Three men, each in his own way, made Israel happen. Their names were David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, and Avraham Stern. The author, who grew up during Israel's War of Independence, shows how these three who came as young men from Poland, reclaimed their ancestral land and enabled their people to come back to life out of the ashes of the Holocaust. They formed a thriving and dynamic state which, despite all its problems and shortcomings, has signed peace treaties with two of it neighbors, Egypt and Jordan, and continues to look for a last solution to the century-old Arab-Israeli conflict.More info →
Three men, each in his own way, made Israel happen. Their names were David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, and Avraham Stern. All three were visionary and pragmatic leaders. The author, raised during Israel’s War for Independence, has interacted with both Ben-Gurion and Begin.
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In an age when technology is making our world feel increasingly small and far-flung peoples are interacting with each other more regularly than at any other time in history, the common threads running through vastly different civilizations are not only more obvious but more important to our understanding of ourselves as members of the human race.More info →
First published in 1957, this one-volume source for everything-Jewish has delighted and instructed several generations in the English-speaking Jewish world. Fully updated through 2007, it provides snapshots and in-depth entries on every important Jewish personality, place, concept, event and value in Israel, the United States, and all other parts of the world. Now also available as an ebook on CD.More info →
The Man Who Knew God unravels the complexities of the book of Jeremiah and argues that this prophet is the key figure in shaping Western civilization. Mordecai Schreiber posits that Jeremiah is not only the one who eradicated paganism amongst the Hebrew people, but he can also be considered the founder of the post-biblical Jewish faith.More info →
Seventy years after it took place, the Holocaust committed against the Jews of Europe during World War II continues to cast a giant shadow over humankind. Man's inhumanity to man is not a thing of the past. Genocidal action is still commonplace around the globe. Has humankind learned the lessons of the past? Is the human race doomed to live in a perpetual state of war and self-destruction?More info →