Piyyut is the art of Hebrew or Aramaic poetry composed either in place of or as adornments to Jewish statutory prayers. Laura S. Lieber uses the piyyutim of a single poet, Yannai (ca. sixth century C.E.), to introduce readers to this important but largely unfamiliar body of writings. Yannai, the first Hebrew poet to sign his name to his works (by means of an acrostic), influenced Hebrew sacred poetry for centuries beyond his lifespan. He was the first to consistently use true end rhyme, and he was among the first to have written for the weekly service and festivals rather than just particular holidays. As literary works, his poems are as dazzling as they are complex, rich with sound and play, allusion and linguistic beauty. Lieber presents the Hebrew texts of Yannai's 31 extant piyyutim which embellish the Book of Genesis. She translates, annotates, and analyzes these complex poems, which display the poet's transformative treatments of some of the most familiar biblical narratives. She contextualizes these poems and teaches readers how to read and appreciate piyyut by studying Yannai's poetic language and the formal structures of the poems; his exegetical, cultural, and societal importance; and intriguing motifs in Yannai's worldview such as mysticism, holiness, Jewish-Christian relations, and the role of women. Lieber's groundbreaking study is an invitation to those with interests in areas such as liturgical studies, rabbinic literature and targum studies, the early synagogue and its art, Byzantine Christian culture and society, and the history of biblical interpretation to engage with these beautiful and neglected texts and include them in larger intellectual conversations.
... individual character of Rachel, and her particular experience of God's redemption. Thus the poem concludes by articulating not the national perspective (although Rachel's story has national consequences), but with a personal tone.
Author: Laura S. Lieber
Publisher: ISD LLC
Rachel's Redemption is a love story/mystery, the essence of the narrative distilled in the life of a young South Korean woman whose marriage to an American military man leads to a most horrendous miscarriage of justice. The reader may be challenged to a closer look at views too long blindly accepted, particularly concerning the death penalty. Preview readers report inability to put the book aside, it is so filled with surprises and mini-stories of the diverse characters involved. Tender love stories and the revelation of unexpected events intertwine with the main story line about Rachel, providing incentive for non-stop page-turning and over-whelming emotional response. Rachel's story should be difficult to soon forget.
Preview readers report inability to put the book aside, it is so filled with surprises and mini-stories of the diverse characters involved.
Author: Agnes Cowan
The BBC America series Orphan Black (2013-2017) won acclaim for its compelling writing, resonant themes and innovative special effects. And for the bravura acting of Tatiana Maslany, who plays an ever-growing number of clones drawn into an increasingly dangerous world of cutting-edge science, corporate espionage, military secrets and religious fanaticism. Heir to pioneering shows centered on strong female characters, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Lost and Xena: Warrior Princess, Orphan Black models the current Golden Age of serial-form storytelling, with themes of identity, bodily autonomy, gender and sexuality playing against corporate greed and its co-opting of science. This collection of new essays analyzes the diverse clone characters and the series, covering topics including motherhood, surveillance culture, mythology, eugenics, and special effects, as well as the science behind cloning.
Later, in Season 3, we witness the possibility of Rachel's redemption and humanity when she takes on the role of mother to Charlotte (Cynthia Gallant), a young clone who is introduced at the same time as ...
Author: Janet Brennan Croft
Category: Performing Arts
Imagine being ridiculed or marginalized because of something outside of your control. Also imagine growing up with a very beautiful, popular sibling whom everyone just adored. For most of her life Leah endured such circumstances. She is described as tender-eyed while her younger sister, Rachel, is described as beautiful and highly favored. If you can imagine these things, then you can understand what life must have been like for Leah. What Leah did not imagine was what God had in store for her! You will rejoice with Leah, as well as be encouraged, when you discover how God deals with her situation.
Like the sisters, we, too, were redeemed. But unlike Leah's and Rachel's redemption, our redemption involved no deceit, bargaining, or dishonesty of any kind. It was also not the result of any human effort. The familiar Scripture John ...
Author: Cynthia M. Henry
Publisher: WestBow Press
The Harlem Renaissance was an unprecedented period of vitality in the American Arts. Defined as the years between 1910 and 1927, it was the time when Harlem came alive with theater, drama, sports, dance and politics. Looking at events as diverse as the prizefight between Jack Johnson and Jim 'White Hope' Jeffries, the choreography of Aida Walker and Ethel Waters, the writing of Zora Neale Hurston and the musicals of the period, Krasner paints a vibrant portrait of those years. This was the time when the residents of northern Manhattan were leading their downtown counterparts at the vanguard of artistic ferment while at the same time playing a pivotal role in the evolution of Black nationalism. This is a thrilling piece of work by an author who has been working towards this major opus for years now. It will become a classic that will stay on the American history and theater shelves for years to come.
