With tongue placed firmly in cheek, this book follows an older sister as she dispenses advice to her brother on how to train their parents. Full color.
A Bing of Bread grew out of an interview that author Maggie Glezer conducted with a rabbi's wife about the symbolism of challah, that bakery staple deeply rooted in Jewish traditions. Captivated by the myriad meanings in every twist of the bread's braid, she spent years doing research and recipe testing. The result is this landmark guide to the amazing variety of Jewish breads found in communities all over the world, from Guatemala to Russia and everywhere in between. In it are more than 60 impeccably tested recipes both old and new, for challah and other Sabbath and holiday loaves and an exploration of the rich symbolism of their hisory, the rituals governing their baking and eating, and the sacred texts and commentaries from which these rituals derive.
There are best-ever recipes for babka and honey cake, bagels, matzot, crackers, and everyday breads such as Jewish-deli rye. It is also loaded with totally unexpected breads that thrill, such as anise, almond, and sesame-studded Moroccan Purim bread; the spiced and leaf-wrapped Ehtiopian bereketei (whole wheat Sabbath bread); and the pitalike nooni honegi of the Bukharan Jews. Oral histories, ancient legends, shtetl folktales, aphorisms, and proverbs delight and inspire, and stories of grandmothers and great-grandmothers that recall life as it once was complete this volume, the most in-depth and wide-ranging one ever published on the subject.
This is the story of Katharina von Bora, the nun who, with eleven others late one night, slipped out of the Marienthron Convent and hid among the herring barrels on Herr Koppe's wagon. The driver, having tied down the heavy canvas over the barrels, clambered up onto the wagon and urged the horses on their way. The nuns shivered and gagged as they crouched among the smelly fish barrels. If Katharina von Bora had been content to count her beads, do penance for her sins, and close her mind to the truths of the Bible, she would have lived and died in the obscurity of the Convent. But because she followed where God led, she became the first lady of the evangelical Reformation, the wife of the great Dr. Martin Luther, and the mother of a fine family. She lived to b others.
She found true happiness in serving those in need. The poor, little escaped nun died a truly rich person.
Following the narrative arc of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Ismael narrates the story of how he has come to end up lying, injured, in a compound on the Afghanistan border after a drone strike, life draining away. The story unfolds towards the present, as he thinks back across his journey from a suburb of Birmingham, where he was brought up, to pray circles in the city run by a charismatic individual who leads the small group Ismael joins, to Dubai, on to Karachi, and then to the mountains, to meet the fabled White Sheik. This journey begins with the discovery that he was adopted, after his real father killed himself in a suicide bombing.
Ismael decides to test himself to see whether, if subjected to the same environment, his nature will push him to similar violent conclusions. Along the way he is asked to work for the security services, informing on the man who had radicalised his real father. As the story progresses he is torn between loyalty to those he is travelling with, those he has come to work with at the security services, and to himself. After witnessing the violence created by both sides, as he moves through this new world, back in the present, he is forced to decide what acts are acceptable and work out what he is prepared to do to get himself home. The story explores what makes some of us need to seek out adventure and conflict, and makes many of us need to believe in a cause. Ismael attempts to understand why so much of the violence he has seen is caused by our inability to accept what it means to be human and the reality of all our fates. 70% of the sale of this product will be donated to War Child, charity no. 1071659
“-NO LO ENTIENDES, LEONARDO -DIJO, HABLANDO CON DIFICULTAD-. HABÉIS CABREADO A LA COSMONAVE.” El Gran Consejo gobierna la galaxia y la protege, a través de las dos organizaciones bajo su mando: el Cuerpo, que ejerce la justicia y la ejecuta, y la Legión, que explora el universo en busca de nuevas fronteras. Cuando el comerciante libre Chaka Gutionov encuentra una gigantesca cosmonave de cientos de años de antigüedad, una extraña alianza se forma para resolver el misterio de su aparición, incluyendo al miembro del Gran Consejo Leonardo Sonnenborn-Rico, que guarda un terrible secreto: hace cuarenta y tres años, estuvo dentro de esa cosmonave y apenas pudo escapar con vida. A medida que se adentran en las profundidades de la cosmonave, descubren que no ha reaparecido por casualidad y que todas las razas de la galaxia se encuentran en grave peligro.
Los roces entre los miembros de la expedición se recrudecen mientras intentan buscar respuestas. ¿Pero qué pueden hacer cuando encuentran a un superviviente de la primera expedición de hace cuatro décadas? ¿Podrán escapar con vida o caerán presos de la extraña fuerza que busca retenerlos dentro de la nave? ¿Estarán dispuestos a hacer el sacrificio definitivo? La Cosmonave Perdida es un trepidante relato de ciencia ficción con el que debuta Miguel Ángel Alonso Pulido, periodista, escritor y bloguero, aunque no siempre en ese orden. Puedes conocer más sobre el autor en www.miguelangelalonsopulido.com
Photo book of the history of the band Pixies with some rare pictures. Chronicles the years 1986 to 1993.
A young fan-maker, who is known throughout France for her sensual, sexually graphic creations, finds herself on trail for her collaboration with the infamous Marquis de Sade. Heads will roll un the independent fan-maker, erotically cast in the shadow of de Sade, can justify her art and friendships to a court known for its rigid and prudish proprieties.