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4 Jews and Others in Vilna-Wilno-Vilnius: Invisible Neighbors, 1831–1948

OMER BARTOV Indiana University Press ePub

THEODORE R. WEEKS

The modern world loves precise, fixed borders. We consider it normal that where one country ends, another one starts. Conversely it would be peculiar, even outrageous for us to be simultaneously in two countries. But such a situation is both recent and rare. Even now borders retain a certain amount of fluidity, more so in the case of EU member states, far less so when one passes, say, from Israel to Egypt (or attempts to pass from Israel to Lebanon). But before World War II in East-Central Europe, borderlands were far more mixed and fluid than after the mid-twentieth century. The “unmixing of populations” that has taken place since 1914 and especially brutally in the 1940s, through assimilation, migration, forced exile, and mass murder, has radically changed the ethnic/national landscape of Europe east of the Oder River. However, living in close physical proximity in the past did not necessarily denote cultural mixing or even active toleration. Rather, I will argue, far more typical was simply a mutual ignoring of neighbors who followed a different pattern of everyday life, religion, and language.

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Preface to the Third Edition

Manz, Charles C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

As I prepare this preface for the third edition of The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus I can’t help reflecting on how much has changed since the book was first published. Issues of spirituality and religion in the workplace are no longer topics of questionable relevance for business and leadership practice. In fact, spirituality at work has become a widely considered topic for many business and management researchers and educators, as well as a significant concern for many executives and managers. When I wrote the first edition, this was not the case. In fact, writing the book as a business professor, consultant, and author was quite notable, and for many it was perceived as a rather bold undertaking, at the time.

Yes, many things have changed, yet paradoxically, many things have stayed largely the same. In fact, I believe much of what I wrote in the preface to the first edition still applies. Jesus taught timeless wisdom that transcends the ups and downs and ebbs and flows of years, decades, centuries and even millennia. Consequently, while the emergence of spirituality as a legitimate concern for the study and practice of leadership would seem to make this book even more relevant now as the third edition is released, the timeless wisdom it is based on has always been relevant, and I believe it always will be. Indeed, looking to the teachings of Jesus as a potential source of practical lessons for leading today remains a wise thing to do. Following is some of the original message I wrote in the Preface to the first edition:

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IX. Gender Convention, Ideals, and Identity among Antebellum Virginia Slave Women

David Barry Gaspar Indiana University Press ePub

Brenda E. Stevenson

The autobiographical accounts, tales, and fantasies of Virginia slave women provide a wealth of information, collective and individual, existential and relational, about the private lives of bonded black females, their families, their overseers, their masters, and their mistresses.1 Fortunately, these accounts also entail much more. Through the vehicle of “autobiographical story,” slave women were able to construct what, for them, was an operative, legitimate identity, a “counterimage” of black womanhood that flew provocatively in the face of popular contemporary images of black female degradation, promiscuity, and passivity. Slave women’s image or images of themselves, more often than not, were overwhelmingly positive, even heroic. They also included notions of their principle and purpose as slave women. This essay explores some of the positive images that slave women drew of themselves and some of the practical (i.e., material, residential, occupational) conditions or variables which can be linked to the creation and perpetuation of these images.2

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9 Wedging the Door Open

Tarr-Whelan, Linda Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Your next step will include an amazingly simple set of strategies to get women like yourself on the fast track to leadership positions. A strong virtual circle begins when great candidates have real opportunity to compete. When we elect more women to office, they wedge the door open for more women in top appointed positions and for better policies. The same holds true in business. Having more women in executive suites and on boards opens opportunities for others. You can start by yourself and then work to change the ground rules with the “women in every pool” plan, so more women can lead the way.

Now we’ve laid the groundwork for women moving up. How can we make sure we don’t backslide when the next CEO, governor, or boss doesn’t have women’s advancement as a priority? The powerful bottom-line benefits of expanding women’s leadership possibilities shouldn’t be lost. We know just making the case for balanced leadership does not provide enough impetus to give many women a chance. Progress can stall, and inertia sets in. Simply waiting for a better atmosphere is not an option, and one-at-a-time progress is pretty glacial. We need effective strategies to build momentum and leap forward.

