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The Wandering Who?

The Wandering Who?

A Study of Jewish Identity Politics

  • Author: Gilad Atzmon
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1846948754
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 202
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An investigation of Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the e~Jewish Statee(tm), we should ask what the notions of e(tm)Judaisme(tm), e~Jewishnesse(tm), e~Jewish culturee(tm) and e~Jewish ideologye(tm) stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the e~holocaust religione(tm); the meaning of e~historye(tm) and e~timee(tm) within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

Erlinthule, king Ithol and the lyrics of the greenwood tree

Erlinthule, king Ithol and the lyrics of the greenwood tree

  • Author: John Baldwin Fosbroke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 130
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Defending Israel

Defending Israel

The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: All Points Books
  • ISBN: 1250179971
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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World-renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz recounts stories from his many years of defending the state of Israel. Alan Dershowitz has spent years advocating for his "most challenging client"—the state of Israel—both publicly and in private meetings with high level international figures, including every US president and Israeli leader of the past 40 years. Replete with personal insights and unreported details, Defending Israel offers a comprehensive history of modern Israel from the perspective of one of the country's most important supporters. Readers are given a rare front row seat to the high profile controversies and debates that Dershowitz was involved in over the years, even as the political tides shifted and the liberal community became increasingly critical of Israeli policies. Beyond documenting America's changing attitude toward the country, Defending Israel serves as an updated defense of the Jewish homeland on numerous points—though it also includes Dershowitz's criticisms of Israeli decisions and policies that he believes to be unwise. At a time when Jewish Americans as a whole are increasingly uncertain as to who supports Israel and who doesn't, there is no better book to turn to for answers—and a pragmatic look toward the future.

The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind

What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

  • Author: Michael C. Corballis
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022623875X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 184
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If we’ve done our job well—and, let’s be honest, if we're lucky—you’ll read to the end of this description. Most likely, however, you won’t. Somewhere in the middle of the next paragraph, your mind will wander off. Minds wander. That’s just how it is. That may be bad news for me, but is it bad news for people in general? Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn’t think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth through the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, The Wandering Mind mounts a vigorous defense of inattention—even as it never fails to hold the reader’s.

The Wandering Patentee

The Wandering Patentee

Or, A History of the Yorkshire Theatres from 1770 to the Present Time, Interspersed with Anecdotes Respecting Most of the Performers in the Three Kingdoms from 1765 to 1795. To which are Added, Never Published, The Diversions of the Morning, and Foote's Trial for a Libel on Peter Paragraph

  • Author: Tate Wilkinson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Actors
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The Wandering Falcon

The Wandering Falcon

  • Author: Jamil Ahmad
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 0670085332
  • Category: Afghanistan
  • Page: 181
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The boy known as Tor Baz—the black falcon —wanders between tribes. He meets men who fight under different flags, and women who risk everything if they break their society’s code of honour. Where has he come from, and where will destiny take him? Set in the decades before the rise of the Taliban, Jamil Ahmad’s stunning debut takes us to the essence of human life in the forbidden areas where the borders of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet. Today the ‘tribal areas’ are often spoken about as a remote region, a hotbed of conspiracies, drone attacks and conflict. In The Wandering Falcon, this highly traditional, honour-bound culture is revealed from the inside for the first time. With rare tenderness and perception, Jamil Ahmad describes a world of custom and cruelty, of love and gentleness, of hardship and survival; a fragile, unforgiving world that is changing as modern forces make themselves known. With the fate-defying story of Tor Baz, he has written an unforgettable novel of insight, compassion and timeless wisdom. It is true, I am neither a Mahsud nor a Wazir. But I can tell you as little about who I am as I can about who I shall be. Think of Tor Baz as your hunting falcon. That should be enough.

The Wandering Leader

The Wandering Leader

  • Author: The Wandering Leader
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1491723548
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 156
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Leadership isn't about being perfect; it's about getting things done. In The Wandering Leader, author David Small, an ice hockey coach who has traveled the world, presents his views about being a leader and a man by growing the most important part of your leadership persona-yourself. The Wandering Leader seeks to help you determine how to dream, give you a road map to accomplish your dreams, and supply the courage to keep taking steps forward once that road map has been blown out the window. To guide you in unleashing the great promise inside of you and make you an amazing leader, it discusses seven different areas of your life: career, finances, social, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and family. But most importantly, it focuses on you and what you have to offer. The Wandering Leader is not a typical book on leadership. Using personal examples from a wide range of people-such as military officers, construction workers, and economics specialists-it shows that you can be a leader in many areas of your life-in friendships, business, and family. It's not about your job or role; it's about your character and heart, helping you to pick yourself up after you've been kicked in the teeth. "Deeply motivated by your astute truth, I have conquered some of my most difficult obstacles and have you to thank." -Mitch Labreche, helicopter pilot, former BCHL Player

The Wandering Hill

The Wandering Hill

The Berrybender Narratives

  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743233034
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 302
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Continuing up the Missouri River with her wealthy English clan, Tasmin Berrybender, on the verge of motherhood and living with elusive Native American Jim Snow, witnesses her father's deterioration in the wake of her family's rise in power.

The Wandering Astronomer

The Wandering Astronomer

  • Author: Patrick Moore
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780750306935
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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Drawing on his vast knowledge and direct experience of most of the key events in astronomy and space exploration during this century, Patrick Moore takes a sideways look at the historical reports and contemporary thought behind a wide range of astronomical topics. The Wandering Astronomer presents his personal accounts of the towering characters of 20th-century astronomy, intriguing facts about puzzling astronomical phenomena, and amusing stories about the quirkier side of astronomy and space exploration. This collection of essays covers everything from the case of vanishing planets to UFOs over Selsey. Entertaining and informative, it will be enjoyable reading for both seasoned and amateur astronomers as well as general science readers. About the Author Author and broadcaster Patrick Moore is a lunar specialist who makes observations from his home in Selsey on most clear nights. He has written more than 100 books, and for the past 43 years he has presented BBC TV's Sky at Night program without missing a single episode. Moore served in the RAF during WWII and has been involved in astronomy since he was a boy. In 1967 he was awarded the OBE for his services to astronomy, and in 1988 he received the CBE. He also recently received a knighthood in the New Years Honours list.

The Wandering Planet

The Wandering Planet

And Other Short Stories

  • Author: Bernard Stocks
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 148179986X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
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In these ten tales we travel from the present day to the 25th century and from Earth to the far reaches of the Universe.