2017年2月26日 星期日

kosher, lap, gondolier, in the lap of the gods

“At that time Math son of Mathonwy could not live unless his feet were in the lap of a virgin, except when the turmoil of war prevented him.”
―from THE MABINOGION (c. 1350–1410)
The 11 stories of The Mabinogion, first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach far back into the earlier oral traditions of Welsh poetry. Closely linked to the Arthurian legends–King Arthur himself is a character–they summon up a world of mystery and magic that is still evoked by the Welsh landscape they so vividly describe. Mingling fantasy with tales of chivalry, these stories not only prefigure the later medieval romances, but stand on their own as magnificent evocations of a golden age of Celtic civilization. This translation of The Mabinogion has, since its first appearance in 1949, been recognized as a classic in its own right. It was last revised by Gwyn Jones and his wife, Mair, in 1993. Preface by John Updike. READ more here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/…/the-mabinogion-by-tran…/#



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Inside Europe | 02.08.2008 | 07:05
A visit to Venice’s Kosher Hotel

A Venetian hotel is now attempting to turn the tide to deliver special services for Jewish tourists.

The charm of Venice’s canals means a hotel room with a canal view is high on the list of priorities for visiting tourists. The sound of water lapping by the window or hearing the banter of gondoliers plying the city’s waterways will always have its romantic appeal. Yet for one group of visitors, Venice hasn’t always been so welcoming or charming.
Reporter Nancy Greenleese

Jewish Life in Chemnitz

The German city of Chemnitz in the state of Saxony has been making headlines recently as the birthplace of Germany's first Kosher beer. Called "Simcha," it was created by the brothers Lars-Ariel and Uwe Dziuballa. While the two Jewish restaurant owners are pleased with the sudden media interest, they are also disappointed that the issue of Jewish integration is of less public interest than beer. The brothers say that while beer might be normal to Germans, Jewish life is less so.



in the lap of the gods

uk
used to say that a situation that cannot be controlled and dependsonly on good luck:
The doctors have done everything possible for him, so his recovery now is in the lap of the gods.

kosher

adjective 潔食的
1 (of food or places where food is sold etc.) prepared or kept in conditions that follow the rules of Jewish law:
kosher food/meat
a kosher restaurant/butcher/shop

2 INFORMAL HUMOROUS legal, able to be trusted and therefore good:
Their business activities aren't quite kosher.


lap (HIT GENTLY)
verb [I or T] -pp-
(of waves) to hit something gently, producing quiet sounds:
The water lapped against the side of the pool.
The waves gently lapped the shore.

gondolier

(gŏn'dl-îr') pronunciation
n. Nautical.
One who propels a gondola.
[French, from Italian gondoliere, from gondola, gondola. See gondola.]


A gòndola is a traditional Venetian sculling boat. Gondolas were for centuries the chief means of transportation within Venice and still have a role in public transport, serving as traghètti (ferries) over major canals.
Wikipedia article "Gondola".

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