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Posted June 29, 2003
A View Of Jewish History From Inside The People
Viorst is a favorite of mine.He is known to me from articles in 'Foreign Affairs' and in the New Yorker.I think of him as a person who has a finger on the pulse of the moment and who is prescient in his implications.This book is a delight to read but painful to really listen to what he says about Jewish History. All Jews interested in Jewish/Religious struggles can follow developing policies and be reminded of some of the disasterously costly mistakes of the past. Are the Biblical slaves of Egypt once again enslaved by fundamentalist Bible based ideology? Unfortunately he is preaching to the converted. Fundamentalism, Jewish, Christian or Muslim, as national policy always turns a deaf ear to what history tries to teach. Viorst is a clear, smooth prose writer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.