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"Failed" Migrants Return: A Transforming Word from the Book of Ruth

"Failed" Migrants Return: A Transforming Word from the Book of Ruth

Some 20 members of KDS Flores Support Group read the Book of Ruth in four sessions over as many months. 8 No reading strategy was announced in advance; members were free to react to the text in any way they wished, each from their individual or group context, in what, post factum, can be termed “an hermeneutics of compassion in detachment”). 9 Here I report the story of Magda and her fellow PLHIVs as the text opened up their wounded selves. Their transparency in the face of the Word and in the presence of the others, prised open those members who were still imprisoned in numbing indecision, fear and self doubt. The non-judgmental atmosphere engendered trust, and trust gave birth to new hope. Undeniably the story of Na’omi and Ruth has rekindled the self esteem of the PLHIV readers who had been rejected and excluded by family and society in general; they now realize that they are accepted by God, by their fellow PLHIVs, and by themselves.
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Studies in Jewish exegesis of the Book of Ruth from the ancient version to the mediaeval commentaries

Studies in Jewish exegesis of the Book of Ruth from the ancient version to the mediaeval commentaries

The Septuagint translation of the book of Ruth is clearly based on the 1,lasoretic text as we know it, or on a text very similar to it, and so it offers little assistance with the interp[r]

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Midrash  as exegetical approach of early Jewish exegesis, with some examples from the Book of Ruth

Midrash as exegetical approach of early Jewish exegesis, with some examples from the Book of Ruth

The two above-mentioned chaos-inducing events pretended to have occurred during the period of the Judges. They are normally used to illustrate the amount of social instability and political unrest prevailing during the period, with which the characters in the book had to cope. Referring to Ruth 1:1 (‘and it came to pass’), the Midrash (cf. Rosenberg 2001:112) cites a tradition that every passage in the Bible beginning with the word wayehi tells of misfortune. The two-part word denotes sorrow: way (‘woe’) and hi (‘lamentation’). Rosenberg (2001:112) indicates that such words occur twice in the said verse, suggesting two misfortunes. According to the principle of ‘no redundancy’, every word is meaningful in the Scripture, which includes no superfluous words. Therefore, if a word or phrase appears to be redundant in context, the word or phrase in question must mean something that has not already been expressed (cf. Neusner & Avery Peck 2005:296). The beginning of the Book of Ruth illustrates the instability of the social and political situation of the time described, which stresses the need for the coming of the messiah in fulfilment of the promise of God’s plan for the Israelite community as the main purpose of the Jewish interpretation of the midrash.
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Using a Feminist Interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Ruth to Address Taiwanese Female Pastors’ Financial Autonomy and Self Esteem

Using a Feminist Interpretation of the Bible’s Book of Ruth to Address Taiwanese Female Pastors’ Financial Autonomy and Self Esteem

The Book of Ruth portrays a heart-warming country story emphasizing how re- lationships can be built in the midst of crisis and suffering. The uniqueness of the Book of Ruth is its focus on two women as main story characters. According to Leneman (2002), “It is one of the few biblical stories that focuses on women and includes extensive dialogues between two women” (p. 13). However, a read- er can still find numerous patriarchal themes. For example, after Ruth and Naomi returned to Israel, they had to discover a way to find food to survive. Ruth said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields to gather the grain that the harvest workers leave. I am sure to find someone who will let me work with him.” This scene set up the perfect timing for the rich and powerful Boaz to appear in the story. He not only owned the land and workers, but also possessed the positive qualities of being considerate, sensitive, and generous. However, this romantic love story is actually embedded in a hierarchical context in which women do not have many options but are totally dependent upon men in order to survive. In addition to being a woman, Ruth was the minority among minorities for she was not only a peasant but also an immigrant. A poor woman at that time had no possibility of working and earning a living other than to pick up grain in some rich man’s field. No wonder Ruth had little choice but to be grateful to Boaz’s grace and to humble herself to the extent of humiliation, when she says “I am not even the equal one to your servants.”
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Die teenwoordigheid van God in die Rutverhaal

Die teenwoordigheid van God in die Rutverhaal

Die teenwoordigheid van God in die Rutverhaal PM V enter Universiteit van Pretoria ABSTRACT The presence of G od in the book of Ruth as story A study of the book of Ruth as a story, substantiates the[.]

