From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven by Ari ElonFrom Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven by Ari Elon

From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven

byAri Elon

Hardcover | January 1, 1996

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From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven fuses different media and styles to explore vastly different yet inescapably connected moments in Jewish history: the ancient Babylonian yeshivah at Pumbedita; Jerusalem, a decade after independence; and Gaza during the Intifada. In his explorations, the author re-imagines essential concepts and defining structures of Jewish history and identity in profound, and profoundly disquieting, ways. The theme of children pervades the writings - lost children, perpetual children, and one child, Alma Dee, in particular. The theme of children is highlighted as well in the illustrations, details from Pieter Breughel’s Children’s Games.
Title:From Jerusalem to the Edge of HeavenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 9.48 × 6.45 × 0.74 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:The Jewish Publication Society

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827605250

ISBN - 13:9780827605251


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An innovative combination of autobiography, fiction, talmudic commentary and reflections on modern Jewish and Israeli identity, this text is made even more prophetic and timely by the current events in Israel. The book was originally published in Israel as "Alma Dee", where it was a huge and controversial success