Description : For Signs and for Seasons is a natural sequel to its companion volumes, Holidays, History and Halakhah, In Those Days, At This Time and Sanctified Seasons. Like those earlier books, this volume brings together a diverse collection of essays related to the cycle of Jewish holy days. Each chapter illustrates in a different way the interplay between the received teachings of the Torah and the vital impact of interpretations by diverse types of personalities, ideologies, historical events and communal dynamics. The articles are written from a sympathetic, but non-dogmatic perspective by an expert in the academic study of the Jewish religion. They were originally published as newspaper columns, and are designed to entertain as much as to educate the intelligent non-specialist.
Description : Lavishly illustrated and extensively quoting ancient sources, Signs & Seasons teaches the traditional, Biblical basis for timekeeping and navigation. The reader will discover the phases of the Moon and the passage of the seasons. You will learn to find the traditional constellations and to identify the visible Planets. You will see how our calendar is based on the Sun and Moon, and how the times of Passover and Easter are derived from their cycles. Signs & Seasons also includes 40 pages of Field Activities that help the reader acquire practical experience with observing the sky. Read Signs & Seasons and rediscover your forgotten astronomical heritage!
Description : This edition of John Burrough's Signs and Seasons, reveals how these timeless essays resonate with the environmental issues of today. Collected and arranged by Burroughs himself, the essays offer a synoptic view of his complex and many-sided genius and cover a wide range of his interest, including plants and animals, the wilderness, pastoral landscapes, and the methods and goals of the naturalist.--[book cover].
Description : Excerpt from Signs and Seasons I was looking intently at the clouds to see which way they moved, when the birds came into my field Of vision. I should never have seen them had they not crossed the precise spot upon which my eye was fixed. As it was near sundown, they were probably launched for an all-night pull. They were going with great speed, and as they swayed a little this way and that, they suggested a slender, all but in visible, aerial serpent cleaving the ether. What a highway was pointed out up there! An easy grade from the Gulf to Hudson's Bay. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : What is the evidence that we are truly living in the last days described in the Bible? Even the disciples thought Jesus would return in their lifetime, and people for centuries have looked at this event or that event and thought the end days were upon them, so how are the world events of today different from those before? Is there something going on today that is unprecedented throughout human history? In Signs and Seasons, you'll discover an eye-opening and thought-provoking journey through the signs evident in our world today. What are the signs we should be watching for? Are the signs evidence of an event to happen immediately, or are they part of a bigger picture? Explore the signs from the past that were outlined in the Bible that have been fulfilled and what lies ahead for the human race. Discover how scientific and archeological finds actually help support the truth of scripture. Uncover what is not being told by the media and how world events relate to prophecy foretold long ago. What is the "season" that was foretold, and how do we recognize and prepare for it? Are the prophecies told centuries ago something to fear and avoid, or is there a real reason for hope in all the chaos and deception of today's world? Signs and Seasons will alter the way you view the world around us.
Description : Discover how to eat for your sign and nourish your soul in Signs and Seasons, the one-of-a-kind cookbook that pairs chef-driven seasonal recipes with deep insight into how astrology shapes our appetites, from iconic astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner. Food connects us to our families, history, culture, and to the natural world itself—to the seasons and the cycle of life. Just as our path around the sun—and through the Zodiac—dictates the seasons, the seasons dictate what will flourish, from the tender greens of early spring to late summer’s lush and impossible perfect tomatoes. In Signs and Seasons, Farber and Zerner—along with chef John Okas—take home cooks through the four seasons and each of their astrological signs in over 95 tantalizing seasonal recipes that include starters; meat, seafood, and vegetarian mains; sides; and desserts for each sign. Inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean, home of the Greco-Roman cultures that named the planets after their gods, Signs and Seasons teaches you how to: · Feed friends and loved ones based on their signs and the season · Deepen your understanding of Nature and the Universe · Discover how astrology shapes our personalities, tastes, and appetites Whether exploring the “Twin nature” and “Mercurial spirit” of ramps (a spring delicacy well suited Geminis) in a recipe for Ramps al Olio or the historical association of saffron with Venus in the recipe for Roasted Corn Orecchiette, Signs and Seasons is the perfect guide for eating in a way that emphasizes both sensual nourishment and psychic satisfaction. Beautifully photographed in full color by Monte Farber and illustrated by Amy Zerner, Signs and Seasons is a one-of-a-kind source of inspiration for astrology enthusiasts and home chefs alike.
Description : The Signs and Seasons of Love is a collection of verses inspired by a love that has flourished for more than half a century. The story begins when the author, F.M. Bonevento, is six and he meets Mary Ann who is seven. Over the years, they continue as friends sharing common interests, until one summer day in 1961, they discover that they have fallen in love. Their romance and long marriage is a treasure of shared joys. The idea of the collection of verses started years ago as a unique gift for Mary Ann, and it grew into this book full of verses that will touch your heart and bring you a glimpse of the joy of romance. Verse, unlike narrative prose, uses images painted with words to express the feelings that dwell deep within the human heart. From the endearing poem "The Perfect Kiss" to the passion of "Fire," the emotions are personal and heartfelt. The Signs and Seasons of Love Verses to paint images of love Verses, in a world that has so little time, for the sweetest images of the heartLines giving but the faintest hint, of the love she gives so abundantlyPhrases and couplets, crafted to touch her heart, as her love so often touches mineHow meager the offerings, still they spring from the depths of my heartOh, how I wish I had the art to truly tell, what lives within me...
Description : Useful for those people who have come to faith through the Alpha course, this beginner's guide to spiritual formation explores the next stages of the Christian journey. It seeks to draw on the riches of the biblical and Christian traditions to offer a complete personal guide to spiritual growth.
Description : "Is it man's doing and God's will that the United States of America is doomed to fall? There are significant historical events that have caused the current conditions in this country. The eagle has risen' and the eagle falls' echo how far society has come and beg theses questions: Have we been here before? Does history repeat itself? Where is America heading, and is the world following suit? This third book in the Heavenly Signs series is entitled US Eagle Falls. Author Mel Gable researches the components that are playing into this scenario and again studies the heavenly signs to answer these questions. It will be very clear to us if we keep looking up. Are you well-versed in what is happening today? Mel Gable explains in an orderly fashion the connections among science, the Bible, and history and masterfully shares his insights to enlighten us, the readers. Even though wickedness abounds, the author makes it clear that the Master Planner is in control and that His perfect plan will come to fruition. We need to place our faith and trust in our all-knowing God." Yolanda Shirley