In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea

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Princeton University Press #ad - Born from the ashes of genocide and a long history of suffering, Israel was conceived to be unique, a model society and the heart of a prosperous new Middle East. If the jews were the archetypal "other" in history, ironically, Israel―which so much wanted to avoid the stamp of otherness―has become the Jew among the nations.

A major new history of the century-long debate over what a Jewish state should beMany Zionists who advocated the creation of a Jewish state envisioned a nation like any other. Yet for israel's founders, the state that emerged against all odds in 1948 was anything but ordinary. Socialists imagined a society of workers' collectives and farm settlements.

In search of israel is a major new history of this struggle from the late nineteenth century to our time. When theodor herzl convened the first Zionist Congress in 1897, no single solution to the problem of "normalizing" the Jewish people emerged. The stage was set for a clash of Zionist dreams and Israeli realities that continues today.

In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea #ad - Seventy years after its founding, but for a state widely viewed as either a paragon or a pariah, Brenner argues, Israel has achieved much, the goal of becoming a state like any other remains elusive. Herzl proposed a secular-liberal "New Society" that would be home to Jews and non-Jews alike. It is this paradox, says historian michael Brenner--the Jewish people's wish for a homeland both normal and exceptional―that shapes Israel's ongoing struggle to define itself and secure a place among nations.

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Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

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Harper #ad - Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. Neighbors? In lyrical, evocative language, pride, anger and anguish he feels as a Jew living in Israel, he unravels the complex strands of faith, using history and personal experience as his guide.

Halevi’s letters speak not only to his palestinian neighbor, but to all concerned global citizens, helping us understand the painful choices confronting Israelis and Palestinians that will ultimately help determine the fate of the region. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor #ad - I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. New york times bestseller "A profound and original book, the work of a gifted thinker. Daphne merkin, the wall street journalattempting to break the agonizing impasse between Israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

Letters to my palestinian neighbor is one Israeli’s powerful attempt to reach beyond the wall that separates Israelis and Palestinians and into the hearts of "the enemy. In a series of letters, yossi klein halevi explains what motivated him to leave his native New York in his twenties and move to Israel to participate in the drama of the renewal of a Jewish homeland, which he is committed to see succeed as a morally responsible, democratic state in the Middle East.

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A History of Judaism

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Princeton University Press #ad - Neighbors? Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. A history of judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, and how its various strains, how it has evolved from one age to the next, sects, and traditions have related to each other.

A History of Judaism #ad - In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from Judaism's origins in the polytheistic world of the second and first millennia BCE to the temple cult at the time of Jesus. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. Goodman's compelling narrative spans the globe, China, Europe, from the Middle East, and America to North Africa, and India.

Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. He explains the institutions and ideas on which all forms of Judaism are based, and masterfully weaves together the different threads of doctrinal and philosophical debate that run throughout its history.

A history of judaism is a spellbinding chronicle of a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition that has shaped the spiritual heritage of humankind like no other.

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The Virtue of Nationalism

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Basic Books #ad - We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. It is this tradition we must restore, he argues, if we want to limit conflict and hate--and allow human difference and innovation to flourish. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. A leading conservative thinker argues that a nationalist order is the only realistic safeguard of liberty in the world today Nationalism is the issue of our age. Neighbors? Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship.

The Virtue of Nationalism #ad - We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. He recounts how, and american protestants revived the old Testament's love of national independence, beginning in the sixteenth century, English, and shows how their vision eventually brought freedom to peoples from Poland to India, Dutch, Israel to Ethiopia.

From donald trump's "america first" politics to brexit to the rise of the right in europe, events have forced a crucial debate: Should we fight for international government? Or should the world's nations keep their independence and self-determination? In The Virtue of Nationalism, Yoram Hazony contends that a world of sovereign nations is the only option for those who care about personal and collective freedom.

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Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law Library of Jewish Ideas

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Princeton University Press #ad - How the rabbis of the talmud transformed everything into a legal question―and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everythingThough typically translated as “Jewish law, ” the term halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. Even more idiosyncratically, the talmudic rabbis claim that the study of halakhah is a holy endeavor that brings a person closer to God―a claim no country makes of its law.

In this panoramic book, and ethics but also to art, political theory, Chaim Saiman traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, drama, theology, and literature. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law Library of Jewish Ideas #ad - I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. Neighbors? In the multifaceted world of halakhah where everything is law, law is also everything, and even laws that serve no practical purpose can, when properly studied, provide surprising insights into timeless questions about the very nature of human existence.

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Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

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Yale University Press #ad - Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. The result is a book that challenges long-held assumptions about the history of human rights and offers a startlingly new perspective on the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares.

