A Dream Of Zion

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234151
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A Dream Of Zion. This inspirational book features the insights of top scholars, professionals, politicians, authors, and community and religious leaders covering the entiredenominational spectrum of Jewish life in America today.

A Dream Of Zion Teacher S Guide

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 9781681629575
Size: 37.18 MB
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A Dream Of Zion Teacher S Guide. Insights, ideas and activities for discussing the idea of Israel with students. A step-by-step guide to creative use of inspiring essays on Israel from a cross-section of influential American Jews, covering the entire denominational spectrum.

Israel A Spiritual Travel Guide

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232612
Size: 77.45 MB
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Israel A Spiritual Travel Guide. The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit. Combining ancient blessings, medieval prayers, biblical references, and modern poetry?in quick reference format?it helps today's pilgrim tap into deep spiritual meaning of the ancient?and modern?sites of the Holy Land. For each of the twenty-five major tourist destinations?from the Western Wall to Masada to a kibbutz in Galilee?it gives guidance in sharply focused four-step sections: ? Anticipation: To read in advance. Information to help orient you in the site's historical context. ? Approach: To read on the way there. Readings from traditional and modern sources to orient you in the site's spiritual context. ? Acknowledgment: To read at the site. A prayer or blessing to integrate the experience into your spiritual consciousness. ? Afterthought: Journaling space for writing your own thoughts and impressions.

The Bar Bat Mitzvah Memory Book

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232639
Size: 58.88 MB
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The Bar Bat Mitzvah Memory Book. A wonderfully interactive album to help everyone involved participate in the spiritual meaning of this joyful rite of passage. Gives young people a place to treasure special experiences and encourages them to prepare for spiritual life as Jewish adults.

The Israel Lobby And Us Foreign Policy

Author: John J Mearsheimer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920661
Size: 36.70 MB
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The Israel Lobby And Us Foreign Policy. Does America’s pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America’s relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the United States and Israel itself. Israel is an important, valued American ally, yet Mearsheimer and Walt show that, by encouraging unconditional US financial and diplomatic support for Israel and promoting the use of its power to remake the Middle East, the lobby has jeopardized America’s and Israel’s long-term security and put other countries – including Britain – at risk.

Text Messages

Author: Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580235077
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Text Messages. Young people need to be included in the struggle for meaning, for the right questions to ask and the search for useful and relevant answers. This book presents a collection of messages on each Torah portion, specifically for today's teens. It shows them how each Torah portion contains worlds of meaning for them, for what they are going through in their lives and how they can shape their Jewish identity as they enter adulthood.

Contemporary Israel

Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479893897
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Contemporary Israel. For a country smaller than Vermont, with roughly the same population as Honduras, modern Israel receives a remarkable amount of attention. For supporters, it is a unique bastion of democracy in the Middle East, while detractors view it as a racist outpost of Western colonialism. The romanticization of Israel became particularly prominent in 1967, when its military prowess shocked a Jewish world still reeling from the sense of powerlessness dramatized by the Holocaust. That imagery has grown ever more visible, with Israel’s supporters idealizing its technological achievements and its opponents attributing almost every problem in the region, if not beyond, to its imperialistic aspirations. The contradictions and competing views of modern Israel are the subject of this book. There is much to consider about modern Israel besides the Middle East conflict. Over the past generation, a substantial body of scholarship has explored numerous aspects of the country, including its approaches to citizenship and immigration, the arts, the women’s movement, religious fundamentalism, and language; but much of that work has to date been confined within the walls of the academy. This book does not seek not to resolve either the country’s internal debates or its struggle with the Arab world, but to present a sample of contemporary scholars’ discoveries and discussions about modern Israel in an accessible way. In each of the areas discussed, competing narratives grapple for prominence, and it is these which are highlighted in this volume.

The Modern Jewish Canon

Author: Ruth R. Wisse
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226903187
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The Modern Jewish Canon. What makes a great Jewish book? In fact, what makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse eloquently fields these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon, her compassionate, insightful guide to the finest Jewish literature of the twentieth century. From Isaac Babel to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Wiesel to Cynthia Ozick, Wisse's The Modern Jewish Canon is a book that every student of Jewish literature, and every reader of great fiction, will enjoy.