'Concise, evocative... Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas - it is a depiction of the struggle of one man who, for decades, has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at times of madness' David Grossman, winner of the Man Booker International Prize This essential collection of three new essays was written out of a sense of urgency, concern, and a belief that a better future is still possible. It touches on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures; the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel; and the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally. Amos Oz boldly puts forward his case for a two-state solution in what he calls 'a question of life and death for the State of Israel'. Wise, provocative, moving and inspiring, these essays illuminate the argument over Israeli, Jewish and human existence, shedding a clear and surprising light on vital political and historical issues, and daring to offer new ways out of a reality that appears to be closed down.
Dear Zealots: Letters from a Divided Land by Amos Oz and Jessica Cohen: Conversation Starters Amos Oz does not exempt himself from being called a fanatic and proposes that readers embrace the responsibility of facing the fanatic who resides in our own souls. He provides a closer look at Judaism and asks what its essence is. The book is considered by critics as a necessary work that tackles urgent matters addressing the rise of zealotry all over nations worldwide, including Israel. Oz gives an eloquent discussion of Jewish traditions of dissent, disagreement, and doubt. He cites the Jews' love of Hebrew literature and says that "the Jews who engage with the present as much as the past " are the most Jewish. Amos Oz was an internationally multi-awarded Israeli-born author also known for Judas and the autobiographical Panther in the Basement. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. (c) Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
In a world no longer simple with clear enemies and ready strategies to protect oneself, the aging warriors from the Vietnam era are forced to once again fight for their lives. This time, it's not against a peasant force in the steamy jungles of Vietnam defending their homeland. This time they find themselves under attack in the forests of their own homeland by a fanatical force of Jihadists dedicated to the destruction of America itself. In addition o being vastly outnumbered and aging, the Americans have a unique disadvantage: they are all amputees. The only advantage that the Americans have is now it's their homeland that they are defending. To the end, it's not clear whether or not that and the few friendlies that are able to be recruited to the cause will be enough to prevail over their adversaries. The Vietnam Vets Amputee Group is both inspirational and an ode to those brave soldiers that fought not so long ago. They finally might be accorded the respect that they deserve, perhaps posthumously, from a changed and grateful nation.
Patience Kelleher doesn't want to be a soldier of the Lord. She doesn't want His voice in her head, and she certainly doesn't want Him texting her emoticon-laden messages about boy band singers and sinister solar power corporations. All Patience wants is to keep a job she actually likes, and to avoid falling for her confounding new neighbour, Zane, if at all possible. When the Lord enlists said neighbour to convince her to step up, it doesn't brighten her mood. Patience fights to keep her sanity as Zane fights to keep the peace, determined not to let the world die.
Destined to become an American standard, Apples of Arcadia spans a full, extraordinary year in the young life of a would-be American writer. From the frustration of a remote Midwestern town to the restless streets of a bustling East Coast city, Jeffrey Woolf offers stark, unapologetic insight into the source and drive of the creative spirit.