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"Who Is a Jew?": Conversations, Not Conclusions
Published in Hardcover by Jewish Lights Pub (1998)
Author: Meryl Hyman
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Marvelous Discussion of an Important Jewish Topic
Ms. Hyman's book is an excellent discussion of the debate surrounding the "Who is a Jew?" issue. As a Reform Jew of patrilineal descent, she is able to add a unique perspective to this debate and shows us some of the outright hypocrisy that surrounds such Jews.

The one question I would ask Ms. Hyman is why she is satisfied to let Orthodox and Conservative rabbis control her ethnic and religious identity. I would like to comfort Ms. Hyman and all others with the words Andrew Jackson once uttered when faced with a Supreme Court ruling he didn't like: "The Court has made its decision; now let them enforce it." This is the way I feel about the "Who is a Jew?" issue: Orthodox and (most) Conservative rabbis can say as loudly as they like that only the child of a Jewish mother is a Jew, but it matters not when (at least in America) they have no real power to enforce it.

Ms. Hyman's book is particularly interesting in that it presents the one voice we haven't heard in this vociferous debate: the voice of the patrilineal Jew. It seems that everyone has been consulted in this debate except the people actually affected by this issue. I suggest that Ms. Hyman and other patrilineal Jews simply take matters into their own hands; if the Orthodox and Conservative movements will not give them legitimacy, they should simply take it. Ultimately, only an individual person can know whether he or she has legitimacy as a Jew.

Read this. You'll feel better. You'll feel worse. But read.
Who is a Jew? It seems everyone has an opinion on this one. The issue is close to Meryl Hyman, as she is a Reform Jew of patrilineal descent. This gives the book an immediacy that will be welcome to those, such as myself, who embrace Judaism as a religion but await ~full~ acceptance as members of the people Israel. Although personally involved with her subject, the author uses her skills as a journalist to maintain perspective. This book will be of great interest to anyone troubled by vague status due to the history of their parentage or conversion. It is remarkably up to date and includes discussion of the proposed Israeli conversion law.

The Zen of Cooking: How Recipes Can Teach Us to Cook Without Them
Published in Hardcover by Overlook Press (1995)
Authors: Claire Hyman and Lucille Naimer
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Delicious, nutritious, and elegant dining
In The Zen Of Cooking: How Recipes Can Teach Us To Cook Without Them, self-taught chef Lucille Naimer provides the aspiring and adventurous kitchen cook with an impressive collection of 130 base recipes (including their variations) for appetizers, pastas, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, soups, salads, sauces, marinades, salad dressings, and desserts. From Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies; Tarragon Sour Cream Marinade For Poultry; and Turkey in Chocolate and Chili Sauce; to Cauliflower with Mustard Sauce and Vegetarian Meat Loaf; Wild Rice and Black Bean Soup; Polenta with Sausage Ragout; and Veal Rollette with Roasted Pepper Sauce, The Zen Of Cooking offers a highly recommended compendium of delicious, nutritious, and elegant dining.

Zen brings out the creativity in every aspiring chef.
Some cookbooks talk about the ingredients used in various dishes. And others provide great detail about the recipes themselves. The Zen of Cooking goes ones step beyond. Claire and Lucille present, in a very conversational-like fashion, an understanding of the very essence of cooking. Their approach is to bring out the creativity in all of us by changing the very way we think about cooking. Simpkly, if one understands the core elements of a dish, that dish can not only be replicated with precesion but also personalized and enhanced by one's own preferences. As a result, I who understand that the core of cole slaw is a stiff green like lettuce and a dressing, can take this very American staple and turn it into something ethnic. Simply by varying the vinaigrette to perhaps include a rice wine vinegar and a bit of sesame oil and tossing in some spicier greens like anaheim peppers, I have transformed this US classic into something distinctly Asian! The Zen of Cooking is a must for anyone who enjoys cooking and entertaining and likes to be creative.

9 Magic Wishes
Published in Hardcover by Farrar Straus & Giroux (Juv) (2001)
Authors: Shirley Jackson and Miles Hyman
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"What Do You Wish For?"
This book was written by Shirley Jackson whose spooky short story, "The Lottery", you might have had to read in High School.Originally published in 1963, it's back now with beautiful new illustrations filled with color and dreams from the lively imagination of childhood.
What if a magician with stars on his hat suddenly came up to you and gave you 9 wishes? Would you wish to live forever, or for world peace or for something much more wonderful like "a squirrel holding a nut that opens and inside is a Christmas tree." The wishes our lucky girl chooses are delightful and the illustrations of them are pure magic. The ending is the most beautiful part of a very special book. Read this one and find out.

