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About the Author

Salo W. Baron, who was once a rabbi, educator, and editor, used to be esteemed as a Jewish historian. A prolific author, Baron was once most sensible identified for his eighteen-volume paintings A Social and non secular historical past of the Jews. He used to be ordained a rabbi in 1920 and obtained doctoral levels in philosophy, political technology, and legislation from the college of Vienna. He later served as a professor of Jewish heritage and literature at Columbia college for thirty-three years. As a student, Baron is credited with broadening and modernizing the historical view of the Jewish event. additionally, he supplied testimony for the prosecution on the trial of Nazi reputable Adolf Eichmann. Baron additionally edited Jewish Social reports and the sequence "A Documentary background of yank Jews. "

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Er fürchtete sich ja vor nichts, er blieb nicht stockend stehen, er blieb nicht zurück, er wich nicht nach hinten aus. Vielmehr stürzte er sich ohne Zögern, warf sich mit Wucht in das Feuer, ging eben in einem einzigen Anlauf los. Sofort brannte er nun, platzte sein Fleisch auf und brotzelte. Als aber Tecuciztecatl sah, daß jener brannte, da endlich warf er sich hinein und verbrannte somit nun auch. Man sagt und meint, daß gleicherweise augenblicklich auch der Adler sich aufmachte, ihnen nachfolgte, mit Wucht sich ins Feuer stürzte, in die Glut sich warf.

Unter der Voraussetzung eines konstanten Verhältnisses zwischen dem Volumen der lebenden Masse und den lokalen, klimatischen und geologischen Gegebenheiten nimmt das Leben den gesamten verfügbaren Raum ein. Diese lokalen Gegebenheiten bestimmen die Intensität des Drucks, den das Leben nach allen Richtungen hin ausübt. Das heißt, wenn der vorhandene Lebensraum auf irgendeine Weise erweitert wird, so wird er sofort ebenso vom Leben eingenommen wie der benachbarte Raum. Das geschieht auch jedes Mal, wenn an irgendeinem Ort der Erde, durch einen Waldbrand, einen Vulkanausbruch oder durch Menschenhand, Leben zerstört wird.

Auch er verbrannte sich noch tüchtig, daher ist sein Gefieder schwärzlich, angeräuchert. Und der allerletzte war der Jaguar. Der aber fing nicht mehr so viel Feuer, als er in die Glut fiel; keineswegs verbrannte er deshalb, wurde nicht ganz und gar verbrannt, er versengte sich nur allenthalben, fing nicht viel Feuer. Deshalb ist er nur gefleckt, wie mit schwarzer Farbe bekleckst, als wäre er häufig durch schwarze Schmutzlachen gestapft... -55- Gleich streckten sich daraufhin die Götter hin, zu erwarten, von woher wohl Nanauatzin aufgehen würde, der ja als erster ins Feuer gefallen war, damit die Sonne scheine, damit es Tag werde...

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