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Taking Root

Taking Root

The Origins of the Canadian Jewish Community

  • Author: Gerald J. J. Tulchinsky
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9780874516098
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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"Jews seeking a new life in Canada faced problems beyond those of other immigrants. Farm colonists often lived in communities too small to afford a rabbi or ritual slaughterer, or even to form a minyan for worship. In French Canada, Protestant and Catholic school boards battled over who was responsible for educating Jewish children. In the cities, the socialist philosophies of Jews fleeing the poverty and oppression of Europe were anathema to aggressive New World capitalists. And when suspicion or resentment arose, there was always someone to revive the old antisemitic slurs and myths." "Taking Root is the meticulously researched record of how Canadian Jewry coped with these obstacles, and flourished despite them. The book covers the 160 years from the beginnings of the community in the 1760s to the end of the First World War, including the great European upheavals that forever changed the lives of the Jews of Eastern Europe and their migration to Canada." "Canada's Jews took root in a nation with a distinctive history, political structure, and cultural diversity Gerald Tulchinsky weaves the threads of Canadian Jewish history into the wider Canadian fabric, and shows how the unique character of this history reflects the political, economic, and social development of the country" "Drawing on letters, synagogue records, diaries, newspapers, and biographies, as well as a host of archival sources, Tulchinsky makes Taking Root not just a historical account, but a very personal one."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Taking Root

Taking Root

Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America

  • Author: Marjorie Agosín
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 9780896804258
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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In Taking Root, Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic societies. The essays included here examine the religious, economic, social, and political choices these families have made and continue to make as they forge Jewish identities in the New World. Marjorie Agosín has gathered narratives and testimonies that reveal the immense diversity of Latin American Jewish experience. These essays, based on first- and second-generation immigrant experience, describe differing points of view and levels of involvement in Jewish tradition. In Taking Root, Agosín presents us with a contemporary and vivid account of the Jewish experience in Latin America. Taking Root documents the sadness of exile and loss but also a fierce determination to maintain Jewish traditions. This is Jewish history but it is also part of the untold history of Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and all of Latin America.

Taking root

Taking root

revegetation in semi-arid Kenya

  • Author: Peter De Groot,Alison Field-Juma,Hall. D. O. (David Oakley)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789966410429
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 105
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Taking Root

Taking Root

Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South

  • Author: James Ron
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199975051
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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Human rights organizations have grown exponentially across the globe, particularly in the global South, and the term human rights is now common parlance among politicians and civil society activists. As international donors pour money into global human rights promotion, some governments,scholars, activists, and other critics fear a subtle, Western-led campaign for political, economic, and cultural domination. While debates about human rights are waged in elite circles, what do publics in the global South think about human rights ideas and the organizations that promote them? Drawing on large-scale public opinion surveys and interview with human rights practioners in India, Mexico, Morocco, and Nigeria,Taking Root finds that most people are in fact broadly supportive of human rights discourse, trust local human rights groups, and do not view human rights as a tool of foreign powers. Pro-human rights constituencies also tend to be highly skeptical of the U.S. government, multinational corporations,and their own governments. However, this general public support for human rights isn't grounded in strong commitments of public engagement, money, or local ties to the human rights sector. Publics in the global South do donate to charitable causes and organizations, but rarely give to local rightsgroups. Rights organizations instead seek aid from foreign sources, an increasingly untenable strategy as foreign aid to civil society declines. The book also describes the complex relations between religiosity and support for human rights as faith communities, worldviews, and traditions stronglyinfluence the public's views of human rights, but often in contradictory ways. As the most informative and comprehensive account available of public perceptions of human rights across several regions of the world, Taking Root will challenge a number of accepted truths held by human rights supporters and skeptics alike.

Taking Root

Taking Root

Israeli Settlement in the West Bank, the Golan, and Gaza-Sinai, 1967-1980

  • Author: William W. Harris
  • Publisher: Research Studies Press Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gaza Strip
  • Page: 223
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Taking Root

