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  • A cooking school or culinary school is an institution devoted to education in the art and science of food preparation. It also awards degrees which indicate that a student has undergone a particular curriculum and therefore displays a certain level of competency.

  • a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies

  • a river in the northeastern United States; flows south from northern New Hampshire along the border between New Hampshire and Vermont and through Massachusetts and Connecticut where it empties into Long Island Sound

  • A state in the northeastern US, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean's Long Island Sound, one of the six New England states; pop. 3,405,565; capital, Hartford; statehood, Jan. 9, 1788 (5). One of the original thirteen states. The Fundamental Orders, adopted by the Connecticut Colony in 1639, is often considered the first democratic constitution in America

  • one of the British colonies that formed the United States

Harpers Ferry, RR Bridge over the Potomic River- Tunnel Built in 1831

Harpers Ferry, RR Bridge over the Potomic River- Tunnel Built in 1831

John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The actions of Brown's men brought national attention to the emotional divisions concerning slavery.

John Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800 and became interested in the abolitionist movement around 1835. In 1855, Brown and several of his sons moved to Kansas, a territory deeply divided over the slavery issue. On Pottawotamie Creek, on the night of May 24, 1856, Brown and his sons murdered five men who supported slavery, although none actually owned slaves. Brown and his sons escaped. Brown spent the next three years collecting money from wealthy abolitionists in order to establish a colony for runaway slaves. To accomplish this, Brown needed weapons and decided to capture the arsenal at Harpers Ferry.

In 1794, President George Washington had selected Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and Springfield, Massachusetts, as the sites of the new national armories. In choosing Harpers Ferry, he noted the benefit of great waterpower provided by both the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. In 1817, the federal government contracted with John H. Hall to manufacture his patented rifles at Harpers Ferry. The armory and arsenal continued producing weapons until its destruction at the outbreak of the Civil War.

In the summer of 1859, John Brown, using the pseudonym Isaac Smith, took up residence near Harpers Ferry at a farm in Maryland. He trained a group of twenty-two men, including his sons Oliver, Owen, and Watson, in military maneuvers. On the night of Sunday, October 16, Brown and all but three of the men marched into Harpers Ferry, capturing several watchmen. The first victim of the raid was an African-American railroad baggage handler named Hayward Shepherd, who was shot and killed after confronting the raiders. During the night, Brown captured several other prisoners, including Lewis Washington, the great-grand-nephew of George Washington.

There were two keys to the success of the raid. First, the men needed to capture the weapons and escape before word reached Washington, D. C. The raiders cut the telegraph lines but allowed a Baltimore and Ohio train to pass through Harpers Ferry after detaining it for five hours. When the train reached Baltimore the next day at noon, the conductor contacted authorities in Washington. Second, Brown expected local slaves to rise up against their owners and join the raid. Not only did this fail to happen, but townspeople began shooting at the raiders.

Armory workers discovered Brown's men in control of the building on Monday morning, October 17. Local militia companies surrounded the armory, cutting off Brown's escape routes. Shortly after seven o'clock, a Harpers Ferry townsperson, Thomas Boerly, was shot and killed near the corner of High and Shenandoah streets. During the day, two other citizens were killed, George W. Turner and Harpers Ferry Mayor Fontaine Beckham. When Brown realized he had no way to escape, he selected nine prisoners and moved them to the armory's small fire engine house, which later became known as John Brown's Fort.

With their plans falling apart, the raiders panicked. William H. Leeman tried to escape by swimming across the Potomac River, but was shot and killed. The townspeople, many of whom had been drinking all day on this unofficial holiday, used Leeman's body for target practice. At 3:30 on Monday afternoon, authorities in Washington ordered Colonel Robert E. Lee to Harpers Ferry with a force of Marines to capture Brown. Lee's first action was to close the town's saloons in order to curb the random violence. At 6:30 on the morning of Tuesday, October 18, Lee ordered Lieutenant Israel Green and a group of men to storm the engine house. At a signal from Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart, the engine house door was knocked down and and the Marines began taking prisoners. Green seriously wounded Brown with his sword. Brown was taken to the Jefferson County seat of Charles Town for trial.

Of Brown's original twenty-two men, John H. Kagi, Jeremiah G. Anderson, William Thompson, Dauphin Thompson, Brown's sons Oliver and Watson, Stewart Taylor, Leeman, and free African Americans Lewis S. Leary and Dangerfield Newby had been killed during the raid. John E. Cook and Albert Hazlett escaped into Pennsylvania, but were captured and brought back to Charles Town. Brown, Aaron D. Stevens, Edwin Coppoc, and free African Americans John A. Copeland and Shields Green were all captured and imprisoned. Five raiders escaped and were never captured: Brown's son Owen, Charles P. Tidd, Barclay Coppoc, Francis J. Merriam, and free African American Osborne P. Anderson. One Marine, Luke Quinn, was killed during the storming the engine house. Two slaves, belonging to Brown's prisoners Colonel Lewis Washington and John Allstadt, also lost their lives. It is unknown whether or not they voluntarily took up arms with Brown. One dr

-isms 7: Judaism

-isms 7: Judaism

the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the Talmud.

This is probably one of the most personal photos in this set.

i am not Jewish by birth (ahem, my mom did name me Christina, after all), but i am lucky enough to have been adopted by a Jewish family! i tend to pick up other families as i find myself in different places. i have family in Maine, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and two families in Jersey. Only a couple of those are biological.

About 10 years ago, almost to the day, i was at Karate. i used to go early to see the class before me and think things over. i had some food with me to snack on, and suddenly, i found my lap less empty. It was full of a tiny, ferocious, precocious, intimidatingly verbal 3 year old who wanted to share my dinner. This was the beginning of a long involvement with the Levy's. First i was invited to join the staff at the karate school, then to join their Saturday lunch so that their girls could share food with me. (Little did i know that Saturday lunch was an all day affair and a holy day of rest for them). Then i was invited to holidays, took my place reading the Haggadah at Passover, and then, it became a weekly family dinner with them, their kids, the staff, and extended family to do Shabbat dinner at their house.

Now, the Levy's are orthodox. So, for them, Shabbat (sundown on Friday until an hour after sundown on Saturday) involves no work, no using anything with lights, buttons, or electricity (including turning lights on or off after Shabbat "comes in"), no cooking, no lighting of candles. A full day of resting, making merry with friends, eating, and prayers. It sounds old fashioned, but it's actually quite beautiful.

But, at the beginning of Shabbat, it's the women that light the candles that "bring Shabbat in." They stand, melodically intone the beginning prayer, and draw the light towards them with both hands. Then they pray silently, and in the tradition of my family, kiss each other and say, Shabbat Shaalom.

i am not very specifically religious, but as someone who believes in God, i find these traditions and rituals fascinating, moving, and deeply powerful. In my world, there is nothing wrong about turning the TV on on a Friday. but in my world meeting hospitality with sincere respect, interest, and courtesy is paramount.

It was my honor to be invited to join the women in this prayer (that i read from this book, but that i can speak in Hebrew!) each Friday evening. In my family, women dress conservatively (i was once told not to show too much "elbow" and the person telling me this gestured to the cleavage area - LOL) on Shabbat and cover their hair while praying.

I actually miss this more than i can tell you all.

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