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URJ Books And Music :: Adult Non Fiction/Text Study :: Adult Nonfiction :: Galilee Diary: Reflections on Daily Life in Israel

Galilee Diary:  Reflections on Daily Life in Israel 
ISBN: 978-0-8074-1078-3

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Galilee Diary: Reflections on Daily Life in Israel

Marc Rosenstein

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Galilee Diary: Reflections on Daily Life in Israel

For most American Jews, Israel is only seen through the lens of the political debate, the impressions of the news report, or the windows of a tour bus. Begun as a weekly online essay in response to the Second Intifada in 2000, Galilee Diary goes beyond the headlines to provide an insider’s view of the rich and complex reality that is Israel. First time readers and longtime fans of the series will enjoy this multidimensional look at Israel, which includes revised and updated highlights from the popular online series.



CONTENTS:
Preface (Download as PDF)
Introduction: Reflections on Reform Zionism (Download as PDF)


I. Reflections on Zionism
1. Homelessness
2. Staying Put
3. Crossing the Border
4. Justice, Justice
5. Zionism, Straight Up
6. Solidarity
7. The View from Here
8. Remembering and Forgetting
9. Teaching Israel

II. The Cycle of the Jewish Year
10. Elul
11. Days of Awe: Yom Kippur
12. The Smell of the Etrog: Sukkot
13. Season’s Greetings: Chanukah
14. Mother Earth: Tu BiSh’vat
15. Purim Reflections
16. Pesach: Leaving the Desert Behind
17. Memory: Yom HaShoah and Yom HaZikaron
18. Tishah B’Av

III. Reflections on Community
19. Community and State
20. Kibbutz
21. Which Way to Utopia?
22. Community and Obligation
23. Freedom of Association
24. Locked Out—Or Locked In?
25. City and Country

IV. Jewish State, Jewish People
26. Oedipus and Orthodoxy
27. Two Wagons on a Narrow Bridge
28. Stereotypes and Hypocrisy
29. Reforming Israel
30. Pigs
31. Shabbes!
32. The Cyprus Solution
33. Joining the Club
34. Not What We Had in Mind
35. The Price of Statehood
36. Remember!

V. Arab and Jew
37. Toward Democracy
38. Clear Title
39. Land and Memory
40. Local Politics
41. Local Drama
42. Separate But Equal?
43. Myths and Facts
44. Names and Memory
45. Abraham’s Children
46. Listening

VI. Flora of Israel
47. Hyssop Season
48. Seven Species I—Barley
49. Seven Species II—Wheat
50. Seven Species III—Grapes
51. Seven Species IV—Figs
52. Seven Species V—Pomegranates
53. Seven Species VI—Olives
54. Seven Species VII—Dates
55. Sabra Dreams
56. Beautiful Trees

VII. Israeli Culture
57. Present Arms!
58. The Home Team
59. Dig We Must
60. ...And a Happy New Year
61. Hebrew
62. Play It Again... Naomi Shemer
63. Comfort Food
64. Chickpeas
65. Manners
66. Dust to Dust

VIII. The Land Itself
67. Rain
68. Walkabout
69. Rabbi Yose’s Silence
70. A Fault Line Runs Through It
71. The Center of the World
72. On the Road
73. Wheels
74. Country Mouse
75. Chamsin
76. Mitzpeh Ramon

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For most American Jews, Israel is only seen through the lens of the political debate, the impressions of the news report, or the windows of a tour bus. Begun as a weekly online essay in response to the Second Intifada in 2000, Galilee Diary goes beyond the headlines to provide an insider’s view of the rich and complex reality that is Israel. First time readers and longtime fans of the series will enjoy this multidimensional look at Israel, which includes revised and updated highlights from the popular online series.

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Rosenstein, Marc

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