Judaic tradition promotes the adoption of needy children.Full House Images/Photodisc/Getty ImagesAdoption has a long history in the Jewish tradition. Some of the most prominent historical figures in Judaism, including Moses and the Talmudic scholar Rava, were raised by adoptive parents....
New York never spoke with one voice during the buildup to the American Revolution. As in all of America, many people in New York disliked attempts by the British Parliament to tax and rule the colonies directly during the 1760s and 1770s. But New York had more Loyalists than any other colony, and
India tourism has a plethora of intriguing attractions to offer tourists a lifetime experience. The country delights tourist with its rich culture, ancient traditions, enticing diversity and variety of cuisines. Goa is one of the ...
The Great Wall of China is a giant structure built long ago to protect China's northern borders. It took about 2,000 years to build, and is still around today. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to visit the wall. When the Great Wall was first built, it was to keep enemies out of China.
To write a paper about a culture bracelet is to appreciate, classify and analyze it as an item of material culture in the context of body decoration. Bracelets add a touch of elegance to a person's overall being. People throughout the world have worn bracelets since prehistoric times. Consider the g
Renaissance fairs and festivals are events that celebrate and highlight the ways and means of medieval times. The most elaborate events feature performers that speak and dress in medieval attire and feature music reminiscent of that era. True medieval events offer food, crafts and novelties common t
The Lakota were one of 13 tribes of Sioux Indians that moved out ahead of the advancing settlers. They lived in the present-day states of Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa and in south central Canada. Today, most Lakota live in Nebraska, Minnesota, No
Ok, let's count numbers in Japanese. Here's the list, repeat after me. One is ichi, two is ni, three is san, four is shi, or there is another pronunciation, its yon. We can use both shi or yon. Five, is go. Moving on six is roku, seven is nana, or another pronunciation...
Paroled inmates in Arkansas must follow several rules as a condition of their release. Former convicts often must pay fines, attend rehabilitation appointments and medical screenings, and meet with parole officers. They have extremely rigid routines. It is easy to find model parolees, but sometimes
It seems that soy crops up everywhere. It's in milk, frozen foods, dairy, fuel, oil and a slew of other products. How one little plant fits its way into so many different things is a mystery to many people, but it doesn't make them any less curious. Just what is soy?
For many people, giving a speech or making a presentation to a large group of people is one of life's most harrowing experiences. The biggest reason people cite for their lack of confidence about public speaking is nervousness. Thorough preparation and breathing exercises are examples of ways to com
When selecting a holly plant for your landscape, you have over 400 species to choose from. Hollies are dioecious, meaning the plants bear either female or male flowers. For most species, you will need both a female and male plant so that pollination occurs and berries develop. However, some holly pl
Egyptian tombs contained those things the dead were believed to need in the afterlife. In many cases, these were the same things you use or need during your life. Tools, or small models of tools, were included to enable the dead to continue their earthly activities or professions. Carpenters' tombs
The katana is the sword most associated with the Japanese samurai sword.katana image by NetGraphi from Fotolia.comJapanese culture has taken great pride in the merging of culture, both Shinto and Zen, and workmanship in the manufacture of cutting tools. Although many tools are designed...