[Download] ➹ Israel Is Real By Rich Cohen – Tbjewellers.co.uk “It’s a great irony that Israel was secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army” In AD 70 when the Second Temple was destroyed a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by rei “It’s a great irony that Israel was secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army” In AD when the Second Temple was destroyed a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it—by taking what had been a national religion identified with a particular place and turning it into an idea Jews no longer needed Jerusalem to be Jews Whenever a Jew studied—wherever he was—he would be in the holy city In Israel Is Kindle - this way a few rabbis turned a real city into a city of the mind; in this way they turned the Temple into a book and preserved their faith Though you can burn a city you cannot sack an idea or kill a book But in our own time Zionists have turned the book back into atemple And unlike an idea a temple can be destroyed The creation of Israel has made Jews vulnerable in a way they have not been for two thousand years In Israel Is Real Rich Cohen’s superb new history of the Zionist idea and the Jewish state—the history of a nation chronicled as if it were the biography of a person—he brings to life dozens of fascinating figures each driven by the same impulse to reach Jerusalem From false messiahs such as David Alroy Cohen calls him the first superhero with his tallis as a cape and Sabbatai Zevi who led thousands on a mad spiritual journey to the early Zionists many of them failed journalists to the iconic figures of modern Jewish Sparta David Ben Gurion Golda Meir Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon Cohen shows how all these lives together form a single story a single life In this uniue book Cohen examines the myth of the wandering Jew the paradox of Jewish power how can you be both holy and nuclear and the triumph and tragedy of the Jewish state—how the creation of modern Israel has changed what it means to be a Jew anywhere.
RICH COHEN is the author of Sweet and Low FSG Tough Jews The Avengers The Record Men and the memoir Lake Effect His work has appeared in many major publications and he is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone He lives with his family in ConnecticutFor information please see.
- 400 pages
- Israel Is Real
- Rich Cohen
- 10 January 2014 Rich Cohen