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Far from Zion - In Search of a Global Jewish Community (Paperback): Charles London

Far from Zion - In Search of a Global Jewish Community (Paperback)

Charles London

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Raised in a nonreligious Jewish family, Charles London knew hisheritage but had no strong desire to experience it personally. Thenin the summer of 2004, while doing relief work in Bosnia, he stumbled upon a remarkable community--where Jews worked alongside Muslims and Christians to rebuild a city ravaged by war. This encounter gave him the idea for a journey that would take him aroundthe world and back to his roots.

Far from Zion is the story of Jews in far-flung, often surprising places. Despite efforts by Israel to bring these scattered people home to Zion, they have chosen to remain in the lands of their birth: a shopkeeper selling Jewish trinkets in Iran, a caretaker keeping watch over an all-but-forgotten synagogue in Rangoon, revelers at a Hanukkah celebration in an Arkansas bowling alley, a Cuban engineering professor, proud of his Jewish heritage and prouder still of his Communist ideals. It is through their stories and many others that London examines his own identity, as he, too, struggles to come to terms with his connection to Zion.

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Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: November 2010
Authors: Charles London
Dimensions: 201 x 135 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 311
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-156108-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
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LSN: 0-06-156108-8
Barcode: 9780061561085

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