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Featured Article: Moses

"Moses with the Ten Commandments" by Philippe de Champaigne
Moses or Móshe was the Hebrew liberator, prophet and lawgiver, who according to the Bible and the Qur'an (by his Arabic name Musa), freed the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, and at Mount Sinai, provided the them with the Mosaic Law, or Torah, including the Ten Commandments. The Bible portrays Moses as the first person to learn the true name of God, and he is honored in Jewish tradition as a person of unequaled spiritual character. All three Abrahamic faiths—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—revere Moses as a great prophet.

Popular Article: Exercise

Students exercising at the Adrian C. "Ace" Israel Fitness Center at Yale University in the Payne Whitney Gym
Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances, develops, or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is often practiced to strengthen muscles and the cardiovascular system, and to hone athletic skills. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Physical exercise has also been proven to improve mental health, reduce insomnia, and help prevent or offset the effects of depression.