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The bare book itself without all the pompous commentary usually found "explaining" Aldous Huxley's use of mind expanding drugs....

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CONTENTS PUBLISHERS’ NOTE THE UNIVERSAL PRAYERS HINDU RELIGION Purpose Of Religion Distinguishing Features Of Hinduism The Glory Of Vedanta And Yoga Emphasis On Practice Who Is A Hindu Origin And Significance Of The Term The Spiritual Soil Of India The Facts Of History Reasons For Survival Of The Hindu Religion Its Future HINDU scriptURES Sanskrit Literature The scriptures The Secular Writings Conclusion HINDU DHARMA Definitio...

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The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the best - if not the best - of the world's classic walks. It circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. This new edition incorporates details of the new routes on the Italian section, as well as all other recent route changes and variants. The walk ...

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On the thirtieth anniversary of the rise to popularity of punk rock, a collection of articles, interviews, and photography from the pages of MOJO magazine looks at the history of punk and the artists, music, and culture it spawned. This title features the complete record of a rock revolution with a foreword by Blondie's Deborah Harry - now in a compact format. Discover the definitive story of Punk with three decades worth of interviews, insider stories, amazing photographs and memorabilia. The full story of rock and roll's most rebellious offspring is told here - the gigs, the three-chor...

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A worldwide bestseller that will make people question their beliefs and think:timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued, but very controversial....

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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still p...

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In 1967 Avigdor Kahalani was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for leading the relentless charge at the head of the first Armored Corps tank company which broke through Egyptian lines and advanced along the northern Sinai axis during the Six Day War. Following the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Kahalani was awarded the Medal of Valor, Israel's highest military citation for his courageous stand during the first critical days of the war at the head of a tiny force that engaged and fought to a standstill an overwhelming number of Syrian forces in fierce and bloody clashes on the Golan Heights. In...

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Would you like to replace that empty feeling inside you with a deep sense of peace, passion, and purpose? Are your hoping that your life will not only be successful but significant? Are you ready to have the very best within you shine through and create a rich legacy in the process? If so, this pote...

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The West's foremost translator of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance. For him and for his son, Hellmut Wilhelm, the Book of Changes represented not just a mysterious book of oracles or a notable source of the Taoist and Confucian philosophies. In their hands, it emerges, as it did for C. G. Jung, as a vital key to humanity's age-old collective unconscious. Here the observations of the Wilhelms are combined in a volume that will reward specialists and af...

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The book that addresses the trillion-dollar question:how is it that Israel, a country of 7 million people, only 61 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-produces more start-up companies than Japan, China, India and the UK combined? A fascinating insightful best-seller....

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An arousing selection of sensuous and explicit artwork and photography, combined with passionate prose and poetry, takes readers on a stimulating journey. ...

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"As a doctor, I make every effort to strengthen the belief in immortality, especially with older patients when such questions come threateningly close. For, seen in correct psychological perspective, death is not an end but a goal, and life's inclination towards death begins as soon as the meridian is past."--C.G. Jung, commentary on "The Secret of the Golden Flower" Here collected for the first time are Jung's views on death and immortality, his writings often coinciding with the death of the most significant people in his life. The book shows many of the major themes running throughout th...

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Poet, shaman, Dionysian drunk, and druggie, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison quickly achieved cult status after his death in 1971. In The Lizard King, Jerry Hopkins reassesses Jim Morrison's life and provides fresh insights into this powerful and troubled talent, considering him as a human being rather than the myth he has become. At the heart of the book is a series of interviews with Morrison by journalists Ben Fong-Torres, John Tobler, Richard Goldstein, and others. Published uncut, they present a previously unseen Morrison: articulate, intelligent, witty, even self-deprecating...

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I am most grateful to my enemies for the lessons they taught me - they were the best, the most objective, hectic and ruthless teachers of my life. These were those who've inspired in me the main law of survival: "War is won not by the one who is right, but by the one who is right, but by the one who survived."...

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Primo Levi uses his passion-chemistry- to write a semi-autobiographic book about his life. Using the elements on the periodic table as metaphors, Levi skillfully guides his readers through different events of his life in 21 short stories. He starts off with his family history in "Argon", a very d...

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A painting called American Progress, which hangs in the Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles, shows a woman inspired by classical antiquity clutching a Bible, sweeping into barren land populated by cowering savages. In her wake, there advances, under clearing skies, a wave of agrarian fertility, s...

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In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele -- Sylvia Plath, Rob...

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This is a "second generation" story of a daughter, who sets out on a journey tracing her mother´s footsteps in Europe. Her story reveals to us the great extent to which the lives of children of survivors were fashioned in the shadow of the holocaust...

