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|Wagner, Mark S.|
Changing God’s Law
The ways in which Muslims and Jews in Yemen distinguished themselves from one another could be interpreted in two contradictory yet perfectly plausible ways. They represented either fairly arbitrary traditions accrued over a long period of time or norms derived from a general principle or principles. For example, the fact that Jewish men in urban areas wore sidelocks, dark-colored robes that exposed their calves, and black caps likely predated attempts to legislate their dress. Moreover, since Jews themselves had their own reasons to promote selfsegregation, they may have had their own reasons for these speciﬁcities as well.
The laws applying to non-Muslims as they are recounted in prescriptive legal works strongly suggest that Jews’ public behavior emphasizes their social inferiority to Muslims, not merely their diﬀerence from them. However, this principle informed other realms of social contact between the majority and the minority that were not legislated. According to Jews from one village in lower Yemen, Jewish humility extended to poverty, and Jews with wealth made great eﬀorts to hide their ﬁnancial state.¹ Similarly, a Syrian traveler contrasts the cleanliness of the interior of Jewish homes in Sanaa with the ﬁlthy streets of the Jewish Quarter.²See All Chapters
|Elizabeth Jennings||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
Only I have changed while he
With neither epilogue nor prologue
Has time in his net caught
As the mind holds a thought.
Children in the Square
I play now with the thought of being a child
As children in the square below me play
Soldiers or emperors, play at being me.
Almost we reach each other and convey
Ourselves almost into the other’s world.
Theirs is the large and the complete success
Since wholly built by them. But I because
I have been in the square indeed like them
Must build from facts, must take my present theme
Not from imagination but from time.
They make a future from suggestions, hints,
While I must reconstruct my innocence.
Children are still in the square and I am here:
It is not I but they who have the power
To offer back a childhood to share.
Passive I let them play at being me.
And slip into their country by that way.
Poem in Winter
Today the children begin to hope for snow
And look in the sky for auguries of it.
It is not for such omens that we wait,
Our world may not be settled by the slow
Falling of flakes to lie across our thought.See All Chapters
|The EffectiveUI Team||Adobe Developer Library||ePub|
Weve covered a lot of techniques, tips, tricks, and explanations about a lot of different technologies. I hope you understand how you can use the tools weve discussed to develop RIAs without spending time rewriting things such as database access code or XML marshalling/unmarshalling code to communicate between different systems.
EJB 3.0 on JBoss is a pragmatic answer to its predecessors. It lets you define objects that should be persisted, provides you with a way to easily create, update, and delete those objects from the database, and gives you easy access to powerful technologies such as JMS without too much configuration.
|Lonely Planet||Lonely Planet||ePub|
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Few cities in the world glide as effortlessly between the present and the past as Vienna. Its splendid historical face is easily recognised: grand imperial palaces and bombastic baroque interiors, museums flanking magnificent squares.
But Vienna is also one of Europe’s most dynamic urban spaces. A stone’s throw from Hofburg, the MuseumsQuartier houses some of the world’s most provocative contemporary art behind a striking basalt facade. Outside, a courtyard buzzes on summer evenings with throngs of Viennese drinking and chatting.
The city of Mozart is also the Vienna of Falco (Hans Hölzel), who immortalised its urban textures in song. In this Vienna, it’s OK to mention poetry slam and Stephansdom in one breath.
Throw in an abundance of green space within the city limits and the ‘blue’ Danube cutting a path east of the historical centre and this is a capital that is distinctly Austrian.
» Vienna has such a strong range of sights and activities that anytime – summer or winter – is a good time to go.See All Chapters
|Jeff Sheltren||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
Content delivery networks (CDNs) take the idea of a reverse proxy a step further by moving cached content physically closer to website visitors. In addition to offloading network traffic from your infrastructure, this also makes your site seem much faster to visitors by reducing their network latency.See All Chapters
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