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Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
by Edmund Burke
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $22.22
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a significant book, February 7, 2016
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This is a very welcome, significant, and informative book by one of history’s great political thinkers. The extensive excerpt posted by amazon regarding this book is a third of the book’s fifteen-page introduction and should be read. It introduces readers to what is in the volume and to Edmund Burke.

The introduction goes on to tell how Burke, a member of England’s Parliament pushed his country towards limited government and constitutional democracy, and away from a personal often harmful monarchy. This is one of Burke’s remarkable achievements, which unfortunately remains woefully under-recognized.

Burke aided the American colonies when America engaged in its revolution against England. However, shortly thereafter, he vigorously opposed the French revolution. He felt, among much else that is articulated in his “Reflections on the Revolution in France” – pages 425 to 647 in this book – that, unlike the American Revolution that would bring good results, the French Revolution was a catastrophe that would not led to good order and an ideal society, but violence, bloodshed, anarchy, terror, and civil war. And France could spread it spirit of sedition – its actions intending to incite rebellion against government authority - that will infect Britain and provoke the removal of the English king from his throne. Burke thought that change must come gradually. He was a conservative thinker who felt that a society’s moral concern must not focus on a person, group, or class, or even a generation, but on social order persisting over time.

Beside the famous “Reflections on the Revolution in France,” this volume contains just over forty other Burke writings.


Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 2: Understanding Nefesh HaChaim through the Key Concept of Tzimtzum and Related Writings
Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 2: Understanding Nefesh HaChaim through the Key Concept of Tzimtzum and Related Writings
by Avinoam Fraenkel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $29.05
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystics will find much material in this book to delight them, February 7, 2016
This is the second book by Avinoam Fraenkel on Rabbi Chaim Volozhin's Nefesh HaChaim. This book, composed in two volumes contains a translation into English of a book called Nefesh HaChaim by Rabbi Chaim Volozhin (1749-1821). Nefesh HaChaim means “The Living Soul,” or “The Soul of Chaim (Volozhin), and Nefesh HaTzimtzum means “The Compressed Soul.” The books in essence discuss in great detail the arcane mystical doctrine of the Sefirot, “numbers,” ten divine entities (parts of God) that function in ten different ways. The lowest entity Shekhinah, also called malkhut, is seen by mystics as the anthropomorphic feminine part of God that interacts with humans. Jewish mystics have many different ways of interpreting what the Sefirot are and how they function. Some few mystics believe that the doctrine should be understood as a parable. They reject the notion that God had taken up all space before creation and had to compress (tzimtzum) to make space available for the world, that there are ten parts of God, which sounds to them as polytheism, and the idea that God became separated, that humans have a duty to help reassemble God’s ten disjointed parts, and that when this is done, the messianic age will arrive. But these mystics see lessons that can be learned from the parable. Others take the idea seriously: this is how the world was created and this is how God functions. Rabbi Chaim Voloshin takes the latter view and gives it his interpretation. Avinoam Fraenkel translates his book and explains it with copious notes.
The concept of tzimtzum was first coined by Arizal (sixteen century) in the writings of his students. Rabbi Chaim Voloshin felt that tzimtzum, according to Avinoam Fraenkel, “describes a guaranteed methodology for serving God.” Rationalists reject the concept entirely.
Fraenkel’s first volume begins with eight approbations from seven rabbis and one professor of Jewish thought who extol the book. This is followed by the author’s 65-page introduction on the background, context, essence and structure of Nefesh HaChaim. This is followed by some forty pages describing Rabbi Yitzchak, Rabbi Chaim’s son. This is followed until page 811, by the author giving the Hebrew of Rabbi Chaim’s Nefesh HaChaim with the author’s English translation and explanatory notes at the bottom of the pages.
The second book begins with the eight approbations. This is followed by 342 pages which explain what Rabbi Chaim Voloshin understood about tzimtzum and includes the views of the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Dessler, the Lubavitcher, and others. Half of the 342 pages is devoted to “Tzimtzum sources.” From 343 to 757, the author presents other writing of Rabbi Chaim Voloshin related to tzimtzum both in its original Hebrew and the author’s English translation, with notes on the bottom of each page.


Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 1: Rabbi Chaim Volozhinís Nefesh HaChaim with Translation and Commentary
Nefesh HaTzimtzum, Volume 1: Rabbi Chaim Volozhinís Nefesh HaChaim with Translation and Commentary
by Avinoam Fraenkel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $27.81
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystics will like this book, February 7, 2016
This is Avinoam Fraenkel's first volume on Nefesh HaChaim. This book, composed in two volumes contains a translation into English of a book called Nefesh HaChaim by Rabbi Chaim Volozhin (1749-1821). Nefesh HaChaim means “The Living Soul,” or “The Soul of Chaim (Volozhin), and Nefesh HaTzimtzum means “The Compressed Soul.” The books in essence discuss in great detail the arcane mystical doctrine of the Sefirot, “numbers,” ten divine entities (parts of God) that function in ten different ways. The lowest entity Shekhinah, also called malkhut, is seen by mystics as the anthropomorphic feminine part of God that interacts with humans. Jewish mystics have many different ways of interpreting what the Sefirot are and how they function. Some few mystics believe that the doctrine should be understood as a parable. They reject the notion that God had taken up all space before creation and had to compress (tzimtzum) to make space available for the world, that there are ten parts of God, which sounds to them as polytheism, and the idea that God became separated, that humans have a duty to help reassemble God’s ten disjointed parts, and that when this is done, the messianic age will arrive. But these mystics see lessons that can be learned from the parable. Others take the idea seriously: this is how the world was created and this is how God functions. Rabbi Chaim Voloshin takes the latter view and gives it his interpretation. Avinoam Fraenkel translates his book and explains it with copious notes.
The concept of tzimtzum was first coined by Arizal (sixteen century) in the writings of his students. Rabbi Chaim Voloshin felt that tzimtzum, according to Avinoam Fraenkel, “describes a guaranteed methodology for serving God.” Rationalists reject the concept entirely.
Fraenkel’s first volume begins with eight approbations from seven rabbis and one professor of Jewish thought who extol the book. This is followed by the author’s 65-page introduction on the background, context, essence and structure of Nefesh HaChaim. This is followed by some forty pages describing Rabbi Yitzchak, Rabbi Chaim’s son. This is followed until page 811, by the author giving the Hebrew of Rabbi Chaim’s Nefesh HaChaim with the author’s English translation and explanatory notes at the bottom of the pages.
The second book begins with the eight approbations. This is followed by 342 pages which explain what Rabbi Chaim Voloshin understood about tzimtzum and includes the views of the Vilna Gaon, Rabbi Dessler, the Lubavitcher, and others. Half of the 342 pages is devoted to “Tzimtzum sources.” From 343 to 757, the author presents other writing of Rabbi Chaim Voloshin related to tzimtzum both in its original Hebrew and the author’s English translation, with notes on the bottom of each page.


123 Count With Me: Fun With Numbers and Animals
123 Count With Me: Fun With Numbers and Animals
by Sybrina Durant
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.95
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An very clever and attractive book that will teach children numbers, February 7, 2016
This extremely clever book will, without doubt, not only delight children who will want to return to the book frequently, but it will accomplish its goal of teaching them the first ten numbers. Sybrina Durant, an accomplished lyricist, wrote enchantingly and Parbbonni drew smiling loveable children and cuddly animals performing fascinating tasks. As Sybrina Durant tells us “Even the lizards look warm and swishy.” The book teaches children not only how to count to ten, but also the reverse, how to count from ten to one, and ends with a song lyric, a three-fold technique that will help children memorize the numbers.


Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [Double Sided]
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [Double Sided]
DVD ~ Kevin Costner
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different version of the legend but lots of fun to watch, February 4, 2016
This version of Robin Hood has many differences with the usual version of the legend, such as Robin having a brother and having a partner who is a black Muslim, no shooting contest, the use of bombs, with no visit in the film of King John, some but not much fighting; but it is still lots of fun. Costner acts well.


