Far From Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community

Paperback | November 2, 2010

byCharles London

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A fascinating narrative of community and faith, Charles London’s Far From Zion explores the Jewish Diaspora in some of the most unexpected places—from <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Burma to <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Tehran to <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Cuba and even <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Bentonville, <_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">Arkansas. The award-winning author of the highly acclaimed One Day the Soldiers Came, London tells the stories of the Jews who stayed behind, choosing to remain in the countries of their birth rather than immigrating to the Holy Land of Israel. At once a riveting modern history of a scattered People of the Book and <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">London’s moving story of his own personal odyssey of religious and cultural discovery, Far From Zion is an affecting and unforgettable study of diversity, tenacity, survival, and rebirth. <_o3a_p>

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A fascinating narrative of community and faith, Charles London’s Far From Zion explores the Jewish Diaspora in some of the most unexpected places—from Burma to Tehran to Cuba and even Bentonville, Arkansas. The award-winning author of the highly acclaimed One Day the Soldiers Came, London tells the stories of the Jews who stayed behind...

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Raised in a nonreligious Jewish family, Charles London knew hisheritage but had no strong desire to experience it personally. Thenin the summer of 2004, while doing relief work in Bosnia, he stumbled upon a remarkable community—where Jews worked alongside Muslims and Christians to rebuild a city ravaged by war. This encounter gave him ...

Charles London is a former research associate with Refugees International and director of curriculum for War Kids Relief, a peace-building organization. He is the 1999 winner of the Rolling Stone College Journalism Award, and his work has appeared in theNew York Times Magazine,O, The Oprah Magazine, and other national publications. He ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061561088

ISBN - 13:9780061561085

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“[London is] a sincere and soul-searching observer.” (Publishers Weekly)