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21 Increasing Water-use Efficiency

Paroda, R.S. CABI PDF

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Increasing Water-use Efficiency

Introduction

The population in most of the tropical developing countries is increasing by leaps and bounds.

According to the FAO, over 800 million people currently lack adequate food, and by 2025 the food requirements of an additional 3 billion people will need to be met. Hidden hunger, such as protein and micro-nutrient deficiencies, is expected to become increasingly serious, particularly for women and children. Therefore, food and nutritional security continue to be a priority for the nations across the globe. India has made rapid strides in agriculture, achieving selfsufficiency in food requirement by recording a five-fold increase in production from the base line of 1950–51 through the Green Revolution.

Efforts have also resulted in achieving an increase of 11 times in horticulture production, six times in milk, 25 times in egg and nine times in production of fish, from the base line of 1950–51. The cultivated area has remained static at around 142 million ha for the last 40 years, but production has increased many-fold, not only of cereals but also of all other agricultural commodities. This has been possible due to proper policy support and scientific advancements in developing high-yielding cultivars and farmer-friendly production technologies as well as through the efforts of farmers. It is also a fact that India, with

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Step One: Desire

Guiden, Alan Aeon Books ePub

STEP ONE: DESIRE

YOU WANT IT

Most early travels are ‘unintentional’. They are subconsciously motivated by desire and poof you’re out. As you’ve read, my tumble from bed followed the basic principle that drives both the ‘subconscious unintentional’ travel and the ‘conscious intentional’ travel. The principle is desire. I’m tired of the word ‘tumble’ now.

Desire is the first step, the real oomph pushing the ‘nonphysical travel’. For instance, if I ask you to go over and pick up that penny, you have a few choices. You can choose to pick up the penny; you can choose not to pick up the penny; or you can choose not to believe there is a penny. Regardless of your choice, I’ve tricked you into visualizing the penny, even if you think there is none, which is important and we’ll get to that soon. We’re not in a hurry. Well, at least I’m not. If you have things to do, stop back later. And bring me some nachos.

To continue, if you chose not to pick up the penny or chose not to believe it exists, then you’re no fun at all. But, nonphysically speaking, if you chose to pick up the penny, that becomes your ‘desire’ that triggers your ‘action’ that becomes your ‘destination’ and so you travel from your body to fulfill your desire. It’s a happy circle that brings you what you desire. Weeeeeeee.

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Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder

Young, Courtenay Karnac Books ePub

Trauma sometimes happens to us. It is a profound psycho-physical experience, even if the traumatic event or events cause the person affected no direct physical harm. As mentioned previously, some people have experienced long-term levels of extreme stress that have actually traumatized them: there does not have to be one single event or incident, or even several. It can happen from a build-up to high levels of ongoing stress over a considerable period of time that creates a situation that is extremely stressful to the point of being traumatic.

We are gradually realizing that trauma, and the effects of trauma, constitute a special case and need specialized handling, mainly because the symptoms do not seem to go away unless this happens, and because it is all to easy to retraumatize an already traumatized person, even in therapy.

The traumatized person often remembers or re-experiences the physical and emotional sensations of the traumatic event, but is usually unable to affect or modulate these experiences in any way. They can feel shocked and helpless and often feel overwhelmed again—simply from the startle effect of the memory or the flashback. Over time, the affects usually decline and lessen, though a particular situation or circumstance (smell, noise, sight) might trigger the memory and the traumatic reaction once more.

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17. The Inner State

Jaworski, Joseph Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

[T]HE FACILITATOR WHO HAS DONE THE INTERIOR WORK WILL “SET THE FIELD” FOR THE PARTICIPANTS AND HELP THEM LEARN THE WAY INTO THAT DEEPER TERRITORY THROUGH DISCIPLINED PERSONAL PRACTICE. IT IS ONLY THEN THAT PARTICIPANTS WILL BEGIN TO ACT AS A “SINGLE INTELLIGENCE” AND RELEASE THE “PHENOMENAL CAPACITIES” ENFOLDED IN THE GROUP.

