Rumors and Stones

RUMORS : STONE My grandmother Sarah Gittel gave birth to thirteen children , but six died during or immediately after birth or from illness . Except for her son Dov , she treated the survivors with a suspicious irritation .

Author: Wayne Karlin


ISBN: UOM:39015038171743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Recounts the author's journey to his mother's old village in Kolno, Poland, interweaving his mother's stories and memories of the Holocaust, and his own memories of the Vietnam War
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Rumors Race and Riots

Nevertheless, a rumor swept through the crowd that the boy had died after having been hit by one of the stones. A second rumor sprang up that a police officer had refused to arrest the murderer. The accused policeman further increased ...

Author: Terry Ann Knopf

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833516

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

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Are race-related rumors rooted in the personality traits of the individual? Are they a kind of "improvised news" for a community? Do they come and go at random or form definite, recognizable patterns? What role do the news media play in spreading rumors? These and other questions are treated in this classic study, now available in paperback with a new introduction by the author, of how and why rumors emerge in connection with racial disorders. Included is an examination and critique of the three major models of rumor formation: the psychological approach, emphasizing the emotional needs and drives of the individual; the functional approach, which views rumors as a form of "improvised news"; and the conspiratorial approach, which sees rumors as deliberately planted and not spontaneous. The author's "process model" of rumor formation is based on the premise that rumors cannot "cause" violence and that violence cannot "cause" rumors. Both are viewed as parts of the same process. Rumors are seen as just one of a series of determinants, each of which increases the likelihood of a collective outburst. Among the determinants examined are: conditions of stress; a rigid social structure supported by a racist ideology; and a hostile belief system (or negative set of generalized perceptions) held separately by different groups. Race-related rumors are functionally tied to the latter point and crystallize, confirm, and intensify these beliefs by linking them to actual events. Hundreds of pertinent rumors are documented from local newspapers and investigative accounts. An exhaustive, systematic inquiry is made into the series of disorders that occurred between 1967 and 1970. The role played by rumors during these disturbing times is examined and compared to earlier periods of unrest. Implications for public policy are explored along with a hard look at rumor-control centers. The influence of the police and other public officials as well as the news media are treated extensively since they play a big part in fostering a grapevine in the white suburbs similar to the one found in the inner cities. Terry Ann Knopf teaches arts and media criticism at Boston University's Journalism Department. Earlier, she worked as a TV critic for the Miami Herald and the Patriot Ledger, and was also a correspondent at the Boston Globe specializing in the arts and media.
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Witchcraft Sorcery Rumors and Gossip

It will be recalled that the rumor declared witches were placing human flesh at the headwaters of rivers . These were precisely the sites where the kum stones were traditionally thought to make their “ nests , ” flying out from them at ...

Author: Pamela J. Stewart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052100473X

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book combines two classic topics in social anthropology in a new synthesis: the study of witchcraft and sorcery and the study of rumors and gossip. First, it shows how rumor and gossip are invariably important as catalysts for accusations of witchcraft and sorcery. Second, it demonstrates the role of rumor and gossip in the genesis of social and political violence, as in the case of both peasant rebellions and witch-hunts. Examples supporting the argument are drawn from Africa, Europe, India, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia.
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The Redemption Club Collection

He made his way through the crowd in the living room to Stone's side. ... He could turn his charm on and off so quickly it made Jared's head spin, and validated the rumors that Stone was a self-involved narcissist who used charm only to ...

Author: Anne Marie Becker

Publisher: Anne Marie Becker

ISBN: 9781944055943

Category: Fiction


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The Redemption Club Collection includes three complete (90,000-word) books from the series. In a city built for sin, the Redemption Club is a secret society that exists to fulfill a person’s darkest desires… STACKING THE DECK Redemption Club, Book 1 Resourceful Skye Hamilton puts her survival training to good use taking the dangerous tasks nobody else wants. When a job searching for a runaway teen brings Redemption Club members gunning for her, putting those she cares about in danger, she’ll risk everything to fight the enemy. Including her heart. Jared Bennigan, bodyguard to the Las Vegas elite, accepted his latest job hoping it would lead to his sister, but he’s not the only one looking for a missing woman. Skye’s enticing blue eyes contradict her tough, distrusting exterior, revealing an intriguing combination of vulnerability and intelligence. But those eyes are watching his client—through her rifle’s scope. To find both missing women, Jared will need to convince Skye—who plays a wicked game of hard-to-get—to be his partner. It’s the ultimate game of survival of the fittest. But who will win? SLEIGHT OF HAND Redemption Club, Book 2 Raised by con artists, Emily Moore has done her share of manipulating others to make ends meet. She’s working hard to go legit and make up for her past, but she still knows how to spot an easy mark. And when to walk away from a bad situation. Emily learned life’s lessons the hard way, and now a tough exterior hides her one weakness—her love for the man who left her. After a high profile murder, Detective Adam Wilde’s brother disappears, becoming both the Las Vegas Police Department’s primary suspect and the real killer’s target. He suspects an underground group called the Redemption Club, which trades in dark deeds, is behind the murder, and it’s essential he finds his brother before the Club does. Their hearts are telling them to let go of the past, but trust has never been easy for either Emily or Adam. It’ll take a common purpose, and an undeniable passion, to reunite them. To find Tanner and defeat the head of Redemption Club, they’ll need each other—and they’ll need to come up with the con of their lives. RAISING THE STAKES Redemption Club, Book 3 Ivy Stone works hard to maintain her ice queen image. Without the façade, people get close—and then shegets hurt. Still, as manager of a luxurious Las Vegas hotel, sometimes she has to put herself in the limelight to protect all she’s worked for, especially when her father’s rumored association with the underground crime web, Redemption Club, risks everything.When idle threats become a very real danger, forcing her to consider the unthinkable to protect herself, she approaches a rival with an unusual deal. At Global Security Solutions, Devlin Grimm is more accustomed to playing bodyguard than kidnapper. However, when the beautiful and untouchable Ivy Stone enters his office with a strange request, it’s like a gift from the heavens. She could be the key to finally taking down the notorious Redemption Club. However vulnerable and enticing she appears, Dev suspects the woman has secrets, and she may well be manipulating him. Will Ivy be the source of his salvation or his demise?
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Sacred Stone

