In Joshua we conquer the land; in Judges we settle it. This book recounts the chaotic downward spiral of a people who turn away from God. Not a nation, but a loose confederation of 12 tribes, Israel spirals downward from a people obeying God to one that turns their back on him, a nation in which everyone “does that which is right in his own eyes.” By the end of Judges, Israel is in total apostasy—and God’s plan of salvation seems to have vanished. Listen as Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy masterfully explores this story in new and vivid ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lgos/000065/bk_lgos_000065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Israel Lobby" by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. This lobby has a far-reaching impact on America's posture throughout the Middle East in Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and, the authors contend, it has encouraged policies profoundly damaging to both America's national interests and Israel's long-term security. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is certain to widen the debate at a time when there is no more urgent issue than America's role in the Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000656/bk_aren_000656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's 1979, and Will Hessler has found himself in the desert outside of Dimona, Israel, training for operations with a secret division within Israeli intelligence.When a soldier is kidnapped at the Israeli/Palestine border, Will follows Jacob Mitzak on a mission to get him back, but that's just the beginning.A Directorate S agent deployed by the KGB is loose in one of Israel's nuclear reactor sites, and though Will doesn't know it yet, he has the key to finding him.Is Will Hessler ready for the realities of this new world and his place in it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Commodore James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147152/bk_acx0_147152_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Drafted into the army fresh out of grad school, Dan Berman questions organized religion and feels ambivalent about his Jewish faith. When he finds himself assigned Jewish Chaplain's Assistant at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he finds himself.It's 1970. American soldiers kill women and children in Vietnam. Catholics and Protestants do battle in Northern Ireland. Muslims and Jews murder one another in Israel. Viewing all this through a stateside lens, Dan has mixed emotions about the cards humanity has dealt him. Then he meets Harriet, Lutheran daughter of the head chaplain on post, Colonel Harold Marshall. One night the colonel discovers Dan and Harriet bedding down together at the Jewish Center. The fallout dovetails with other religious tension simmering at the fort, escalating into satirical jabs at the divisiveness of religion. The fort becomes a microcosm of a war-torn world.As all heaven and hell break loose, Dan relies on his kindhearted rabbi's wise and witty advice to navigate religion and romance. The Rabbi Wore Bell-bottoms grapples with the ways religion colors our perceptions and feelings.The humorous, humanistic voice of Dan Berman will keep you alternately musing and amused. If you are involved in - or contemplating - an interfaith relationship, The Rabbi Wore Bell-Bottoms was recorded with you in mind. If you are simply the curious, questioning type, it will enhance your understanding of the mass exodus from organized religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Art Novak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146509/bk_acx0_146509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After 40 years in the wilderness the Israelites begin their conquest of Canaan, the land God promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In the book of Joshua the Israelites cross the Jordan River, attacking Jericho—and we watch the walls come tumblin' down! By the end of Joshua the Israelites have subdued most of the "Promised Land" and it is allocated to the 12 tribes—yet, there are still significant pockets of resistance, especially among the Philistines on the coastal plain. Joshua is a book of conquest, and in it we wrestle with the profoundly difficult problem of God commanding the Israelites to "put under the ban" all the conquered people; that is, to kill every man, woman and child among them. If Joshua is a book of conquest, Judges is a book of settlement. In it the Israelites are little more than a loose confederation of 12 tribes, relatively isolated from one another by natural geographical and topographical boundaries, with little—if any—governing structure. In a time of crisis, the tribes coalesce and a leader emerges: a judge. Not a judicial figure, but a military one, a judge deals with the crisis and then—theoretically—returns to his (or her, in the case of Deborah) farm and routine family life. But when people obtain power, they are loath to give it up, and ultimately the judges become exceedingly corrupt. By the end of Judges, we read that in those days "Israel had no king and everyone did that which was right in his own eyes." It was a time of moral, political, economic and religious chaos and depravity. If we stand at the far end of Judges and look back over our shoulders, we see a charred, smoking and bloody landscape. Then suddenly we spot a flash of light, a sparkling diamond in the muck and the mire. When we reach down and pick it up—we find in our hand the book of Ruth. The little book of Ruth—only 4 chapters long—is the greatest love story in the Bible, a story of the love between Ruth and her mother-in-law, N 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Bill Creasy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lgos/000719/bk_lgos_000719_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Pocket Surgery, follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. This pocket-sized loose-leaf resource can be used on the wards and by candidates reviewing for board exams.In bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms, Pocket Surgery provides key clinical information about common surgical conditions in all areas of surgery, including breast, critical care, cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, colorectal, vascular, pediatric, plastic, transplant, transplant, and endocrine.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is the title of a book by John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, Professor of International Relations at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, published in late August 2007. It was a New York Times Best Seller. The book describes the lobby as a "loose coalition of individuals and organizations who actively work to steer U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction". The book "focuses primarily on the lobby's influence on U.S. foreign policy and its negative effect on American interests". The authors also argue that "the lobby's impact has been unintentionally harmful to Israel as well".
The abandonment of traditional concepts has led to the evolution of ideas within both the European Union (EU) and Israel alongside a 'cacophony of clashing visions' (Walzer, 2000) between the traditional religious and the secular communities. This book aims to break down the traditional factions of the two loose cultures, to understand the evolution of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in both the EU and Israel. It will also suggest an evolution of a robust global Jewry, whose centre can be perceived as both Israel and other centers of Jewish culture around the world.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! From after the conquest of the land by Joshua until the formation of the first Kingdom of Israel in c. 1050 BCE, the Tribe of Judah was a part of a loose confederation of Israelite tribes. No central government existed, and in times of crisis the people were led by ad hoc leaders known as Judges. (see the Book of Judges) With the growth of the threat from Philistine incursions, the Israelite tribes decided to form a strong centralised monarchy to meet the challenge. The first king of this new entity was Saul, who came from the Tribe of Benjamin, (1 Samuel 9:1-2) which at the time was the smallest of the tribes.