Earlier that morning at breakfast, Lee had told me that he had worked closely with Bohm from the early 1980s until Bohm’s death in 1992. Lee wrote the forewords for a number of Bohm’s books, including a book on the nature of thought and the self that was created from the transcription of a seminar Bohm held at Ojai – Thought as a System. (Lee had taught at Ojai with the noted Indian teacher, J. Krishnamurti, and was deeply involved in the dialogue groups that took place there. When I met Bohm in 1980, he spoke highly of Krishnamurti and suggested that Krishnamurti could help us create the Leadership Forum curriculum.)

I told Lee about my meeting with Bohm and that Bohm had shared with me an explicit mental model of the way he believed the world works and the way he believed human beings learn and think. To Bohm, it was clear that humans have an innate capacity for collective intelligence. They can learn and think together, and this collaborative thought can lead to coordinated action. We are all connected and operate within living fields of thought and perceptions. The world is not fixed, but is in constant flux; accordingly, the future is not fixed and so can be shaped. Humans possess significant tacit knowledge – we know more than we can say. The question to be resolved: How do we remove the blocks and tap into that knowledge in order to create the kind of future we all want?

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Chapter 1: Ready, Set, Connect!

Bailey, Kim Solution Tree Press ePub

Identifying relationships between ideas

Ready, Set, Connect! cards (for version 2; see reproducible, pages 44–46)

Ready, Set, Connect! relationship log (for version 3; see reproducible, pages 47–48)

This activity is a scavenger hunt intended for younger students. It helps them begin to notice relationships between items and concepts, which is the most basic skill associated with reasoning.

As described previously (see pages 14–15 in the introduction), there are four types of basic relationships, and each of those types can be further divided into subtypes. To review, the categorization of types and subtypes (with signal words and phrases for each) is shown in table 1.1 (page 40).

As this game is designed for elementary school students, we suggest you focus on the four basic types of relationships. You might also choose to use age-appropriate terms to discuss these relationships with your students: “alike” or “things that go together” for addition, “different” or “opposite” for contrast, and so on.

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Chapter 5: Applying Strategies for ELLs: A 5E Lesson

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Applying Strategies for ELLs:
A 5E Lesson Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.— Confucius

In the first four chapters, we examined the needs of English language learners and how to support them in the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains.The question now arises of how to incorporate the tools, practices, and strategies into practical classroom use. Perhaps you are asking yourself:• What does a lesson look like that meets the needs of my English language learners?• How can I meet the needs of my English language learners and still meet the needs of other students in my classroom?Echevarria, Vogt, and Short (2004) identify the critical instructional features necessary for the academic and language development of English language learners.Lesson preparation: Planning should result in lessons that enable students to make connections between their knowledge and experiences and the new information being taught.Background building: A student’s background impacts his or her ability to recall and elaborate on a topic better than those with limited knowledge of the topic. See All Chapters
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Chapter Fifteen: The Sixth Crusade: winning Jerusalem peacefully

Falk, Avner Karnac Books ePub

The Sixth Crusade was unique among the nine crusades, as well as among the crusades in Europe such as the Baltic and Cathar crusades, in that it was the only one whose goal was won peacefully. The “Holy City” of Jerusalem was bought peacefully from the “Saracens,” even though they also considered it a holy place and called it Al-Quds (the holy one). Its chief protagonist was the German king and “Holy Roman Emperor” Friedrich II (1194–1250), of the Hohesntaufen dynasty, who had refused to play a serious military role in the Fifth Crusade, and was excommunicated by Pope Honorius III for it. It was Friedrich who negotiated with the “Saracens” for Jerusalem, and it was he who crowned himself King of Jerusalem in 1229.

The old Pope Honorius III, who had played a major role in the Fifth Crusade, died in 1227. He was succeeded by Gregory IX (died 1241), the former Ugolino Cardinal di Conti. In 1228, seven years after the failure of the Fifth Crusade, the European Christians were already getting into another crusading frenzy. Once again, the crusade was born out of Europe’s internal conflicts, above all the perennial power struggle between the pope and the “Holy Roman Emperor”. This struggle had all the earmarks of an Oedipal battle: the pope was an old man and was called Papa (father), whereas the emperor, who was also the king of Germany, was a younger man. For example, in 1228, Pope Gregory IX, who was born in 1145 (according to the Catholic Encyclopedia) or around 1170 (according to the Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexicon), was anywhere from fifty-eight to eighty-three years old, while Emperor Friedrich was only thirty-two years old.

