In the Jewish Year Cycle, this is the time we go back to the beginning. In the preceding months, we have been reading sequential passages from the Torah — the Five Books of Moses — from Genesis through Deuteronomy on a fixed schedule. When we reach the final word, Israel, we immediately turn…

When early SUVs hit the road, they took it on the chin for having a truck like presence with ladder frames and a choppy ride. Many wore rounded fenders and stretch back front ends.

All things come to an end, my friends, and “Faith Matters” is no exception. After seven years and several hundred columns, it’s time to make room for other voices on the Faith & Reason page. Before leaving, allow me to say a few words about what I tried to do.

FREEBURG — Freeburg United Methodist Church has been a part of this small Snyder County community since 1906. Now, with a commissioned painting of the church which was funded by an anonymous donor, the structure has been memorialized for generations well into the future.

My journey to becoming a Muslim has been a long one. My father was Jewish and my mother was Catholic. I was raised Jewish, but when my parents divorced, mother enrolled my brother and me in the Catholic Church and its school.

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LEWISBURG – Each year, approximately 200,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer for the first time. Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer-causing death among males — after lung cancer. However, it is often another health issue coupled with the prostate cancer that causes death.

Pastor Greg Molter now has a new flock at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Riverside. His work with the church began in July, while he does double duty ministering at St. Paul Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Danville. “I am a big shepherd and I have small flocks,” said Molter, who …

Christine Hilterman, PA-C, Internal Medicine of Evangelical has had patients come in with a certain idea of the diagnosis they’ll receive only to find that they weren’t anywhere close to the actual cause of their problems. At the same time, she said, there have been instances where they were…

In 1945, just months before he died, the science fiction writer H.G. Wells published a small book — actually a pamphlet of only 34 pages — in which he declared defeat. His declaration of surrender was entitled “Mind at the End of Its Tether.”

On the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur (this year on Sept. 16) we read the passages from the Book of Leviticus, Chapter 16, that describe the ritual sacrifice performed by the High Priest to atone for the sins of the community. We no longer have high priests, or do sacrificial offerings, but J…

This Wednesday, Dr. S. Jaffar Kazmi, a lab pathologist at Geisinger Medical Center, will join Muslims around the world in taking time to honor the sacrifice of Hussain bin Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hussain was killed in 680 A.D. when he refused to pledge his loyalty to a Musli…

SELINSGROVE — World War I and the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 were over, and songs like “Swanee,” “Makin’ Whoopee,” “Yes! We Have No Bananas” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’” filled the radios … and Thursday, the stage of an upcoming musical production too.

LEWISBURG — With pandemic restrictions, the Lewisburg Arts Council (LAC) could have just bagged their annual two-week Celebration of the Arts this year, but they noticed how much community members have been yearning for artistic events. So even though the traditional Arts Festival in the str…

DANVILLE — Donations from Geisinger, the Danville Business Alliance, local businesses and private contributors, is helping the Danville Community Center overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mifflinburg branch of the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and the YMCA’s successes in its first five years, and its achievements to come in the future, are dependent on the branch’s members, director Angela Haines said.

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