A stunningly original look at the forgotten jewish political roots of contemporary international human rights, told through the moving stories of five key activists The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century #ad - Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. In this riveting account, the founding of amnesty international, following them from the prewar shtetls of eastern Europe to the postwar United Nations, James Loeffler explores this controversial history through the stories of five remarkable Jewish founders of international human rights, a journey that includes the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, and the UN resolution of 1975 labeling Zionism as racism.

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Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

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Liveright #ad - An economist best book of the yearseparating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. 40 illustrations attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home.

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History #ad - . So shattering were the aftereffects of kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903, that one historian remarked that it was “nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself. In three days of violence, 49 jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while more than 1, 000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed.

Neighbors? Using new evidence culled from Russia, Israel, and Europe, distinguished historian Steven J.

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Hasidism: A New History

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Princeton University Press #ad - Neighbors? But following world War II, the movement enjoyed a second golden age, growing exponentially. Challenging the notion that hasidism ceased to be a creative movement after the eighteenth century, this book argues that its first golden age was in the nineteenth century, when it conquered new territory, won a mass following, and became a mainstay of Jewish Orthodoxy.

. Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. The book’s unique blend of intellectual, religious, and demonstrates that, far from being a throwback to the Middle Ages, and social history offers perspectives on the movement’s leaders as well as its followers, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world.

Hasidism originated in southeastern poland, in mystical circles centered on the figure of Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, but it was only after his death in 1760 that a movement began to spread. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

Hasidism: A New History #ad - I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. The first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern JudaismThis is the first comprehensive history of the pietistic movement that shaped modern Judaism. World war i, the russian Revolution, and the Holocaust decimated eastern European Hasidism.

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The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The chosen wars rage on, but now, at least, we have a manual to help us fight them more mindfully. The wall street journal the chosen Wars is the important story of how Judaism enhanced America and how America inspired Judaism. Steven R. To take their places as equals, American Jews rejected their identity as a separate nation within America.

The narrative begins with the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam and plays out over the nineteenth century as a massive immigration takes place at the dawn of the twentieth century. These profound changes did not come without argument. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion #ad - I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. First there was the practical matter of earning a living. The chosen wars tells the stories of the colorful rabbis and activists, who defined American Judaism and whose disputes divided it into the Reform, Conservative, including women, and Orthodox branches that remain today.

Neighbors? Weisman’s meticulously researched and fluently argued book is a compelling story of a glorious past.

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Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War

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Yale University Press #ad - Through philosophical critique and political analysis, Goodman builds a creative, compelling case for pragmatism in a dispute where a comprehensive solution seems impossible. In a balanced and insightful analysis, micah Goodman deftly sheds light on the ideas that have shaped Israelis' thinking on both sides of the debate, and among secular and religious Jews about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Contrary to opinions that dominate the discussion, he shows that the paradox of Israeli political discourse is that both sides are right in what they affirm—and wrong in what they deny. Although he concludes that the conflict cannot be solved, Goodman is far from a pessimist and explores how instead it can be reduced in scope and danger through limited, practical steps.

Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War #ad - . A controversial examination of the internal israeli debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a best-selling Israeli author Since the Six-Day War, if not all, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, of the territories to Palestinians.

Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you.

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No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization

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University of Chicago Press #ad - He tells this story by touring a fascinating selection of Arabic and Hebrew archives, including unpublished diaries and interviews. Neighbors? It is a curious and relatively little-known fact that for two decades—from the end of World War II until the late 1960s—existentialism’s most fertile ground outside of Europe was in the Middle East, and Jean-Paul Sartre was the Arab intelligentsia’s uncontested champion.

Given our circumstances, "neighbor" might be too casual a word to describe our relationship. We are intruders into each other's dream, violators of each other's sense of home. We are incarnations of each other's worst historical nightmares. Today, when the prospect of global ethical engagement seems to be slipping ever farther out of reach, struggles, humanistic account of the intellectual hopes, No Exit provides a timely, and victories that shaped the Arab experience of decolonization and a delightfully wide-ranging excavation of existentialism’s non-Western history.

No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization #ad - Tragically, on the eve of the 1967 war, and others ended when, Simone de Beauvoir, the warm and hopeful relationships forged between Arab intellectuals, Sartre, Sartre failed to embrace the Palestinian cause. In the arab world, debated, neither before nor since has another Western intellectual been so widely translated, and celebrated.

By closely following the remarkable career of Arab existentialism, Yoav Di-Capua reconstructs the cosmopolitan milieu of the generation that tried to articulate a political and philosophical vision for an egalitarian postcolonial world. Attempting to break the agonizing impasse between israelis and Palestinians, the Israeli commentator and award-winning author of Like Dreamers directly addresses his Palestinian neighbors in this taut and provocative book, empathizing with Palestinian suffering and longing for reconciliation as he explores how the conflict looks through Israeli eyes.

I call you "neighbor" because i don't know your name, or anything personal about you.

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