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True Jew: Challenging The Stereotype

    This book offers information to everyone who is thinking about the position of Jews in today's world and in history.

  functional tricuspid valve regurgitation in adults with congenital heart disease: an emerging problem alessandro giamberti, massimo chessa, andrea ballotta, alessandro varrica, aldo agnetti, alessandro frigiola, marco ranucci departments of cardiac surgery/guch unit and cardiothoracic-vascular anaesthesia/intensive care unit, irccs policlinico san donato, san donato, department of paediatric cardiology, university of parma, parma, italy   background and aim of the study: at present, limited data are available regarding functional tricuspid regurgitation (tr) in adults with congenital heart disease (achd). Functional tr is the consequence of right ventricular (rv) dilation or dysfunction that, in these patients, is typically associated with chronic rv volume overloading. viagra sales usa The study aim was to resolve this problem by evaluating results obtained from patients after surgical treatment of achd. buy generic viagra Methods: a total of 65 patients (mean age 46 years) with achd underwent an operation to correct functional tr during elective cardiac surgery between january 2000 and december 2008 at the authors’ institution. can u take 2 viagra pills The preoperative median nyha functional class was 3, and the median tr grade was 3. Surgical treatment of the primary cardiac lesion included atrial septal defect (asd) closure in 40 patients and pulmonary valve implantation in 25. viagra 5mg lilly 28st fta Functional tr was treated by annuloplasty (n = 48), rigid tricuspid valve ring (n = 14), or tricuspid valve replacement (n = 3). Results: there were no in-hospital deaths. The median tr grade at discharge was 0. During a mean follow up period of 63 months (range: 12-96 months) there was one delayed death that was not cardiac-related. Both, the nyha functional class (p = 0. how long does it takes for viagra to work 001) and tr grade (p = 0. viagra 10 mg reviews 001) were significantly improved among survivors. generic viagra without prescription One patient (1. golden root complex viagra 5%) had tricuspid valve replacement at five years after annuloplasty. ordering generic viagra in canada No significant differences regarding annuloplasty versus rigid tricuspid valve ring were noted during the follow up period. viagra for sale Conclusion: functional tr is an emerging, though as yet still underestimated, problem in achd. It is a consequence of rv dilation/dysfunction that, in these patients, is typically related to chronic rv volume. generic viagra     From the time of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem to 500 CE, the world’s Jewish population declined from 4.5 million to 1.1 million; where it stayed for over a thousand years. Then mysteriously, starting in the eighteenth century, world Jewish population increased at more than five times the global growth rate.  

    Throughout most of the Common Era there were two groups of Jews in the world: those who were visible and counted within the community, and those who “traveled under the radar” and were not counted until the latter part of the 18th century when they suddenly reappeared and took their place as the new Jewish artists, musicians and authors. The book is about where they were, why they suddenly reappeared, and what lessons can be learned from their hidden identity and their reappearance.The author also examines contemporary Jews' own varying views of Jewishness and discusses what it means to be a Jew today.

   In style, the book is both a mystery story and an expose. It is written in a light and accessible manner in which its startling revelations are well documented and substantiated.

Because its content is in opposition to some commonly held beliefs, the book provides a good basis for discussion and debate. Much of the information contained in the book is presented from a fresh perspective which opens up formerly unarticulated and perhaps even forbidden concepts to modern exploration.

In its final chapters the book makes a strong case for a major change in the Jewish community.




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The Bible: The Greatest Marketing Tool Ever Written

Foreword by Alan Dershowitz                                                              

This book offers a fresh way to read and understand the narrative contained in the first two books of the bible.   

    In The Bible: The Greatest Marketing Tool Ever Written, I examine the use of marketing within the bible. I start by asking the question: "Why was the Bible written?" and I conclude that the bible's authors wanted to create a marketing strategy which would encourage the Hebrew tribes to coalesce into a nation.I compare the marketing techniques used by the authors of the bible to the recommendations of top modern-day marketing authorities and I conclude that the marketing effort in the Bible was as efficient and effective as today’s most powerful marketing campaigns.

    Through an abundant use of examples and in an informal and conversational style, I demonstrate that in all cases the authors of the Bible chose the most efficient and effective channels for transmitting their vital message, and that the Judeo/Christian/Moslem faiths would not exist today had it not been for the powerful marketing techniques used by the authors of the bible. The conclusions that I draw are both thought provoking and controversial and they present points of discussion to individuals of all faiths.

   My book is both a historical study and an educational tool, whose clear explanation of the marketing process can be applied to the most challenging twenty-first century marketing opportunities. The Bible: The Greatest Marketing Tool Ever Written presents new avenues of biblical exploration and opens new opportunities for discussion and conversation for individuals and groups of all faiths. 

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Bernard Beck Photo Bernard Beck, a retired small-business entrepreneur, spent fifteen years as a marketing consultant and taught marketing, advertising, and sales management for ten years as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Newark and New Brunswick, NJ campuses of Rutgers University. During that time, he was also a teacher and principal in a synagogue Hebrew School.

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