Advanced DOS
Published in Paperback by MIS Press (1989)
Author: Michael I. Hyman
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Advanced DOS: The Microsoft guide for Assembly and C prog
Correct me if this is not the book I mentioned. I am talking about the book "Advanced DOS: The Microsoft guide for Assembly Language and C programmers", written by Ray Duncan, from Microsoft Press. This book shall be out-of-print, as it was published on 1986.

If you are studying Operating Systems, and you are required to write a very primitive systems, I think you can get quite a lot of ideas from this book, as it is talking about the operating systems of 15 years ago. That shall fits your assignment very well. You learnt about its organizations, and the data structure required, so I suggest that you shall try to get one either from library or from the old book shops.

Adventure With Captain Brainstorm
Published in Library Binding by Bt Bound (2001)
Authors: Fracaswell Hyman, Robert Powers, and Bill Cosby
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Mr. Cosby has written a great book. My 3 year old can't get enough of this book or the other Little Bill book. Captain Brainstorm is my sons favorite superhero. I highly recommend it for its colorful illustrations and its themes of teamwork, courage, and friendship.

The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol
Published in School & Library Binding by Holiday House (1995)
Authors: Eric A. Kimmel and Trina Schart Hyman
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Very funny!!
This book is very entertaining! It is about a poor person who finds clever ways to get his basic needs met. This book is a good read for young readers like me!!!

The Alphabet Game (Books of Wonder)
Published in Hardcover by Seastar Pub Co (1900)
Author: Trina Schart Hyman
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Beautiful Pictures
This illustrator perfectly captures the sense of the letter...figuratively and objectively. This book would be a perfect present for age-applicable children learning the alphabet. Beautifully rendered, others will appreciate this book simply on the basis of its art. Enjoy. It's wonderful.

America's electric utilities : past, present, and future
Published in Unknown Binding by Public Utilities Reports ()
Author: Leonard S. Hyman
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Best Book on Electric Utilitys in the market
I read the 5th version of the book several years ago working for a large multinational electric utility and since then have ordered every update of the book. It is one of the best books on the industry written, easy to read, easy to understand the drivers behind this complex industry. It allows the reader to grasp the technical concepts involved, and provides good insights into the business case of an electric utility by clearly defining the industries value drivers and how they are reflected in a utilities P&L, B/S and cashflow statement. Furthermore it provides good insight into the regulatory framework and its interdependencies with the industry. The new edition (7th) is just as supperb as I am used to from the author. Great job.

Anne Frank: Reflections on Her Life and Legacy
Published in Hardcover by Univ of Illinois Pr (Txt) (2000)
Authors: Hyman Aaron Enzer, Sandra Solotaroff-Enzer, and Bernd Elias
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A superb collection!
As part of my effort to learn my role as the dentist in the 1955 version of the play at the local junior college, I read some 14 or 15 books by and about Anne Frank and this one capped my study quite nicely. I recommend it as the one to read after "The Definitive Edition" (or the fascinating "Critical Edition", if you're up to that), Willy Lindwer's "The Last Seven Months", Melissa Muller's "Anne Frank: The Biography", Miep Gies' "Anne Frank Remembered", and Eva Schloss' "Eva's Story". It's scholarly, well edited and footnoted, and has a fine bibliography.

Annual Review of Neuroscience: 2001 (Annual Review of Neuroscience, 24)
Published in Hardcover by Annual Reviews (2001)
Authors: W. Maxwell Cowan, Steven E. Hyman, Eric M. Shooter, and Charles F. Stevens
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the BIG kahuna of ARN reviews!!
Well, I'm sure I've gotta be the only clinical neurologist who has read every article of the Annual Review of Neurosciences for the past 10 years, so those are my qualifications to review this monster of a book. Don't let the talk about the binding scare you...mine's held up well. This book is twice the size of the usual ARN books...over 1300 pages of sheer reading pleasure! Though I do have to admit some of it is thick going, to say the least; I found the article on steropsis particularly incomprehensible. There's a great article on frontal lobe function. Other clinically relevant articles are on tauopathies, brain tumor biology, prion diseases, and human brain malformations. There are several large articles on nerve growth factor, including an extensive historical review of Hamburger and Levi-Montalcini's initial contributions to the field, plus related articles on neurotrophins. Plenty of early development stuff, including articles on reelin, pituitary development and patterning of the midbrain and cerebellum. Zeki's article on conscious vision is a must read for those who are interested in the biological basis of consciousness. Fascinating articles on olfaction should interest neural net fans.

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