Foreign Affairs (A Stone Barrington Novel)
Foreign Affairs (A Stone Barrington Novel)
by Stuart Woods
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.08
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A typical Woods' novel, which is lots of fun, February 4, 2016
Those readers who enjoy Stuart Woods' crisp writing style, reading about Stone Barrington having sex with a woman as soon as he meets her, and about a very rich man (Stone) spending money as if he were pouring water ($50 tips), will thrill with this novel. It starts when Stone goes to Paris to take part in a new hotel, gets involved with a gangster who causes problems with the construction of the hotel and demands money to protect the hotel from future damage, a kidnapping, many shootings, and an unexpected ending.


MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller
MONGOLIA AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE An Archaeological Mystery Thriller
by Bradford Gordon Wheler
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, February 2, 2016
This is a second well-written, enjoyable, suspenseful, and entertaining novel by Bradford G. Wheler continuing the adventures told in “Inca’s Death Cave.” Readers do not have to know what happened in the prior book to enjoy this adventure; it stands alone. It is filled with drama, mystery, charismatic characters, a lot of fascinating information about various subjects, and a wealth of humor. The book shows that its author did much research about Mongolia, as he did in his prior book about Peru. The book contains lots of scientific and other information that Wheler offers his readers in an interesting fashion. He includes more than a dozen photos that enhance his tale.
Cornel University professor Robert Johnson and his assistant, beautiful, outspoken, young, and brilliant PhD, Abbey Summers, who frequently ribs her boss, are offered a lot of money to do excavations in Mongolia. Ten million dollars is set aside for the project by the charismatic, very smart, high-tech billionaire. Robert is given a staff of very smart and energetic experts in various fields, a few of whom have strange idiosyncrasies. They include a full-blooded Navajo Indian, a former sumo wrestler, and a woman with strange habits such as painting her camel white to match the color she painted her hair. The problem is that Robert is not told exactly what he is supposed to do, and it seems clear that the billionaire is not telling him everything and has a project in mind that may not involve Robert and his team. Additionally, he finds out that in the Mongolian mountains, there is a mysterious object that is so important that several people are willing to kill to get it.
Among other problems that Robert and Abbey and their team face are Chinese spies, for Mongolia borders China and China is using high-tech spying. The billionaire seeks help from Israeli scientists.


Five Card Stud (1968)
Five Card Stud (1968)
DVD ~ Various
Price: $5.97
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good film, a who dun it?, February 1, 2016
This review is from: Five Card Stud (1968) (DVD)
A man is hung by close to a half dozen men because he cheated at cards. One man tried to stop them but was hit on the head and knocked out cold. The hanged man died. soon a preacher comes to town as well as a madam, and one by one the men involved are killed, strangled like the hanged man. Someone told the killer who was involved in the hanging, but we don't know who told him or her or some citizen in the town who did the murders. The citizens become fearful. Maybe they will be killed next. There are gun fights and hand to hand fighting. The film is pretty good. It is a mystery, who dun it?


Yalu And The Puppy Room
Yalu And The Puppy Room
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A warm-hearted tale that children will enjoy, January 31, 2016
This is a clever, heart-warming story of a female puppy dog looking for a home with eye-catching, children-friendly drawings. We read how the puppy is in a kennel waiting for some people to take her to their home. She was almost adopted but the people who liked her wanted a male. She couldn't understand why she was rejected. Soon all of her brothers and sisters were taken, but not her. She felt "I was the dog nobody wanted." Children will identify with and feel sorry for her, and they will enjoy finding out what will happen next.


Invicta Men's 20243 S1 Rally Analog Display Swiss Quartz Black Watch
Invicta Men's 20243 S1 Rally Analog Display Swiss Quartz Black Watch
Price: $139.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very beautiful and will provoke envious comments, January 31, 2016
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This watch is beyond doubt very beautiful, very stylish, unique, useful, sure to provoke envious comments. It contains many kinds of gadgets, giving all kinds of information. It keeps perfect time and is water-proof. It is heavy and large, and will cover the width of some men's wrists.


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