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Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in ...

bare life

bare life  

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in Agamben's ...
Dov Baer of Mezhirech

Dov Baer of Mezhirech  

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Hasidic master (d. 1772), leader, theoretician, and organizer of Hasidism after the death of Israel Baal Shem Tov. Although Dov Baer was a competent Talmudist he was never a town Rabbi, occupying ...
Karl Ernst von Baer

Karl Ernst von Baer  

(1792–1876)Estonian-born German biologist and embryologist. He studied medicine and comparative anatomy before becoming professor of zoology at Königsberg University in 1817. Ten years later he ...
Clooth-na-Bare

Clooth-na-Bare  

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W. B. Yeats's transmogrification of Cailleach Bhéirre. Unlike her predecessor in Irish tradition, Clooth-na-Bare is not a sovereignty figure. Instead, she seeks the deepest lake in which to drown her ...
Evelyn Baring

Evelyn Baring  

(1841–1917).Proconsul. Baring spent the years 1858–72 in the Royal Artillery and then went to India as private secretary to his cousin, Lord Northbrook, the viceroy. In 1877 he began his life's work ...
Max Baring

Max Baring  

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pseud.:(b. 1857)was the author of a volume of short stories (1896) and six later volumes of fiction which are mostly Dickensian tales of village life. A Doctor in ...
Abraham Walkowitz

Abraham Walkowitz  

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(1878–1965)American painter, born at Tyumen in Siberia. In 1889 his family emigrated to New York, where he studied at the National Academy of Design. He travelled in Europe in 1906–7, studying at the ...
Moshe Ḥayyim Efrayim of Sudylkow

Moshe Ḥayyim Efrayim of Sudylkow  

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(c.1748–1788), Hasidic author. Rabbi Efrayim, as he is called, was the elder son of Yisra’el ben Eliʿezer Baʿal Shem Tov’s daughter Odel. Almost nothing is known of his life. He ...
Naḥum of Chernobyl

Naḥum of Chernobyl  

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(c.1730–1797), Hasidic author. He was a disciple of Dov Ber of Mezhirech and progenitor of the Twersky dynasty (see Twersky Family). He lived a life of simplicity and poverty, traveling ...
Saint

Saint  

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Created by Leslie Charteris, Simon Templar, or the Saint, is a rambunctious adventurer who believes in old-fashioned romantic ideals and is prepared to lay down his life for them. Using considerable ...
Jacob Joseph of Polonnoye

Jacob Joseph of Polonnoye  

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Disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and foremost Hasidic author. Jacob Joseph (d.c. 1784), when serving as the Rabbi of Shargorod, came under the influence of the Baal Shem Tov whose doctrines he began to ...
Bare Head

Bare Head  

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It would be difficult to find a more trivial matter that was the source of greater controversy in Jewish life than the question of whether or not it is permitted for males to pray with uncovered ...
Meleagrididae

Meleagrididae  

; class Aves, order Galliformes)A family of very large gamebirds which are dark, with a green and bronze sheen, and have a bare, blue or red head with wattles. The wings are barred with white, the ...
Meliphagidae

Meliphagidae  

; class Aves, order Passeriformes)A family of small to medium-sized, mainly green or grey-brown birds, some of which have patches of red, yellow, or white. Many have bare, wattled skin on the head, ...
Cracidae

Cracidae  

; class Aves, order Galliformes)A family of black, black and white, or brown, long-tailed, pheasant-like birds that have short, rounded wings and strong legs with large feet. Their bills are ...
Musophagidae

Musophagidae  

; class Aves, order Cuculiformes)A family of medium to large birds, some of which are brightly coloured with green, purple, and red, others a duller grey or brown. They have crested heads, bare skin ...
Philepittidae

Philepittidae  

; class Aves, order Passeriformes)A family which comprises two distinct genera, Philepitta (asities) and Neodrepanis (false sunbirds). Asities are small, plump, short-tailed birds that have a ...
Habad

Habad  

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The movement and tendency within Hasidism which places particular emphasis on the role of the intellect in the life of religion. Habad (often spelled Chabad in English) is an acronym formed from the ...
cere

cere  

In birds, an area of skin at the base of the upper mandible, surrounding the nostrils, that is found in Falconiformes, in which it is bare, in Psittaciformes, in which it is usually feathered, and in ...
wattle

wattle  

In birds, a bare, fleshy area of skin, often highly coloured and pendulous, that usually hangs from the gape, around the eye, or on the throat. Wattles are used mainly in display and some are moulted ...

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