In fifty essays, On Golden Limestone glimpses the Israeli people, their communication, their day-to-day goings on, and their momentous occasions. Living in Israel means embracing multiculturalism, joining in an array of lifecycle events, and easing up on relationship strictures. Although immigrants bring foreign particularities to this place of sand and sun, Israel pours an even greater depth of character into her newcomers. It remains important, in this unique quarter, to differentiate among: modes of gesturing, ways of bargaining, and avenues for seeking children’s spouses. Few geographies proffer enormity per parking tickets, dentists, or ethnic violence, concurrent with ascribing significance to aureate sunsets.
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I used to harbor affection for all things blue and green. My world was one of ultramarine and cobalt, of viridian and cerulean. After making aliyah, I developed a new aesthetic. Now, umbers and siennas, cadmiums and ochres stir me. Where once woodlands and carpet-like valleys moved me to develop free verse or to reach for literal canvas, these days, sandy hilltops and burnt-looking wadis provoke me to write and to paint.
It is difficult to know whether I consciously changed to acclimate to my external surroundings or whether my external surroundings, without invitation from me, caused my metamorphosis. I dreamed of living in The Holy Land, but never thought that my desire would become actualized in my lifetime. I was a secular academic whose vision had been limited to two children and to tenure at some state university.
We often get bogged down with assumptions about what we ought to receive in our relationships with people and with G-d. In learning how to weave together needs of others with our own, and in learning how to accept, rather than to fight against, the measures that G-d gives us, we grow personally, parentally, and professionally. We become happier, too.
In this revised and expanded edition of Bloodball, J. G. Van Tine probes the mind-set that dominates media sport.
After a fruitless year of job searching, I decided to join the U.S. Air Force for a four year hitch. This isn’t a war story, but rather about some of the more humorous adventures, or should I say, misadventures I experienced while serving my four year hitch.
The translated memoirs of an Iranian woman who spent eight years as a political prisoner in her homeland before being released in 1999. Her arrest, torture, experience of several prisons and many prisoners, resistance to indoctrination, and ultimate release
This book can be used as an educational tool for people who were not born and/or did not grow up in the United States that may not be familiar with our sayings and phrases. It’s loaded with funny meanings through lively conversations of ordinary words that are sure to delight.
This book about the world’s Empires and their ghosts, seeds and Embryos of Empires, which for millennia have been at war with each other, above and beneath the surface of the World Stage.
This book analyzes all the stereotypical traits of Asian women commonly perceived by Westerners, separates truth from myth, and in the meantime shares time-tested treasures of Oriental culture that can universally enrich everyone’s daily life.