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Reading “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”:  Social Anthropology of Ruth Benedict

Reading “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”: Social Anthropology of Ruth Benedict

Chrysanthemum is written more freely and with more confidence and, more than anything else, with more humanity. It is well known that Benedict never visited Japan nor did she have knowledge of the Japanese language and, because of this, the book's value has often been questioned. However, in any academic course on Japanese culture, her book is indispensable and still continues to be widely used in Japan. The author has sought to meet the handicap by a threefold program of extensive reading, the generous use of well-qualified informants, and the employment of modern techniques of critical analysis. She has also attempted to turn this handicap into an advantage by using the data as a demonstration of what a trained observer can do with secondhand data at long range.
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Fictions and Fragments: Autobiographical Inclusions in Ruth Ozeki's Work

Fictions and Fragments: Autobiographical Inclusions in Ruth Ozeki's Work

In a sense, Ozeki’s books are very personal; they are very much about herself and her experiences. However, as an author, Ozeki is also very aware of and interested in the writer-reader relationship that exists when any of her work is made public. The writer’s experiences and intentions when writing is not the only dynamic worth exploring: the reader’s experiences and intentions when reading matter, too. In her article “Hybrid Vigor”, Leah Milne examines the manifestations of author- reader power dynamics in My Year of Meats by examining the ways in which the two protagonists, Jane and Akiko, relate to Sei Shōnagon’s The Pillow Book, the character of Joichi Ueno, and their own authorial power. Milne frequently references Roland Barthes’s essay “The Death of the Author,” which argues that the authorial figure in a text is tyrannical and limits the agency of the reader, and should therefore be overthrown. He also believes that modern authors do not create original works, but assemble and blend pieces of other writings. Across her works, Ozeki displays a rich
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Book Review: Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera

Book Review: Sign and Taboo: Perspectives on the Poetic Fiction of Yvonne Vera

V OL . 6, N O . 2 222 and colonialism. In “Yvonne Vera’s Without a Name: reclaiming that which has been taken, “Ruth Lavelle is of the opinion that Vera’s depiction of Mazvita is meant to make the reader understand the character’s situation and even sympathise with her and also other women in similar circumstances. This ensues from the fact that Mazvita commits infanticide to salvage her freedom and heal “the wounds of the past”.
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Ruth

Ruth

The answers to how do you search for information? Do you (options) ... ? (B3) suggested that bibliographies were under- stood as the lecturers' reading list. Prescribed books are seen as necessary because 'they have the most important inform- ation'. Do students have this perception because the lecturer makes it so? It is questionable that in the management and social sciences at undergraduate level, any single book con- tains the most important information. This may be so for testing, but then that probably relates to the lecturer's con- venience in testing and the administration of the department, more than the development of learning on the part of the student. However, providing alternative sources in the interests of increasing access may raise the problems Merke- stein, quoted above, mentions.
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Intersectionality at work: The case of Ruth Bates Harris and NASA

Intersectionality at work: The case of Ruth Bates Harris and NASA

One challenge we face as diversity and gender scholars is how to apply intersectionality in organizational studies. We present one possible application of intersectionality to demonstrate that it can be put to work beyond the bounds of theorization alone. To achieve this goal, we focused on the organizational experiences of Ruth Bates Harris, the first woman and the first African American hired to a senior management position at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S. NASA). We recreated Bates Harris retrospectively, via a plausible story, by applying the critical sensemaking (CSM) framework. We then analyzed this story by applying once again the CSM framework with a focus on: (1) intersecting identity (micro) (re)constructions; (2) the rules surrounding NASA occupational roles, vague professional practices, and financial resources, and the influence of these rules on identity reconstructions; and, (3) two dominant social values in the Cold War-Civil Rights era, and their relationship to the marginalization of an individual. The analysis of the plausible story, resulting in the recreation of a complex individual via her range of anchor points and the influence of NASA’s rules, meta-rules and social values on her identities, contributes to our understanding of how to put intersectionality to work.
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Work in the 1930s : talk by Ruth Crow to secondary students

Work in the 1930s : talk by Ruth Crow to secondary students

I was really shocked about the living conditions, wages and the heavy work for young women at this hospital.. I went to the Hospital Employees Union.[r]

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Ruth Landes, A Cult Matriarchate and Male Homosexuality (facsimile)