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The Book suggests evolving the Wisdom of the Heart by considering the life of the great mystics and their appreciation of God's fingerprints in Nature. One may, therefore, cultivate the Way of Love, unconstrained by comparison, hierarchy, and pre-concepts, usually existent in territorial thinking....

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Winter's Tale, a gorgeous masterpiece by master writer Mark Helprin is a book about the beauty and complexity inherent in the human soul, about God, love and justice and the power of dreams, those that take place while we sleep and those that we conceive while awake. The story begins and ends with ...

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The Israel wine industry has come a long way from the initial Rothchild mega-donation to plant coastal vineyards in 1882, for the production of Kosher sweet sacramental wines fro export to Jews worldwide. With the creation of a totally new vineyard area in the Golan Heights over 20 years ago, with t...

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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it. You might never be abl...

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המדריך סוקר בהרחבה כלי טיס בחילות אויר שונים, מטוסי קרב, תובלה, מסוקים, סמלי החילות וכו'. יש גם אינדקס מפורט. ...

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This second volume in Judaism of the Second Temple Period considers why the Book of Daniel was the only apocalyptic work incorporated in the biblical canon. It further addresses the fact that while it is the only apocalyptic book composed before the destruction of the Second Temple, it nonetheless d...

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A spiritual classic. A number-one New York Times bestseller. An international phenomenon. The Power of Now established Eckhart Tolle as one of today's leading spiritual thinkers. And now his long-awaited new book takes his inspiring message to the next level of understanding. Un...

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This book makes the ultimate case against religion. In a series of acute readings of the major religious texts, Hitchens demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos....

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An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications. Index. Translated by James Cleugh.
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Ghettos The reality imposed by the Nazis and their collaborators, which shaped the life of the Jews; every urban location where Jews were forcibly concentrated in a neighborhood for longer than one month. Features: * Entries on over 1,100 ghettos in Europe * 250 photographs * 62 maps * A spe...

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From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one of barbed wire, mud and futility. He traces the path to war, making clear why Germany and Austria-Hungary were primarily to blame, and describes the gripping first clashes in the West, where the French army marched into action in uniforms of re...

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Yehuda Avner arrived in Palestine in 1947, just weeks before the U.N. passed a resolution that led to the creation of the State of Israel. Witness to and active participant in the dramatic birth of a sovereign Jewish state, he went on to serve as speechwriter and English-language secretary to Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir, and personal adviser to Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. From these vantage points, Avner came to know the inner working of the Prime Minister's Office and four of its key officeholders. The Prime Ministers draws us into the world of Israel's mo...

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הספר כולל מחקרים על תקופת יצירתו של עגנון בזמן מגוריו בגרמניה בשנים 1913-1924 שבה הגיעה יצירתו למעמדה הקלאסי ומחקרים על מקומו של העולם הגרמני בכלל יצירתו כמו בנובלות על מלחמת העולם הראשונה וברומן `שירה`, לרבות גלגולו ונוכחותו של העולם הגרמני בהתמודדות עם השואה ביצירת עגנון. המחקרים שבספר מהווים חלק ממחקר שנעשה בתמיכת קרן G.I.F קרן גרמ...

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This introductory book deals with the bonds created between German physicians and the Nazi biomedical vision based upon racial and eugenic conceptions. These ideological connections and the attitudes of many Nazi doctors, culminating in the actions of Mengele and other SS physicians in Auschwitz,...

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סיפורו של החוקר הארקטי, תום קריין (1877 - 1938), שהשתתף בשלוש מתוך ארבע המשלחות הבריטיות לאנטרטיקה. קריין שימש כנווט המשלחות והציל לא אחת את חייהם של חבריו ממוות וודאי בישימון הקרח שרק התגלה. על עוז ליבו זכה בשלושה עיטורים. לאחר משלחתו האחרונה, חזר לצי. כשהשתחרר פתח עם אשתו את "פונדק הקוטב הדרומי" באירלנד, בו עבד עד יום מותו....

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Back in print for the first time in nearly thirty years, here is Yoko Ono's whimsical, delightful, subversive, startling book of instructions for art and for life.

"Burn this book after you've read it." -- Yoko

"A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people ...


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Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, Brandon Fitzsimmons, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice. Ask anybody. Rumor has it Alice Franklin is a slut. It's written all over the "slut stall" in the girls' bathroom: "Alice had sex in exchange for math test answers" and "Alice got an abortion last semester." After Brandon dies, the rumors start to spiral out of control. In this remarkable debut novel, four Healy High students tell all they "know" about Alice--and in doing so reveal their own secrets and motivations, pai...

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'Can books conduct electricity?' 'My children are just climbing your bookshelves: that's ok... isn't it?' A John Cleese Twitter question ['What is your pet peeve?'], first sparked the "Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops" blog, which grew over three years into one bookseller's collection of ridiculous conversations on the shop floor. From 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?' to the hunt for a paperback which could forecast the next year's weather; and from 'I've forgotten my glasses, please read me the first chapter' to'Excuse me... is this book edible?' This full-length...

