|Introduction. Charting the Journey||1|
|Chapter 1. Düsseldorf: In the Land of the Murderers||13|
|Chapter 2. Dnepropetrovsk: Lifting the Iron Curtain||59|
|Chapter 3. Boston: Athens and Jerusalem||99|
|Chapter 4. Buenos Aires: An Explosive Awakening||159|
|Chapter 5. Dublin: Who Ever Heard of an Irish Jew?||193|
|Chapter 6. Paris: Getting Along, Getting Ahead||218|
|Chapter 7. Atlanta: Hebrew with a Southern Accent||241|
|Epilogue. Israel: A Partnership of Equals||283|
Home Lands: Portraits of the New Jewish Diaspora / Edition 1by Larry Tye
Pub. Date: 09/01/2002
In his travels overseas as a reporter for The Boston Globe, Larry Tye found a Jewish world that was being revitalized in ways that were not reflected in what he was reading about the disappearing diaspora and the vanishing Jews of/i>/p>/b>
A fascinating look at Jewish identity today, told through the stories of seven Jewish communities around the world.
In his travels overseas as a reporter for The Boston Globe, Larry Tye found a Jewish world that was being revitalized in ways that were not reflected in what he was reading about the disappearing diaspora and the vanishing Jews of America. His discoveries led him to write Home Lands, a compelling narrative that tells the story of a renewed Jewish diaspora.
Tye picked seven Jewish communities around the world, and in each he zeroes in on a single family or congregation whose tale reflects the wider community's history and current situation. The first impression that emerges from his travels are the cities' differences. Far more striking, however, is what they share Jews everywhere still have enough customs and rituals in common for outsiders to see them as part of the same people.
In this engrossing book, readers' eyes will be opened to how Germany, just a generation or two after the Holocaust, has the world's fastest-growing Jewish population; how the Jews of Buenos Aires have found a home in a land that also gave refuge to Nazi henchmen like Adolf Eichmann; and how Ireland is home to a tight-knit Jewish community that has produced Lord Mayors in Belfast, Cork, and, twice, in Dublin. Tye also tells the story of his own family, whose roots run deep in the Jewish community of Boston.
Author Biography: Larry Tye is a medical writer at The Boston Globe, where he has won numerous awards for his work. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is the author of The Father of Spin, a biography of public relations pioneer Edward L. Bernays.
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