In the case of Rachel, Rachel's reaction to this violence is reflected in her allegorical "childlessness. ... to bear children evokes the allegorical figure of the Via Dolorosa, the baroque projection of crucifixion and redemption.
Author: D. Krasner
In a former life Jack Bastide was a computer programmer toiling away in a cubicle while Diane Walker was working for a government contractor. Many years later they have created a life of their dreams but it wasn't easy. "Navigating The World of Network Marketing" takes you on a brilliant journey through the wild and wooly world of Multilevel Marketing (MLM). You will have a front row seat and watch vicariously as Jack and Diane overcome obstacle after obstacle throughout their voyage. Along the way you may laugh, you may cry, but you will never be bored. Not only does this book have a lot of value as pure entertainment but there are a lot of lessons to be learned as well. Any successful business person makes a lot of mistakes along the way and Jack and Diane are no different. With this book you can learn from their mistakes. Section One is a Network Marketing Novel. It tells Jack and Diane's Story as they sail through the stormy seas of MLM overcoming bad sponsors, a dishonest former partner, companies failing, incompetent company owners, crooked uplines and much more. But it's not all bad as they learned a lot and met a lot of great people along the way. Section Two is called "Lessons Learned in Network Marketing", This details all they have learned throughout their journey. It gives detailed examples of what to look for and what to avoid. This Section is priceless. Section Three is called "Voices in Network Marketing" where you will hear from many of Jack and Diane's friends and associates in Network Marketing. Whether you are an experienced Network Marketer or looking at the Industry for the first time you will thoroughly enjoy and learn something from "Navigating the World of Network Marketing".
Along the way you may laugh, you may cry, but you will never be bored. Not only does this book have a lot of value as pure entertainment but there are a lot of lessons to be learned as well.
Author: Agnes M. Cowan
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve fellow students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Two of the victims of the Columbine massacre, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, reportedly were asked by the gunmen if they believed in God. Both supposedly answered 'Yes' and were killed. Within days of their death, Cassie and Rachel were being hailed as modern-day martyrs and are seen by many American evangelicals as the sparks of a religious revival among teenagers. Cassie and Rachel, as innocents martyred for faith, also became useful symbols for those seeking to advance a conservative political agenda and to lay the blame for Columbine at the feet of their liberal opponents. According to police investigators, however, Cassie and Rachel may never have been asked by their killers about God. They may have been simply victims of a senseless crime rather than martyrs to a cause. The Martyrs of Columbine provides a careful examination of the available evidence and attempts to discover what really occurred. Despite these questions the martyr-stories continued to be told and the religious and political use of Cassie and Rachel continues. The popular significance of the martyrs of Columbine persists, and may even be growing. How and why is this happening? The Martyrs of Columbine is a groundbreaking investigation of what this tragedy has come and will come to mean in American religion, politics, and culture.
... a page about the publication on the Columbine Redemption web site, “is to encourage young people to follow the example of Rachel who was only doing what Jesus would've done.”42 The magazine contained excerpts from Rachel's writings, ...
Author: J. Watson
Category: Social Science
Lament does not seem to be a pervasive feature of the New Testament, particularly when viewed in relation to the Old Testament. A careful investigation of the New Testament, however, reveals that it thoroughly incorporates the pattern of Old Testament lament into its proclamation of the gospel, especially in the person of Jesus Christ as he both prays and embodies lament. As an act that fundamentally calls upon God to be faithful to God's promises to Israel and to the church, lament in the New Testament becomes a prayer of longing for God's kingdom, which has been inaugurated in the ministry and resurrection of Jesus, fully to come.
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn: Jesus' Ministry as the Consolation of Israel In the Gospel of Matthew, Rachel's weeping represents the anguished cries of Israel for redemption in the midst of God's apparent silence.
Author: Rebekah Eklund
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The alarm in Rachel's voice made the hair on The Redeemer's neck stand up. “What is going on?” “It seems that Truth is here...and your sister.” The Redeemer was dazed....her sister? What did she mean? “What do you mean my sister is ...
Author: Robin Bull
Charlotte Yonge, a dedicated religious, didactic, and domestic novelist, has become one of the most effectively rediscovered Victorian women writers of the last decades. Her prolific output of fiction does not merely give a fascinatingly different insight into nineteenth-century popular culture; it also yields a startling complexity. This compels a reappraisal of the parameters that have long been limiting discussion of women writers of the time. Situating Yonge amidst developments in science, technology, imperialism, aesthetics, and the book market at her time, the individual contributions in this book explore her critical and often self-conscious engagement with current fads, controversies, and possible alternatives. Her marketing of her missionary stories, the wider significance of her contribution to Tractarian aesthetics, the impact of Darwinian science on her domestic chronicles, and her work as a successful editor of a newly established magazine show this self-confidently anti-feminist and domestic writer exert a profound influence on Victorian literature and culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Women's Writing.
