Course all about Israel

Posted Friday, Oct 26th, 2007
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
Course all about Israel

The Jewish Learning Institute is presenting a series called “The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel.”

The course will be from 7 to 8:40 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 30, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Cost is $120 per person or $204 per couple, and includes a textbook and refreshments. Those under age 30 can attend for free.

For information call Rabbi Moshe Liberow at 634-2345 or visit
Learn to help with grief, trauma

Looking for something spiritual to read? A couple of local authors have come out with these new books:

- “Lifting Our Eyes: Finding God’s Grace Through the Virginia Tech Tragedy.” (Penguin Group USA/Berkley, $14) by Beth Lueders, a Colorado Springs resident and former Campus Crusade for Christ staff member.

The forward is written by Darrell Scott, whose daughter, Rachel, was killed in the Columbine shootings. The book tells the story of Lauren McCain, thought to be the first person shot during the Virginia Tech killings. Other stories are included, and there’s a section about working through grief and trauma, and how to help those experiencing it.

- “Mark’s Story” is the latest novel in “The Jesus Chronicles” series by Tim La-Haye and Colorado Springs resident Jerry B. Jenkins (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $24.95). “The Jesus Chronicles” tell the story of Jesus through the four Gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

This latest release follows Mark’s story from his childhood through his observations of the last day of Christ.

LaHaye and Jenkins are best known for their “Left Behind” series, which has sold more than 65 million copies and is said to be the best-selling adult series in the history of publishing.
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