Author: Abigail Pogrebin, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 240, Publisher: Fig Tree Books, ISBN: 9781941493212

In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle of the author’s journey into the spiritual heart of Judaism. Although she grew up following some holiday rituals, Pogrebin realized how little she knew about their foundational purpose and contemporary relevance; she wanted to understand what had kept these holidays alive and vibrant, some for thousands of years. Her curiosity led her to embark on an entire year of intensive research, observation, and writing about the milestones on the religious calendar. Whether in search of a roadmap for Jewish life or a challenging probe into the architecture of Jewish tradition, readers will be captivated, educated and inspired by Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year.

Author: Nautical Almanac Office United States Naval Observatory, Genre: Astronomy, Total Page: 88, Publisher: Government Printing Office, ISBN: UCSD:31822038915591

Updated edition -- Astronomical Phenomena for the Year 2018 is alswo available here: This small, useful booklet contains general interest material preprinted from The Astronomical Almanac. It is published jointly by the U.S. Naval Observatory and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office two years in advance of its date. It includes such things as: •dates for Solar equinoxes, solstices, phases of the Moon •eclipse maps •dates for various planetary phenomena •visibility and magnitudes of the planets •dates for some religious and civil holidays •chronological eras and cycles •the equation of time and declination of the Sun •sunrise/set, moonrise/set times •the position of Polaris. Other related products: Almanacs and Navigation Guides can be found here: Light Lists product collection can be found here: USACE Navigational Charts can be found here: Other products produced by the U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) can be found here:

Author: The Stationery Office, Genre: Reference, Total Page: 624, Publisher: Government Printing Office, ISBN: 0707741661

Prepared jointly with Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. Designed in consultation with other astronomers of many countries. Provides current, accurate astronomical data for use in the making and reduction of observations and for general purposes. The Astronomical Almanac Online extends the printed version by providing data best presented in machine-readable form. Online data are provided for several years. Contains data for astronomy, space sciences, geodesy, surveying, navigation, and other applications. Also used for navigation by air and water. The Astronomical Almanac is a joint publication of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office, United States Naval Observatory (USNO), in the United States and Her Majesty's Nautical Almanac Office (HMNAO), United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), in the United Kingdom. This annual publication contains precise ephemerides of the Sun, Moon, planets, and satellites, data for eclipses and other astronomical phenomena for a given year, and serves as a world-wide standard for such information."

Author: Editors of Chase's, Genre: Reference, Total Page: 753, Publisher: Bernan Press, ISBN: 9781598888591

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world’s datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness, this annual publication has become the must-have reference used by experts and professionals for more than fifty years. From celebrity birthdays to historical anniversaries, from astronomical phenomena to national awareness days, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the one-stop shop for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. The 2017 Edition of Chase's Calendar of Events brings you information about: The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses The 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution The 100th anniversary of splitting the atom The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birth anniversary and much more!

Author: Government Publications Office, Genre: Geography, Total Page: 964, Publisher: Government Printing Office, ISBN: 0160933277

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. This annual edition also covers information about country profiles and country comparisons. It would make an excellent and useful resource for world geography research papers and international relations classes that may study the people, history, and communication patterns of other countries.

Author: Alan Rosen, Genre: History, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Indiana University Press, ISBN: 9780253038289

Calendars map time, shaping and delineating our experience of it. While the challenges to tracking Jewish conceptions of time during the Holocaust were substantial, Alan Rosen reveals that many took great risks to mark time within that vast upheaval. Rosen inventories and organizes Jewish calendars according to the wartime settings in which they were produced—from Jewish communities to ghettos and concentration camps. The calendars he considers reorient views of Jewish circumstances during the war and show how Jews were committed to fashioning traditional guides to daily life, even in the most extreme conditions. In a separate chapter, moreover, he elucidates how Holocaust-era diaries sometimes served as surrogate Jewish calendars. All in all, Rosen presents a revised idea of time, continuity, the sacred and the mundane, the ordinary and the extraordinary even when death and destruction were the order of the day. Rosen’s focus on the Jewish calendar—the ultimate symbol of continuity, as weekday follows weekday and Sabbath follows Sabbath—sheds new light on how Jews maintained connections to their way of conceiving time even within the cauldron of the Holocaust.

Author: Bébé Gras, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 436, Publisher: Page Publishing Inc, ISBN: 9781662405761

This a composition on the irony of religion through mathematics and why the world isn’t what you are told to believe. Through the use of the Bible and the internet as sources to confirm what you are being told in this book, you will be awakened to the truth. You will find out why Christianity is not what we have been told over the past two thousand years. While this work may be an eye-opener, it’s intended to strengthen your faith in our Creator.

Author: Atalia Omer, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 360, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, ISBN: 9780226616070

For many Jewish people in the mid-twentieth century, Zionism was an unquestionable tenet of what it meant to be Jewish. Seventy years later, a growing number of American Jews are instead expressing solidarity with Palestinians, questioning old allegiances to Israel. How did that transformation come about? What does it mean for the future of Judaism? In Days of Awe, Atalia Omer examines this shift through interviews with a new generation of Jewish activists, rigorous data analysis, and fieldwork within a progressive synagogue community. She highlights people politically inspired by social justice campaigns including the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against anti-immigration policies. These activists, she shows, discover that their ethical outrage at US policies extends to Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. For these American Jews, the Jewish history of dispossession and diaspora compels a search for solidarity with liberation movements. This shift produces innovations within Jewish tradition, including multi-racial and intersectional conceptions of Jewishness and movements to reclaim prophetic Judaism. Charting the rise of such religious innovation, Omer points toward the possible futures of post-Zionist Judaism.

Author: Sacha Stern, Genre: Science, Total Page: 598, Publisher: BRILL, ISBN: 9789004388673

In 921/2, the Jews of Palestine and Babylonia disagreed about the calendar, and celebrated their festivals, through two years, on different dates. Sacha Stern re-edits the texts from the Cairo Genizah, contributes new discoveries, and revises entirely the history of the controversy.

Author: Al Danks, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 60, Publisher: Alton Danks, ISBN: 9781958462584

Jesus told his disciples to proclaim the Good News. Paul said that the Good News is how God saves people. What is the Good News? Is our understanding of the Good News accurate and complete enough to produce salvation for ourselves and others? The Good News begins when Zechariah prophesies that the promised blessing and kingdom have come. Zechariah's son, John the Baptist, continues this message. Jesus adds to the Good News. He teaches the Good News of the Word and announces that he is the promised good shepherd. Near the close of his temporal ministry, Jesus reveals the coming of the promised new covenant and outpouring of the Spirit. The Good News is the message that God has redeemed us, delivered us from the power of our enemies, and provided a way for us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness. It tells us how God did this and how we are to align our lives with God's deliverance and his provision for holiness and righteousness. God's Good News declares deliverance in the present age, from destruction when God sweeps the wicked from the earth, and from eternal punishment in the future age.