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Dalhousie University

Aspen Institute,, The Berrett-Koehler Publishers PDF

A Closer Look at:

Dalhousie University

Faculty of Management / Halifax, Canada http://management.dal.ca/

WHAT THE SCHOOL SAYS:

All units of the Faculty of Management maintain a genuine commitment to students’ understanding of the social and ecological impacts of their future employment choices. As a result, our graduates are equipped to exercise this thinking whether they pursue careers in business, in the public sector, in civil society organizations, or all three.

A QUICK LOOK

NOTE: All information is self-reported data submitted to the Center for Business Education

COURSES*

Accounting (1)

Business & Government (5)

Business Law (6)

CSR/Business Ethics (2)

Environmental (16)

HR Management (3)

Information Technology (4)

International Management (1)

General Management (3)

Operations Management (2)

Public/Nonprofit Mgt (4)

Strategy (2)

KEY CONCENTRATIONS

Environmental Management

Public Policy

KEY JOINT DEGREES

MBA & MA International

Affairs

NOTABLE FEATURES

CORE COURSES:

Management Without Borders

A major public issue in the minds of business executives, politicians, scientists, and others is the effect of industrial, agribusiness, and other human activities on the bio-physical environment. This course examines questions that pointedly and forcefully confront multinational enterprises and explore the choices decision makers must make within a complex array of different economies, markets, cultures, social systems, and that perhaps most important, regulatory regimes.

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Pfeffernusse

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Pfeffernüsse

QUILT SIZE: 84 H” SQUARE

BLOCK SIZE: 12˝

A trip to Germany in February of 2011 sparked a love of my family heritage on my mother’s side of the family. As we drove through the winter countryside, I was filled with a longing for family members long past, that I had never gotten to know. Did they travel these same areas? Did they cook Pfeffernusse (pepper-nut) cookies at holiday time? I’ll never know, but I like to dream they did! The warm browns and reds in this quilt bring to mind the delicious smells of spice cookies baking in my oven. See the end of the pattern for the recipe!

Fabric Requirements

3 yards of brown scraps and strings in a wide variety of spicy brown hues from light to dark for string blocks

4 yards of neutral/light scraps and strings in a wide variety of shades of white to cream to beige for hour glass and string blocks.

Note: All of these fabrics can have other colors playing on them. There may be red hearts on a white background, but it will still read as neutral/light. There may be green leaves and pink flowers on a cream background, but it will still read as light. Don’t think that these have to be tone-on-tone! Look at the background color of the fabric and let it play!

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CHAPTER SIXTEEN. In the style of loving

Karnac Books ePub

Rodney Kleiman

L“ove, it seems to some, I have downgraded.” states Lacan

in his 1964 seminar on the fundamentals of psychoanalysis.1Indeed one could be pardoned for perceiving a somewhat negative connotation attached to the phenomenon of love since “lacan-ism” reconceived it. Love is variously described as a deception, an illusion or a narcissistic construct. Given the available evidence who would argue with these views? Still worse, love is an imaginary formation; that terrible thing. Beware the imaginary formation, anathema to the poetic beauty of the symbolic and the sublime insubstantiality of the real.

Despite these unappealing characteristics, love continues to recur. It recurs not just in life but also in the course of every analysis. This recurrence is concurrent with the presence of analysis. The transference was and still remains, a manifestation of love. There can be no analysis without transference and therefore no analysis without love.

Freud must take some blame for the downgrading of love. He initially emphasizes the transference love in its production of a resistance to free association and the continuation of analytic work. A resistance that must be overcome so that the true work may continue. But it is clearly a necessary resistance and allows for the possibility of analysis and interpretation.

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Dedication Page

Pilard, Nathalie Karnac Books ePub

For Théotime

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