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A memoir-the inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used the only resources available to him to build a windmill and elevate the lives and spirits of those in his community....

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Judith Viorst who's bestsellers "It's Hard to be Hip over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life" and "How Did I get to be Forty and Other Atrocities" have humorously eased out journey to middle age, now tyrns her considerable talent to more serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and chan...

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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades o...

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The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of MindVipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results...

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Yad Vashem studies is a peer review journal committed to a multi-faceted and thorough examination of all aspects of the Holocaust. Since its inception in 1957, Yad Vashem studies has featured path-breaking and thought-provoking articles about the Holocaust, by the leading researchers and thinkers...

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The student travel guide:everything you need to know about travel, study, work and play…...

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The present volume charts ways that may allow a larger number of historians to experiment with the comparative method. It contains articles that deal with the history and problems of comparative history as well as studies that demonstrate the potential of symmetrical, asymmetrical, parallel and cros...

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Guide to 28 fabulous multi-day walks in Italy's breathtaking Dolomite mountains. Everything from a stroll through woods and meadows to family routes, steep rocky zigzag passages and hands-on clambers is covered. Breathtaking alpine scenery, well-graded paths, excellent mountain refuges, good access from centres. Seasons Mid-June to late September, when the majority of the refuges are open. Peak Italian holiday time is August, especially around 15th August.Centres Main centres for the Dolomites include Cortina, Belluno, Selva di Cadore, Arabba, La Villa, Selva, Bressanone, Dobbiaco, Canaze...

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The Truth of Scientific Medicine is an attempt to deal with one of the crucial problems in modern medicine: the rapid rate of exchange of truths serving as the foundation of medical practice. Unstable truths are a source of skepticism and concern among many physicians. They are also one of the main reasons for the crisis undermining the trust between patient and physician. The quest for the truth in modern medicine passes through the six core concepts of scientific truth: paradigms, methods, borders, criteria, interpretation and inference. The author deliberates each of these con...

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The present volume is being published on the sixty-ninth anniversary of the Farhūd, the pogrom committed by religious and nationalist Arabs against the Jews of Iraq on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost (Shavu‘ot), 1–2 June 1941 The Hebrew edition of this book was published in 1992 by the Research Institute of Babylonian Jewry in Or Yehuda, Israel. This volume is a revised version of the Hebrew edition. It consists of papers on the pogrom and on the events leading up to it which were originally published in English, others which were written in Hebrew and now appear in English for the fi...

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Understanding the Exodus is a book about religion written by a scientist. It investigates events described in the Bible to find the story behind the story. It does this by comparing biblical accounts with archeological findings, other ancient documents and geographical and geophysical data. In the p...

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In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe—in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his j...

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Are we really in control of the decisions we make? Ariely explains how to break free from systematic patterns of thought to make better, more sound, decisions. The hidden forces that shape our life....

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Investigates the relationship between culture and the imperialism of the West, combing the masterpieces of the Western tradition from Mansfield Park to Aida to find evidence that the concept of empire-building was embedded in the imagination of the West. 20,000 first printing. Tour. ...

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Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society....

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An attempt to try and understand Israel through its people....

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Doomed to Glory - is the story of those who, harnessing their will power and determination, succeed in rising from the depths of despair and physical devastation to reach the pinnacle of achievement and success.Moshe Rashkes's previous books were widely acclaimed by their readers and the literary critics, especially Days of Lead, a best seller that took a specail place of honour among Israeli literature in general, and war literature in particular.The author's documentary style of writing is based on his personal experience as a disabled war veteran. Rashkes served for eight years as Chairman ...

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A SCIENTIST’S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexa...

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Why does music have such a powerful effect on our minds and bodies? It is the most mysterious and most intangible of all forms of art. Yet, Anthony Storr believes, music today is a deeply significant experience for a greater number of people than ever before. In this challenging book, he explores why this should be so. Music is a succession of tones through time. How can a sequence of sounds both express emotion and evoke it in the listener? Drawing on a wide variety of opinions, Storr argues that the patterns of music make sense of our inner experience, giving both structure and coherence to ...

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The crashing of two jet airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York is vividly remembered by most people in the world today. Similar powerful images have come through videos of bombing in Kosovo, Moslem riots in Europe, brutal reprisals of protest in China, terrorist attacks in Israel, Kenya, Thailand, Turkey, Spain, India, Russia and England. These global events have challenged the beliefs of people in the Western world, and many have found themselves grappling with the perennial questions of modernity: Where is the world going? Are we attaining perpetual peace, or are we simply in the midst o...