Hanley took the disc and walked over to Stone, who inserted it into the drive on the main computer. An image popped up on the monitor. 'Hell,' Hanley said, 'he doesn't look anything like the rumors.' 'It's weird,' Huxley agreed, ...

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141914671

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Sacred Stone is the second adventure for Clive Cussler's hero of the Oregon Files, Juan Cabrillo. Tens of thousands of years ago: a fist of stone punches through the Earth's atmosphere and falls on the snowy wastes of Greenland - its deadly secret waiting to be found by man... The discovery of a radioactive meteorite in Greenland sends Juan Cabrillo and the crew of his hi-tech ship Oregon - in Iceland to seize a nuclear weapon from terrorists - on a second rescue mission: to retrieve the dangerous stellar object before someone unlocks the terrible properties it holds. Unfortunately, Cabrillo is too late to prevent a fanatical group from spiriting the orb away. Now Cabrillo and his team aboard the Oregon have two problems: preventing the detonation of a nuclear bomb in London on New Year's Eve, and getting their hands on the meteorite before a madman uses it to start World War III... Clive Cussler, author of the bestselling Dirk Pitt novels including Arctic Drift and Black Wind, and co-author Craig Dirgo, put hero Juan Cabrillo to the test once more in the second Oregon Files adventure, Sacred Stone. Golden Buddha was the first. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Impossible to put down...a compelling sense of adventure that can rival any cinematic blockbuster' Big Issue 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
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Coming The End

Stones for the Temple. One of the most persistent rumors of our time was that actual stones for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem were cut and stored for shipment in the excellent limestone quarries of Indiana.

Author: Thomas S McCall

Publisher: Zola Levitt Ministries

ISBN: 9781930749948

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Our updated release of The Coming Russian Invasion of Israel, this study of a primary End Times prophecy is vital for all who believe the Scriptures. One chapter, A Strategy for Unbelievers, even tells unbelievers how to cope with the Tribulation Period! This basic book of prophecy analyzes the world situation in surprising terms. Hal Lindsey: “A must for everyone who wants to know where we are on God’s timetable.” For many the idea of Russia attacking Israel is unbelievable — if not outright preposterous. After all, hasn’t Russia lost virtually all her military and political importance? Almost everyone important says so — the White House, the Congress, the Kremlin itself. Everyone except God. In two of the most riveting chapter in the Bible, the prophet Ezekiel forces a great northern ground army descending upon Israel shortly before the return of Christ. Who will that nation be? The answer is easier to detect than you may think — yet more startling than you may have imagined. In Coming: The End!, Thomas McCall and Zola Levitt offer the interpretive key that unlocks the identity of this nation and the important details of the invasion. Using the prophet Ezekiel as a war correspondent and a “historian of the future,” the authors answer such crucial questions as: * Why would Russia want to attack Israel? * What will the Russians’ strategy be? * How soon could they attack? And what does that mean for the United States and our foreign policy today? Why wait for Dan Rather? Ezekiel can show you one of history’s most startling wars — before it ever takes place!
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Munitions Industry

Now , it is all very interesting , to say the least , because , here at this very time , with Senator Stone making his ... What was the date of Senator Stone's inquiry ? ... You had no knowledge of any such rumors about Senator Stone ?

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee to Investigate the Munitions Industry


ISBN: MINN:31951D03671223U

Category: Firearms industry and trade


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The thing I was getting at was as to whether Senator Stone's name was or was not mentioned in that conversation . Mr. MORGAN . I do not think it was . Senator CLARK . You had no knowledge of any such rumors about Senator Stone ?

Author: United States. Congress. Senate


ISBN: UOM:35112104250925



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The First Stone A Novel

It's just that I've heard rumors. . . .” Amos smiled and nodded slowly. “Ah, yes, rumors. We hear them all the time.” He grinned at his wife. “Rumors are to villages what manure is to plants. Rumors feed us and keep us alive.

Author: Kim Pearson Wiese

Publisher: AuthorLoyalty

ISBN: 9781632695307

Category: Fiction

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Chava is still just a girl when she makes a life-changing decision; to escape from abuse that threatens to follow her, she enters an arranged marriage with a stranger in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Jerusalem is not far enough away. When her abuser turns up in the city, Chava is again forced to seek safety wherever she can find it―but the results are disastrous. Caught and brought before a rabbi, Chava is faced with the consequence of being stoned to death. The rabbi refuses to condemn her, but in the midst of a culture that values honor above all, Chava's life is stained with the public disgrace of what she has done. That shame weighs down her path, but her path is also interwoven with faith, as she struggles to live with the disgrace, and maybe even find a way out. Chava's story is inspirational in its exploration of abuse and dishonor, the damage done by both, and the challenges faced by a young woman striving to cope with that damage. It gives rise to an understanding of infidelity, still relevant today, two thousand years after Chava's story takes place. Beginning with an arranged marriage in first-century Jerusalem, her journey is about so much more―the burden of abuse and shame, and the relevance of faith amidst it all.
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