Rachel's redemption comes about through suffering and through marriage to a man who understands her past blunders, admires her unselfishness and dedication, and will help her turn her energies to more acceptable uses.
Author: Tamara Wagner
Category: Literary Criticism
Discusses four illuminated haggadot, manuscripts created for use at home services on Passover, all created in the early twelfth century.
Rachel's weeping is imagined to move Godi even in God's moments of most resolute angerito mercy. ... plate 31, bottom left), and particularly through her intervention as a suffering mother, Rachel's children are redeemed.
Author: Marc Michael Epstein
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Rachel Rosenthal is an internationally recognised pioneer in the field of feminist and ecological performance art. Her revolutionary performance technique integrates text, movement, voice, choreography, improvisation, inventive costuming, dramatic lighting and wildly imaginative sets into an unforgettable theatre experience. In the last twenty years she has presented over thirty-five pieces nationally and internationally. She has been called 'a monument and a marvel' and critically ranked with Robert Wilson, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, Meredith Monk and Laurie Anderson. Her work is passionately dedicated to interrogating, illuminating and improving the relationship between human beings and the planet we share with so many other species. Her performances explore and embody the long history and urgent future of this deeply troubled relationship, and use viscerally compelling performance to draw us into a direct experience of the beauty and power of our lives in nature.
She has spoken of her autobiographical works in terms of redemption and exorcism , and indeed these paradigms cover a good part - but not all of what goes on in a Rosenthal piece . In Replays ( 1975 ) , she examined her life - story in ...
Author: Rachel Rosenthal
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
"I am not going to apologize for speaking the Name of Jesus, I am not going to justify my faith to them, and I am not going to hide the light that God has put into me. If I have to sacrifice everything ... I will." "This will be my last year Lord. I have gotten what I can. Thank you." Excerpts From Rachel's Journals Rachel Scott was a typical teenage girl who was incredibly dedicated to following and serving Christ. Though she was mocked for her beliefs, at times doubted her faith, and constantly struggled with personal issues every teenager faces, she remained faithful to God. Then on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School, she was killed for that faith. Rachel's Tears is a moving meditation on the life, death, and faith of Rachel as seen through the eyes of her parents and through writings and drawings from her journals. Her parents also offer a spiritual perspective on the Columbine tragedy and provide a vision of hope for preventing youth violence across the nation.
Since Rachel's death several programs have been started by her family to help carry her torch . ... go to www.rachelschallenge.com Darrell Scott , Rachel's dad , has started a 501C3 nonprofit organization called Columbine Redemption .
Author: Darrell Scott
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In illuminating commentaries on the biblical texts read on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper, a number of contemporary female authors, scholars, theologians, and educators offer a fresh perspective on Jewish history, tradition, and religion. Original. 17,500 first printing.
of Rachel's life in hopes that it will lead us to an understanding that can deepen our own prayers for the redemption on Rosh Hashana. Rachel's story extends over several chapters in Genesis (29:1- 31:47, 35:9-20).
Author: Gail Twersky Reimer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 traces the evolution and consequences of a new hybrid paradigm, which grants a heroic status to victims of national tragedies, and by extension to their families, thereby creating a class of privileged participants in the permanent memorial process. Harriet F. Senie suggests that instead the victims' families be able to determine the nature of an interim memorial, one that addresses their needs in the critical time between the murder of their loved ones and the completion of the permanent memorial. She also observes that the memorials discussed herein are inadvertently based on strategies of diversion and denial that direct our attention away from actual events, and reframe tragedy as secular or religious triumph. In doing so, they camouflage history, and seen as an aggregate, they define a nation of victims, exactly the concept they and their accompanying celebratory narratives were apparently created to obscure.
143 Pastor Bruce Porter recalled Rachel's story in The Martyr's Torch: The Message of the Columbine Massacre; ... 148 Following the shooting Darrell Scott founded Columbine Redemption, a ministry that published Rachel's Journal and a ...