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קארל בוזל, אחד ההיסטוריונים הגרמנים הידועים ביותר בתקופה שלאחר מלחמת העולם השנייה, טען שהוא לא רק הסתייג מן המשטר הנאצי אלא אף פעל נגדו במסגרתה של קבוצה מחתרתית קטנה; אחד מחבריה, רוברט לימפרט, נתפס והוצא להורג על ידי הנאצים שעות ספורות לפני הגעתם של האמריקנים. המחקר הנוכחי, המתבסס על מספר רב של מסמכים רשמיים ופרטיים שטרם פורסמ...

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The House of the Messiah is a dramatic reinterpretation of biblical and Ancient Egyptian history which offers a fresh assessment as to the identity of the historical Jesus. based on evidence from archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Koran, the Talmud and biblical sources, the author contends that the real Jesus lived several centuries before the standard versions of history attribute his existence. There is no contemporary evidence for Jesus living in the first century from either Roman or Jewish historians, and the Gospel-writers were of a later generation. The author demonstrates how...

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This volume contains articles published since the beginning of the 1970s on two peripheral Semitic branches: the Semitic languages of Ethiopia and the Neo-Aramaic written standard based on the dialect spoken in Iran and in the former Soviet Union. The papers deal mainly with synchronic problems o...

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Some of the most famous speeches of our time, many of whom have inspired people to act, some have changed people's perceptions of the world and some have changed the course of events across the globe....

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From the authors of the bestselling Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar, an uproarious new book on the meaning of death, and life, too...

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The Hebrew-Yiddish word for wisdom is Chochmah.Additionally, this word carries the connotation of a "Bright Saying", especially of a child.We have here a unique collection of Chochmes, clever observations, witty remarks and provocative questions out of the mouths of children - all revolving around Torah and Judaism. As an Introduction, many chochmes of great rabbis uttered in their childhood have been recorded.Judith Kirschenbaum, born in the United States, has been living in Israel for the past forty years. Inasmuch as children's bright sayings give ger so much pleasure, she decided to share ...

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Eminent psychiatrist Burns outlines remarkable techniques that can lift our spirits. This book is the clinically proven drug-free treatment for depression....

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With 400 pages and over 500 photos, this book gives the latest, up to date overview of caf?'s and restaurants from all over the world....

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The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with Dilbert strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, management fads, bewildering technologic...

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A sceptic makes peace with marriage.From the author of "Eat, Pray, Love"....

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Includes a detailed discussion of the philosophy of the JDL, and relates the history of Jewish oppression and the need to fight back. A must read for anyone concerned with justice and the fight against oppression. From the back cover of Never Again: Will Jews once again meekly submit or will they stand and fight? This is the question that Rabbi Meir Kahane asks the American Jewish community in a book controversial and explosive for what it dares to say as The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Soul On Ice were for their defiant and passionate messages. Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense...

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The thirst for exotic ornament among fashionable women in the metropoles of Europe and America prompted a bustling global trade in ostrich feathers that flourished from the 1880s until the First World War. When feathers fell out of fashion with consumers, the result was an economic catastrophe for many, a worldwide feather bust. In this remarkable book, Sarah Stein draws on rich archival materials to bring to light the prominent and varied roles of Jews in the feather trade. She discovers that Jews fostered and nurtured the trade across the global commodity chain and throughout the far-flung t...

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A biography of one of the most important figures in the turbulent history of the Middle East....

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Lets you to travel the world from the comfort of your armchair, meet new people, enjoy sporting events and unusual festivities in foreign lands and deepen your knowledge of other cultures and religions. This title includes a selection of festivals and events, from kite festivals in China to beer festivals in Germany....

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Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory uncovers the unstated assumptions and expectations of scribes and scholars who fashioned editions from manuscripts of Jewish mystical literature. This study offers a theory of kabbalistic textuality in which the material book – the printed page no less than handwritten manuscripts – serves as the site for textual dialogue between Jewish mystics of different periods and locations. The refashioning of the text through the process of reading and commenting that takes place on the page – in the margins and between the lines – blurs the bo...

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Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous ins...

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Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study...

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הספר חוקר את דרכי ההתמודדות של ספרות הרנסנס האמריקאי עם ההשלכות המוסריות, התאולוגיות, הפוליטיות והאסתטיות של מעורבות התנ``ך בדיוני המאה התשע-עשרה על נושא העבדות. באמ...

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Disasters don’t discriminate, but people do. Existing socio-economic conditions mean that disasters can lead to different outcomes even for demographically similar communities - but inevitably the most vulnerable groups suffer more than others. Research reveals that disasters reinforce, perpetuate and increase gender inequality, making bad situations worse for women. Meanwhile, the potential contributions that women can offer to the disaster risk reduction imperative around the world are often overlooked and female leadership in building community resilience to disasters is frequently disreg...



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