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Kibbutz in Transition By Matthew Milwidsky
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Kibbutz, the Hebrew word for 'gathering', is a collective community in Israel with its historic roots, in the early twentieth century, in agriculture. The emergence of the kibbutz movement was... More > unique to a specific country, to a specific time in history, and to a specific set of ideological values. But modern Israel is more materialistic and less idealistic and, in order to survive, the kibbutz has reorganised itself along capitalist lines and transformed itself into a structure that reflects the changes in Israeli society as a whole.< Less
The Stories of my Life By Shmuel Sarig
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Shmuel Sarig lives at Kibbutz Nir David, which he helped found 75 years ago. A Lithuanian high school student turned farmer in Palestine, Shmuel‘s journey took him from radical kibbutz pioneer... More > to globe-trotting expert in fish pathology. In between he survived two world wars, gun-running for the Hagannah, and a stint as an architect of the final defense of the Israeli settlement against a German invasion that never came. In his travels, Shmuel never lost the sense of wonder of the country boy in the big city. Nor did he lose the sense of bafflement when politics or bureaucracy kept people from just going out and doing their chores.< Less
Beer and Bagels for Breakfast By John Carson
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What happens when a 23-year-old English lad, in search of freedom and a new way of life, turns up on an Israeli kibbutz? First published in 1999, Beer and Bagels for Breakfast recounts John Carson's... More > hilarious first brushes with communal culture on a kibbutz, situated just miles away from the Gaza Strip. Along with a host of international volunteers, he encounters security scares, hard work and romance, with frequent detours to the pub. Follow John's adventures - and misadventures - by taking a peek into his secret diary. This is one travel book that should occupy territory on anyone's bookshelf!< Less
Beer and Bagels for Breakfast By John Carson
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What happens when a 23-year-old English lad, in search of freedom and a new way of life, turns up on an Israeli kibbutz First published in 1999, Beer and Bagels for Breakfast recounts John Carson's... More > hilarious first brushes with communal culture on a kibbutz, situated just miles away from the Gaza Strip. Along with a host of international volunteers, he encounters security scares, hard work and romance, with frequent detours to the pub. Follow John's adventures - and misadventures - by taking a peek into his secret diary.< Less
No Man's Land By Jimmy Goldfarb
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Terry Seas, the narrator of No Man’s Land, recounts the week of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination from the vantage point of a pitchers mound. Once a platform for prophecy, the baseball... More > diamond now straddles no man’s land between Israel and Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. While real-estate developers, kibbutz farmers, right-wing settlers, and Arab refugees all try to prove their claims to the land by creating facts on the ground, archeologists uncover the past, protesters march for and against, the media follows every bit of breaking news - and Terry must struggle against fate to prevent disaster, even if it destroys all chance of finding love.< Less
My Jewish Wife By Andrew Landau
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Antonio and Susan meet quite by chance, their cultural differences are not going to keep them apart, and love conquers all they say, but does it? They decide to get married and go to Israel to try... More > out life on a Kibbutz, shortly afterwards war breaks out. They are separated by the I.D.F. and sent to different ends of Israel. Antonio is captured by the enemy which is the beginning of the end. He is tortured and imprisoned for a very long time. The world has forgotten him. When he manages to get away from his captors he eventually gets back to Israel, but to what?< Less
Sketches of a Life By Enrique (Eitan) Kuperman
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Pinceladas de un Vivir, “Sketches of a Life,” is an anthology of brief stories written by Eitan Kuperman. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was born in Santiago, Chile in the... More > middle of the Second World War. In the first chapter, “Growing up Jewish in Chile,” Eitan describes his family’s transplant from the old world of Eastern Europe to a new reality in South America. Following chapters describe a return to his family roots. In “Kibbutz,” he tells about his experience in the country of his ancestors. Eitan also writes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Anti-Semitism and despotism in the military dictatorship of Argentina, and his wife’s odyssey saving souls in Cuba. “The Illegal” describes an encounter with illegal immigration when he moved from Central America to the U.S.A. in search of new professional horizons for his family. His life experiences show us a world in which Judaism is in harmony with social justice and tensions find refuge in the spirituality of the human being.< Less
Memoirs of a Chalutz - (an Israeli Pioneer) By Mordy Cohen
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Memoirs of a Chalutz is a delightful series of true vignettes based on Mordy Cohen’s experiences as a participant in the birth of The State of Israel. Mordy’s recollections are based on... More > a series of letters written to his Aunt Edith and published in the “Forward” in Chicago 1947 – 1951.< Less
Phases of the Moon By Joel Ross
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After surviving a terrorist massacre in the Middle East, climbing Mt. Sinai with Greek monks, hitchhiking through Europe, and crashing a car in the forests of Australia, Joel Ross had stories to tell... More > -- and this was before he began his work for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he became enmeshed in a Latin American revolution, among other activities that cannot be revealed. He has written down his experiences -- encompassing such universal themes as love, betrayal, humor, and disappointment -- in a collection of enthralling vignettes spanning three decades: PHASES OF THE MOON.< Less
Memoirs of a Chalutz - (an Israeli Pioneer) By Mordy Cohen
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Memoirs of a Chalutz is a delightful series of true vignettes based on Mordy Cohen’s experiences as a participant in the birth of The State of Israel. Mordy’s recollections are based on... More > a series of letters written to his Aunt Edith and published in the “Forward” in Chicago 1947 – 1951.< Less