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Immigration to the Land of Israel, 1808–1840

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Jewish population of the Land of Israel more or less doubled in size between 1808 and 1840. A significant segment of the immigrants were disciples of the Vilna Ga’on, who undertook an organized ... More


Attempt to Renew Rabbinic Ordination in Safed

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

A variety of practical obstacles prevented the Vilna Ga’on’s disciples from settling in Jerusalem as soon as they arrived in the Land of Israel in 1808-1812. Instead, they settled in the Galilean ... More


“Raising the Shekhinah from the Dust” by Rebuilding Jerusalem

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After coming to Jerusalem in 1815, the Perushim led by Menahem Mendel of Shklov, directed their principal efforts to rebuilding and resettling the Judah Hasid ruins (the Hurvah), thereby showing ... More


Mendel Palimpsest

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the contribution of Austrian monk Johan Gregor Mendel, one of the greatest legends in the history of science. Three moments in this man's history and legacy are extraordinary. ... More


Integrating the Arabidopsis thaliana Flower Induction Pathways and Assessing the Extent to Which the Model Is Ubiquitous

Beverley J. Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Previous chapters discussed the different inhibitory and inductive pathways regulating flowering in Arabidopsis. An average Arabidopsis plant will experience inhibitory and promotive signals from ... More


Epilogue

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This epilogue presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. Topics covered include consensual advances in biology, applications of Mendel's laws, contemporary evolutionary ... More


Genomes and What to Make of Them

Barry Barnes and John Dupre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226172958
eISBN:
9780226172965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The announcement in 2003 that the Human Genome Project had completed its map of the entire human genome was heralded as a stunning scientific breakthrough. Since then, boasts about the benefits—and ... More


Goodness-of-Fit

Steve Selvin

in Epidemiologic Analysis: A Case-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146189
eISBN:
9780199864720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews Gregor Mendel's observations made on ornamental garden peas (Pisum sativum), particularly the correspondence to two specific ratios (3:1 and 2:1). It also explores the question: ... More


Evolution and Genetics: Darwin and Galton

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the historical development of the concepts of evolution and genetics. In the 19th century a number of new ideas about host factors converged. Charles Darwin, in The Origin of ... More


Race, Grassroots Activism, and the Evolution of the Republican Right in South Carolina, 1952–1974

John W. White

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter argues that between 1952 and 1974 the South Carolina Republican Party constructed a strong alternative based on appeals to mainstream white voters who were turned off by what they viewed ... More


Narrowing the Possibilities, 1980–1983

Russell K. Skowronek

in HMS Fowey Lost and Found: Being the Discovery, Excavation, and Identification of a British Man-of-War Lost off the Cape of Florida in 1748

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033204
eISBN:
9780813039596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033204.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter examines the challenges in identifying the shipwreck at the Legare Anchorage in Florida. Though treasure hunter Gerald Klein publicly declared that he discovered a Spanish galleon, the ... More


Lee Shai Weissbach (ed. and trans.), A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 470 pp.

Gur Alroey

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, edited and translated by Lee-Shai Weissbach. Menachem Mendel Frieden’s (1878–1963) memoir reflects the ... More


Pretend Genes

Ken Richardson

in Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Chapter 2 is about the peculiar, and largely mythical, model of the gene at the roots of the contemporary conception of intelligence, and exposes the flawed methods of inquiry (and results) developed ... More


The Druggable Genome

Brent R. Stockwell

in The Quest for the Cure: The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152136
eISBN:
9780231525527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152136.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the importance of the druggable genome, the subset of the human genome that encodes proteins that can be affected by drugs, in the future of medicine. It begins with an ... More


My Father’s Family

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Frieden begins his memoir with an account of his parents’ family background. This sets the stage for the story of his own life, but in doing also begins to provide insights into some of the factors ... More


A Genealogy of Variation: The Enduring Debate on Human Differences

Banu Subramaniam (ed.)

in Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038655
eISBN:
9780252096594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038655.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter traces the genealogy of variation, as shaped by Charles Darwin and his legacy of evolution by natural selection. It argues that tracing the history of variation through a naturecultural ... More


Cascade

Peter A. Kopp

in Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses largely on Alfred Haunold, Ph.D., a plant breeder employed by the USDA and housed at Oregon State University in Corvallis from the 1960s to the 1990s. Haunold’s work in breeding ... More


Darwin in the Clockworks

David D. Nolte

in Galileo Unbound: A Path Across Life, the Universe and Everything

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198805847
eISBN:
9780191843808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805847.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The preceding chapters established the central role played by families of trajectories in phase space to explain the time evolution of complex systems. This chapter, in turn, uses these ideas to ... More


Aesthetics and Activism: Gideon Mendel and The Politics of Photographing the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in South Africa

Michael Godby

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the politics of photographing the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa by focusing on Gideon Mendel, a photojournalist entirely committed to biomedical treatment of the pandemic. ... More


Philology and Phylogeny

Yii-Jan Lin

in The Erotic Life of Manuscripts: New Testament Textual Criticism and the Biological Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190279806
eISBN:
9780190279820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279806.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The fusion of Mendelian genetics and Darwinian evolution made for modern evolutionary biology in the twentieth century. With it came a better understanding of genetic structures, genealogical ... More


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