Israelis Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land

ISBN-10: 0743270355

ISBN-13: 9780743270359

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Donna Rosenthal

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Israel is smaller than New Jersey yet captures a lion's share of headlines. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al-Jazeera. The BBC has its version,The New York Timestheirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis? The answers are varied, and they have been brought together here in one of the most original books about Israel in decades. From battlefields to bedrooms to boardrooms, discover the colliding worlds in which an astounding mix of 6.8 million devoutly traditional and radically modern people live. You'll meet "Arab Jews" who fled Islamic countries, dreadlock-wearing Ethiopian immigrants who sing reggae in Hebrew, Christians in Nazareth who publish an Arabic-styleCosmo,young Israeli Muslims who know more about Judaism than most Jews of the Diaspora, ultra-Orthodox Jews on "Modesty Patrols," and more. Interweaving hundreds of personal stories with intriguing new research,The Israelisis lively, irreverent, and always fascinating.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Donna Rosenthal is the author of the award-winning The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land, new and updated in 2008. Called the best book about Israelis in decades, The Israelis has more than 100 excellent international reviews across the religious and political spectrums: from the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post to The Jerusalem Post and Haaretz to The Japan Times. Ms. Rosenthal was a news producer at Israel Television, reporter for Israel Radio and The Jerusalem Post, and a lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Newsweek and The Atlantic and many other publications. Ms. Rosenthal has reported from Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan and was the first journalist to travel to remote mountain villages of Ethiopia and introduce Israel Radio audiences to the Jews of Ethiopia. A winner of three Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards: Best Investigative Reporting, Best Foreign Travel Reporting (The New York Times) and Best Adventure Travel Writing, she has reported from the Middle East, Asia and Africa and South America. An expert on contemporary Israelis, she frequently is interviewed on TV and radio about Israel-from CNN to ABC to National Public Radio.nbsp; In a Publishers Weekly's national survey, Ms. Rosenthal placed in the TOP TEN most popular speakers about Israel-and only female author. She has spoken about modern Israelis at over 25 universities-from Harvard to UCLA to Georgetown. Andnbsp;to audiences from Silicon Valley to Japan and from Germany to Australia. Ms. Rosenthal has taught journalism at three universities. Shenbsp;holds a BA from University of California Berkeley (Political Science) and a Masters of Science (International Relations/Middle East) from The London School of Economics. nbsp;

Introduction: Colliding Worlds
Becoming Israeli
One of the World's Most Volatile Neighborhoods
Dating and Mating Israeli-style
A People's Army
Swords into Stock Shares
One Nation, Many Tribes
The Ashkenazim: Israel's "WASPS"
The Mizrahim: The Other Israelis
The Russians: The New Exodus
Out of Africa: Ethiopian Israelis in the Promised Land
Widening Fault Lines Between Jews and Jews
The Haredim: Jewish-Jewish-Jewish
The Orthodox: This Land Is Your Land? This Land Is My Land!
The Non-Orthodox: War of the Cheeseburgers
Schizophrenia: Non-Jews in a Jewish State
The Muslims: Abraham's Other Children
The Bedouin: Tribes, Tents, and Satellite Dishes
The Druze: Between Modernity and Tradition
The Christians: Uneasy in the Land of Jesus
The Sexual Revolution
Marriage, Polygamy, Adultery, and Divorce Israeli-style
Oy! Gay?
Hookers and Hash in the Holy Land Epilogue: Shalom/Salam
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