Taking Root

The Nature Writing of William and Adam Summer of Pomaria

  • Author: James Everett Kibler, Jr.
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 1611177758
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 328
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William Summer founded the renowned Pomaria Nursery, which thrived from the 1840s to the 1870s in central South Carolina and became the center of a bustling town that today bears its name. The nursery grew into one of the most important American nurseries of the antebellum period, offering wide varieties of fruit trees and ornamentals to gardeners throughout the South. Summer also published catalogs containing well-selected and thoroughly tested varieties of plants and assisted his brother, Adam, in publishing several agricultural journals throughout the 1850s until 1862. In Taking Root, James Everett Kibler, Jr., collects for the first time the nature writing of William and Adam Summer, two of America’s earliest environmental authors. Their essays on sustainable farm practices, reforestation, local food production, soil regeneration, and respect for Mother Earth have surprising relevance today. The Summer brothers owned farms in Newberry and Lexington Counties, where they created veritable experimental stations for plants adapted to the southern climate. At its peak the nursery offered more than one thousand varieties of apples, pears, peaches, plums, figs, apricots, and grapes developed and chosen specifically for the southern climate, as well as offering an equal number of ornamentals, including four hundred varieties of repeat-blooming roses. The brothers experimented with and reported on sustainable farm practices, reforestation, land reclamation, soil regeneration, crop diversity rather than the prevalent cotton monoculture, and animal breeds accustomed to hot climates from Carolina to Central Florida. Written over a span of two decades, their essays offer an impressive environmental ethic. By 1860 Adam had concluded that a person’s treatment of nature is a moral issue. Sustainability and long-term goals, rather than get-rich-quick schemes, were key to this philosophy. The brothers’ keen interest in literature is evident in the quality of their writing; their essays and sketches are always readable, sometimes poetic, and occasionally humorous and satiric. A representative sampling of their more-than-six hundred articles appear in this volume.

Institutions Taking Root

Institutions Taking Root

Building State Capacity in Challenging Contexts

  • Author: Naazneen H. Barma,Elisabeth Huybens,Lorena Viñuela
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 146480270X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 412
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Building and operating successful public institutions is a perennial and long-term challenge for governments, which is compounded by the volatile conditions found in fragile settings. Yet some government agencies do manage to take root and achieve success in delivering results earning legitimacy and forging resilience in otherwise challenging contexts. Drawing on mixed-method empirical research carried out on nine public agencies in Lao PDR, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Timor Leste, this volume identifies the shared causal mechanisms underpinning institutional success in fragile states by examining the inner workings of these institutions, along with the external operational environment and sociopolitical context in which they exist. Successful institutions share and deploy a common repertoire of internal and external operational strategies. In addition they connect this micro-institutional repertoire to the macro-sociopolitical context along three discernible pathways to institutional success. Institutional development is a heavily contextual, dynamic, and non-linear process but certain actionable lessons emerge for policy-makiers and development partners.

Christianity in Today's China

Christianity in Today's China

Taking Root Downward, Bearing Fruit Upward

  • Author: Britt Towery
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1587214105
  • Category: History
  • Page: 260
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Proud of his roots in Brooklyn and New York City Oreste Renato Rondinella was Professor of Educational Studies (presently Professor Emeritus) at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. He decided to utilize his knowledge and passion in teaching to satisfy a long time desire to disprove the axiom “those who can’t do, teach!” He wanted to make a statement that this wasn’t true for those dedicated to the teaching profession. In 1983 Oreste returned to school for a post-doctoral degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Subsequently, he directed two Marriage and Family Centers, Allegra Counseling Centers that were successful. He continued to teach for about ten years during this time. However, Oreste began to experience a great hunger and desire to write and retired as a professor- psychotherapist to write full time. He has completed three books: Sin Is Necessary, Illusion vs. Reality---Sounds Within and Without, and is completing Intrigue in Rome. Dr. Rondinella has traveled extensively in the last twenty-five years and conducted research and interviews that contributed to his books. As of October 1, 2003, Dr. Rondinella has resumed his independent practice of marriage and family therapy including individual psychotherapy.

Taking root

Taking root

Arab-American community studies

  • Author: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780934079013
  • Category: Arab Americans
  • Page: 147
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This book is the second in a series of works that seeks to examine the Arab-American experience. The original 1984 publication, "Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab-American Experience" featured surveys of 12 communities in all geographic regions of the United States. Such was the response to that report that its creators decided to continue the series until they studied all Arab-American communities. Chapters in the second volume include: (1) "Mosque on the Prairie" (Gregory Orfalea); (2) "Dabkeh in the Delta" (Joseph Schechla); (3) "The Mohameds in Mississippi" (Joseph Schechla); (4) "Syrians in Tin City" (Anthony B. Toth); (5) "Mahrajan in Michigan" (Christopher Mansour); (6) "Celebrating Tradition in Rhode Island" (Eleanor Doumato); and (7) "Going Home" (Eugene Tinory). The book includes a preface and an introduction and notes on the contributors. (SG)