Ruth Landes, A Cult Matriarchate and Male Homosexuality (facsimile)

Among certain American Indian tribes of the last century, the berdache or passive homosexual was protected, encouraged to adopt the social and sexual roles of women, so[r]

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A Meta-Model Based Proposal for QOS of WSCDL Choreography

A Meta-Model Based Proposal for QOS of WSCDL Choreography

BookTripChoreography[book air travel,book accommodation, book train travel,register event, book plane,book info,book shuttle, book hotel,register event,book train] Table-4 contains role [r]

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Captive Nations: Measuring Economic Growth on Native American Reservations in California

Captive Nations: Measuring Economic Growth on Native American Reservations in California

Eugenics in Education Policy and the Impact on African American Students.. Ruth Jones.[r]

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Book review / book notes

Book review / book notes

The first three parts of this book take up a wide range of debates in the philosophy of mind. Part four consists of four articles on whether non-human primates have minds. The authors are Andrew Whiten (Psychology, St Andrews), Daniel Povinelli (Comparative Behavioural Biology, New Iberia Research Center), Juan-Carlos Gomez (Psychology, Madrid) and Peter Smith

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Determinant Dividend Payout Ratio  Long term Analysis of the Four Book Banks for the  Period 2008 – 2017

Determinant Dividend Payout Ratio Long term Analysis of the Four Book Banks for the Period 2008 – 2017

Abstract:- This study is to analyze how the influence of return on asset, return on equity, net interest margin, loan to deposit ratio. and non-performing banking loans listed in book four 2008-2017. Sampling in this study uses a quantitative approach. samples were obtained and used were 4 with an observation period of 10 years. The data used in this study is secondary data using panel data analysis methods. The results showed that the variable return on assets significantly influence the positive direction of the dividend payout ratio. variable return on equity has a significant effect but with a negative direction from the dividend payout ratio. Net interest margin variable has a significant effect but with a negative direction from the dividend payout ratio. Loan to deposit ratio variable significantly influences the positive direction of the dividend payout ratio. Non-performing loan variables have a significant effect but with a negative direction from the dividend payout ratio.
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Book Reviews / Book Notes

Book Reviews / Book Notes

Animals and Women is a collection of 13 essays by 13 authors on the interlocking oppressions of sexism and speciesism. A few of the essays have a literary focus but otherwise the specific topics are very diverse applying the general theme to science, crime, hunting, pornography, abortion, farm animals, and politics. Lynda Birke's essay ,' Exploring the Boundaries: Feminism, Animals and Science', develops an important critical perspective towards the reluctance of much of the feminist literature to challenge conventional ideas about animals. The book contains a very useful nine page bibiography of feminist approaches to animal issues.
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Natural capital and ecosystem services,

Natural capital and ecosystem services,

The year 1997 was a turning point in research and the conceptualization of natural capital and ecosystem services. First, the book Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems ( Daily 1997 ) was published, the product of a meeting in October 1995 of Pew Scholars in Conservation and the Environment in New Hampshire, which included scholars such as Jane Lubchenco, Stephen Carpenter, Paul Ehrlich, Gretchen Daily, Hal Mooney, Robert Costanza, and others. Second, during this meeting Robert Costanza proposed the idea to synthesize all the information being assembled and develop a global assessment of the value of ecosystem services. This was done through a workshop called “The Total Value of the World’s Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital,” held on 17–21 June 1996 with the fi nancial support of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Ecological Analysis and
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The Book and Place, the Place of the Book

The Book and Place, the Place of the Book

And New York is importance as a place for books shrank for me. Certainly I treasured dinners with old novelists, the pleasure of meeting someone interesting at a reading. But there was writing on the wall: cultural workers being forced to live further and further out, many giving up and heading to greener pastures. Publishing exploded, and people’s understanding of book culture became increasingly atomised. The expectation that cul- tured people had read a certain book of the moment wore down with time, as one might

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Book Reviews, Book Notes

Book Reviews, Book Notes

This is a depressing yet important book outlining the myriad of way mammals are exploited or ‘sustainably used’. It covers the fur trade, whaling, hunting for food or sport and ecotourism as well as other topics. General issues of a historical and conceptual nature are explored. There are 22 authors mainly from Britain. The chapters were originally papers at a conference jointly organized by the Universities’ Federation for Animal Welfare and the Mammal Society.

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