Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History by Rich Cohen

Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History

byRich Cohen

Kobo ebook | July 21, 2009

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In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it, taking what had been a national religion and turning it into an idea. Whenever a Jew studied—wherever he was—he would be in the holy city, and his faith preserved. But in our own time, Zionists have turned the book back into a temple, and unlike an idea, a temple can be destroyed. With exuberance, humor, and real scholarship, Rich Cohen's Israel is Real offers "a serious attempt by a gifted storyteller to enliven and elucidate Jewish religious, cultural, and political history . . . A powerful narrative" (Los Angeles Times).

Title:Israel Is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its HistoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1429930578

ISBN - 13:9781429930574

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