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An avid amateur cook, I like to experiment with fusion dishes, usually with asian flavours. Also a rampant vegerian, which makes cooking much more interesting. Originally trained in Italian cooking, and in an Israeli Navy galley. Currently beginning to take an interest in Middle-Eastern cooking, which is much more than it seems at first glance.


Apr
2
answered What religions (other than Judaism) worshiped only one god?
Apr
2
comment What religions (other than Judaism) worshiped only one god?
Henotheistic is a good definition of the ancient Jews, but I think the main issue is the abstract God, as opposed to the many gods as specific characters of the surrounding religions.
Apr
1
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
25
answered What is the most historically prevalent reason of states dissolving, other than military activity?
Mar
21
comment Is history always written by the victors?
While I disagree with a lot of your premises (Israel won in 1982? I would call it a draw at best), Israel is repsonsible ofr most historical accounts of the holocaust during WW2, which is another excellent example of history being written by the losers.
Mar
20
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Mar
16
answered Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
Mar
16
comment Has there been other settlements in occupied territories in recent history?
I'm not sure what Israel's outward statements say, but internally and in the Hebrew-speaking media, they are referred to always as the occupied territories (Shtakhim Kvushim, possibly conquered territories), and usually just as the territories.
Mar
16
answered Are steam engines still in regular use anywhere in the world?
Mar
5
comment Is every major culture in the same year?
@vsz: Actually, the Jewish calendar has a (rather odd) method of using leap months in order to synchronize the lunar and solar years. It is surprisingly accurate over the 19 year solar/lunar cycle.
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
27
answered Was the penal system used to colonise Australia?
Feb
27
answered Is every major culture in the same year?
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Dec
30
comment Would modern aerodynamic design be recognizable to a vehicle expert 100 years ago?
I think the marketing aspect (last paragraph) is the main one. I'm sure Mr. Ford could make the cars, and understand why they were better. He probably wouldn't have been able to sell them though, as people wouldn't recognize them as comfortable at first sight.
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered What is the source and history of “green on blue attack” expression?
Oct
3
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Jun
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