Taking Root

Taking Root

Conversion Stories for Children

  • Author: Diana Kleyn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781601780010
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 190
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The picture of a plant taking root is used in the Bible to teach us the idea of conversion. When someones heart is turned from himself and his sinful ways to faith in Jesus and devotion to God, it is like a plant which starts to shoot out roots into rich soil so that it can live and take nourishment. There is no way for a plant to have life unless it takes root, and there is no way for a person to have spiritual life unless God turns him or her out of the way of death and into the way of life.The stories in this book have to do with plants taking root. But as you read through them, you will not run across tales of flowers, leaves, and dirt as much as you will about spiritual plants in the garden of the Lord. They are stories about how God gives people new spiritual life by rooting their hearts in the grace of His Son Jesus Christ. Read these stories and take the time to ask God about causing your heart to take deep root into the life-giving soil of Jesus.The Lords Garden is a series of devotional stories for children. The stories are based on true happenings, gleaned from a variety of sources, and rewritten for contemporary readers. Each story accompanies a passage of Scripture, and is intended to illustrate that particular biblical truth. Some stories are shorter, some longer. However, all will capture the attention of children, and hopefully their hearts.

Taking Root

Taking Root

Canada from 1700 to 1760

  • Author: André Vachon,Victorin Chabot,André Desrosiers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780660118963
  • Category: Canada
  • Page: 312
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Taking Root

Taking Root

  • Author: Allan Fowler
  • Publisher: Childrens Press
  • ISBN: 9780516215914
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 31
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Describes what roots look like and how they function in plants.

Taking Root

Taking Root

A Spiritual Memoir

  • Author: Margaret Wurtele
  • Publisher: St Marys Press
  • ISBN: 9780884895053
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 139
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Raised in a benevolently agnostic family, Margaret Wurtele embraced Christianity as an adult. What unfolds in "Taking Root" are her reflections on the wisdom of some of our spiritual predecessors, such as Egeria and Julian of Norwich, Augustine, and Dorothy Day. Month by month, she also reflects on the passing of the seasons, both in the garden and in the liturgical calendar.

Tree Taking Root

Tree Taking Root

  • Author: David Wilk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Nature of Home

The Nature of Home

Taking Root in a Place

  • Author: Greta Claire Gaard
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816525768
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 213
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ÒAs long as humans have been around, weÕve had to move in order to survive.Ó So arises that most universal and elemental human longing for home, and so begins Greta GaardÕs exploration of just precisely what it means to be at home in the world. Gaard journeys through the deserts of southern California, through the High Sierras, the Wind River Mountains, and the Northern Cascades, through the wildlands and waterways of Washington and Minnesota, through snow season, rain season, mud season, and lilac season, yet her essays transcend mere description of natural beauty to investigate the interplay between place and identity. Gaard examines the earliest environments of childhood and the relocations of adulthood, expanding the feminist insight that identity is formed through relationships to include relationships to place. ÒHomeÓ becomes not a static noun, but an active verb: the process of cultivating the connections with place and people that shape who we become. Striving to create a sense of home, Gaard involves herself socially, culturally, and ecologically within her communities, discovering that as she works to change her environment, her environment changes her. As Gaard investigates environmental concerns such as water quality, oil spills, or logging, she touches on their parallels to community issues such as racism, classism, and sexism, uncovering the dynamic interaction by which Òhumans, like other life on earth, both shape and are shaped by our environments.Ó While maintaining an understanding of the complex systems and structures that govern communities and environments, GaardÕs writing delves deeper to reveal the experiences and realities we displace through euphemisms or stereotypes, presenting issues such as homelessness or hunger with compelling honesty and sensitivity. GaardÕs essays form a quest narrative, expressing the process of letting go that is an inherent part of an impermanent life. And when a person is broken, in the aftermath of that letting go, it is a place that holds the pieces together. As long as we are forced to moveÑby economics, by war, by colonialismÑthe strategies we possess to make and redefine home are imperative to our survival, and vital in the shaping of our very identities.

Taking Root in Provence

Taking Root in Provence

  • Author: Anne-Marie Simons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780980217575
  • Category: History
  • Page: 212
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They agreed on one thing before retiring—they would travel, sniff around at other countries and other lifestyles, and discover along the way which place came closest to “having it all.” There they would drop anchor and go with the flow. The going has been good, so much so that these former Washingtonians have decided to make France their permanent home. They chose the city over the countryside and took on the challenges and pleasures of Aix-en-Provence, where they have been doing as the locals do for more than a decade now. The daily markets, strikes, gypsies, curious villagers, ancient traditions, truffle cheaters, pagan and religious celebrations, secret swimming spots in the middle of Marseilles—it’s all there to be suffered and enjoyed. Not to mention an interest in food that borders on the obsessive. Add good weather, a pinch of hedonism, a dose of culture, and it all adds up to that elusive prize: quality of life. In this collection of vignettes, take a ride in the slow lane with Taking Root in Provence, through la France profonde, ancient Roman cities, and that wonderful blend of the old and new worlds that is today’s Provence.