Imagine students touring archaeological sites, watching historical footage, or studying the sound of […]

Reform rabbis against boycott law

Source: Dozens of members of Council of Progressive Rabbis sign ‘manifesto’ calling controversial bill adopted by Knesset ‘a dangerous move unlike any other, which repeatedly erodes Israel’s Jewish character’ Dozens of Reform rabbis have signed a “manifesto” against the boycott bill adopted by the Knesset this week and are […]

Pakistan, a place where non-Muslims also live; Ahmadi Muslims face severe persecution resulting in death

You can only know that non-Muslims also exist in Pakistan if you come into direct contact with one, not otherwise. PHOTO: AFP Source/Credit: The Express Tribune: A lot has been written about the plight of minorities in Pakistan– some by minorities themselves but mostly by the majority. In most such […]

The All-American

  Kerry in Kabul, with a rug given to him by the governor of Balkh province.John Kerry surprised a lot of people when he endorsed Barack Obama for president in early 2008. Kerry was a longtime friend of Obama’s chief rival, Hillary Clinton. He had served in the Senate for […]

Death and Budgets

Source/Credit: Newyorktimes. I hope you had the chance to read and reread Dudley Clendinen’s splendid essay, “The Good Short Life,” in The Times’s Sunday Review section. Clendinen is dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S. If he uses all the available medical technology, it will leave him, in a few […]

Human rights in Islam

Credit/Source: It can safely be said that the modern western movement for recognising human rights started from 1100 CE in Britain and reached its fruition with the 1948 UN Charter of Human Rights. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Quran revealed to him introduced a new concept of human rights in […]