Author: Harriet F. Senie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
""Modern theology needs the rediscovery of the category of consolation. This book is rich of consolations because it takes the cry of lament seriously."" --Jurgen Moltmann ""A timely, accessible, and valuable book. The recovery of the biblical traditions of loss and hurt is intrinsically worth doing, more worth doing in an increasingly disestablished society."" --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emeritus ""This cross-disciplinary collaboration is . . . poignant and compelling testimony to the personal and communal power of lament and its importance to the practice of ministry. This book is the one that I have been waiting for."" --Christie Cozad Neuger, Brite Divinity School ""Few books in the literature of lament have drawn together so much material from the biblical, theological, and pastoral spheres as Rachel's Cry."" --Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Honesty with God is the doorway to authentic hope and faith. . . . This is one of the most liberating books I have read in a long time."" --James Newton Poling, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ""This is the first book to bring scattered discussions together into one coherent whole . . . with deep Christian insight and conviction, with vivid examples, and with learning which is as gracefully communicated as it is broad and deep in its substance. I will be keeping it near at hand, so as to return to it often."" --Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University ""Rachel's Cry is not only a timely book, it is an urgently needed resource for people who long for a way to live with irrational suffering. Unless we recover the prayer of lament, we are in danger of being trapped in powerlessness, cynicism, and despair."" --Herbert Anderson, Catholic Theological Union, Emeritus ""I found it difficult to put this book down. Rachel's Cry convincingly argues that an authentic and empowering spirituality requires the language of lament and protest alongside praise and thanksgiving."" --Nancy J. Ramsay, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Kathleen M. Billman is dean of academic affairs and professor of pastoral theology and counseling at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Daniel L. Migliore is Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Rachel's lament paradoxically makes room for the new. It keeps open the possibility of once again praising God, not falsely or mechanically, but from the heart. Only when longing for redemption from the ravages of sickness ...
Author: Kathleen D. Billman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Explores the experiences and concerns of newly Orthodox Jewish women, addressing such issues as family, feminism, individuality, and spiritual renewal
... procreation , and redemption of the first born , are proscribed . Berman cites serious debates among noted talmudic scholars as to whether women are indeed exempt from individual , positive , time - bound precepts .
Author: Debra R. Kaufman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Discover the deliciously dark and fantastically funny No. 1 bestseller about a woman living life rather too well and being whisked away from it all, from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups 'Gloriously funny' SUNDAY TIMES ___________ 'How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .' Meet Rachel Walsh. She's been living it up in New York City, spending her nights talking her way into glamorous parties before heading home in the early hours to her hot boyfriend Luke. But her sensible older sister showing up and sending her off to actual rehab wasn't quite part of her plan. She's only agreed to her incarceration because she's heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going cold turkey - plus it's about time she had a holiday. Saying goodbye to fun will be hard. But not as hard as losing the man who she realises, all too late, might just be the love of her life . . . _________ 'A born storyteller' Independent on Sunday 'The voice of a generation' Daily Mirror Praise for Marian Keyes: 'Comic, convincing and true' Guardian 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' Graham Norton
'Swizzers,' Helen sympathized. 'And the fucking cost of it!' I screeched. 'My hair wasn't the only thing that got done.' 'Do you know who you look like?' Helen said thoughtfully. 'Who?' I asked tremulously, hoping for redemption.
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Penguin UK
Rachel’s Son, Jackson is based on a true story that took place in the United States between 1843 and 1865. On a southern plantation in Tennessee in 1843, Elizabeth Delaney is convinced by her husband Daniel that relocating to the Oregon Country from their comfortable situation would benefit her undiagnosed health problems. They join a group of pioneers and embark on the 2000 mile long Oregon Trail. The trip is less than blissful with most of the group walking the entire way, from Independence, Missouri, to a small staging area on the banks of the Columbia River locally referred as The Dalles, a French word for “Sluice of Water.” Worn out and tired, they arrive in the Willamette Valley. They work to build new lives in the territory and eventually have homes, farms, and good bounty. Yet, each struggles along the way striving to reach their destination and make their dreams come true in the midst of clashing personalities and the stress of starting a new life. Rachel’s Son, Jackson illustrates an honest picture of the strife of the family traveling the Oregon Trail, the hard work necessary upon arrival to become established, and the events that would soon follow. Rachel’s Son, Jackson is a story based on fact - a real story about real people, whose graves are located throughout the Salem area, this story is theirs.
Local clergy gave their pitch for redemption. Students from Willamette University were curious about the “criminal mind.” The most unusual visit was Daniel Delaney Junior. He posed odd questions to the killers.
Author: Timothy C. McFetridge
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Meet Noah Tass. Follow him as he tries to escape his hayseed hometown in Missouri. This is not a movie. This is someone's life. Noah was turning 23 and desperate leave. Pulnick had forever been a blemish on the anemic face of rural Bible-belt America. Always bland and soporific, it was now being invaded by white supremacist meth heads, visited by an unprecedented crime wave, exploited by spiritualists and local politicos, and driven to hysteria by paranoid rumors that the world would end on November 11th. Moreover, Noah's personal life was becoming more convoluted by the day. Everything seemed to conspire against his singular need to get out of this dreary, dead-end, death-wish armpit of a town. "11-11-11" is what you call a feel good novel. You'll feel good about your own life when you get a load of the losers who populate this living graveyard!
At 11:11 am on November 11th of this year of 2011, the Creator's message of universal redemption will arrive. The world as we know it has ended and we will finally stand illuminated in the perfect knowledge of truth.
Author: John Rachel