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Appendix C. “A Strange Experience” / A. Almi, Translated by Gabriella Safran

Edited by Andreas Kilcher and Gabriella Indiana University Press ePub

“A Strange Experience”


A. Almi, Momenten fun a lebn: Zikhroynes, bilder un epizodn (Buenos Aires: Tsentral farband fun poylishe yidn in argentine, 1948), 121–128.

A. Almi (Eliyahu Hayim Sheps, 1892–1963) was a Yiddish writer in multiple genres. As Almi notes at the end of this excerpt, the story of the folklorist’s misadventure in a brothel turned into folklore in its own right. It is often cited in scholarship on the Warsaw Yiddish folklorists. Both Safran and Werberger’s chapters in this volume discuss the episode at length. The original text showcases the folklorist’s use of dialect terms, here the language of the criminal underworld, set off with quotation marks, such as “araynfetsn” for “to stab.”

When I was gathering folklore—folksongs, stories, women’s Yiddish prayers, and, not to ignore the distinction here, material from the world of criminals—first just for myself, later for Noah Pryłucki’s1 folklore collections, I had a tough moment when I was sure I was about to die—as a victim of folklore. . . . It is a strange tale that really smells like a cheap thriller.

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The Figures and Names of Our God

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The Figures and Names of Our God

Collin Cornell

Ephraim Radner’s Time and the Word is a theodicy. Or perhaps better, it is a work of preparation for a theodicy. In many quarters, the contemporary Christian church is, as Radner sees it, benighted: it suffers in the dark, enigmatically and without insight into the meaning of its travails in the eyes of God. It cannot articulate its God-given vocation. Worse yet, the church’s leaders and teachers are accomplices to its self-obscurity. Their intellectual vision of the Bible hamstrings its capacity to illuminate the church’s place and purpose within God’s will for the world. To this sad situation—especially in its latter, intellectual aspect—Time and the Word offers a response: a teeming manifesto for a fundamentally different vision of the Bible, one that will allow the church to experience “wonder and joy at having light break through [its] obscurity” (p. 205).

As such, it is not enough to say that Radner proposes a different approach to the Bible. Academic approaches to the Bible for the most part keep the same object—the same summit—in view. They map different routes and provide various vantages, but their metaphysical terrain remains fixed and identifiable: they assume the Bible as one among other human artifacts, a product of time and historical circumstance like all creatures here below. The Bible at the center of Radner’s project is, on the other hand, a wholly other metaphysical entity from the object upon which modern critical methods purport to operate. In this regard, Time and the Word may go beyond much of what the recent movement for “theological interpretation of scripture” intends. Radner shares concerns with the theologians and biblical scholars pursuing this agenda, and I imagine his book will receive its warmest welcome among them. But it is my impression that many theological interpreters leave the metaphysical scaffolding of historical criticism intact in a way that Time and the Word does not. So, too, in spite of the inspiration Radner draws from scholars of ressourcement, Time and the Word aims for something more than a retrieval of past biblical commentary. Radner is deeply grounded in patristic and medieval modes of Bible study, but he does not seek to describe or repristinate them. No: Time and the Word is a theodicy—or a work of preparation thereunto. It lodges a strong, constructive explanation for the ways of God with the world, and the Word of God that is their very heart.

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3: Elements of Pig Nutrition

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Elements of Pig Nutrition

Like all other animals, pigs require five components in their diet as a source of nutrients: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. A nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients will adversely affect their growth and ability to reproduce.

Pigs need a well-balanced and easily digested diet for optimal reproduction and meat production. They are very sensitive to dietary quality because they grow quickly in relation to their body weight and make relatively little use of fibrous, bulky feeds such as lucerne hay or pasture because they are non-ruminants (have a simple stomach compartment). A diagram of the digestive system is shown in Fig. 3.1.

Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients

A summary outline of digestion and absorption in the pig follows. This provides a basic understanding of how the feed is digested and the nutrients absorbed.

Digestion is the preparation of feed for absorption, i.e. reduction of feed particles in size and solubility by mechanical and chemical means. Mechanical breakdown of feedstuffs is performed by chewing in the mouth and contractions of the muscles of the gastrointestinal walls. Chemical breakdown is achieved by

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"E" Words: Praxis I Intermediate Vocabulary

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Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

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1Splashing about on long, lovely Manly Beach, Sydney's second-most-famous stretch of golden sand. Fully embrace the local lifestyle by learning to surf.

2Hopping between headlands and beaches along the beautiful Manly Scenic Walkway.

3Exploring the wild, rugged surrounds of the North Head section of Sydney Harbour National Park.

4Hiring a kayak and paddling to isolated, bush-lined Store Beach.

5Delving into the sad and spooky history of the Quarantine Station on a guided tour.

Laid-back Manly clings to a narrow isthmus between ocean and harbour beaches abutting North Head, Sydney Harbour’s northern gatepost. With its shaggy surfers, dusty labourers and relaxed locals, it makes for a refreshing change from the stuffier harbour suburbs nearby.

Manly's unusual name comes from Governor Phillip's description of the physique of the native people he met here; his Excellency was clearly indulging in an early example of the very Sydney habit of body-scrutinising.

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