Home to Stay: One American Family's Chronicle of Miracles and Struggles in Contemporary Israel [NOOK Book]

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In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, but a few months into their stay, Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Jerusalem permanently, confident that their children would be among the first generation of Israelis to grow up in peace.

Immediately after arriving in Israel, Daniel had started sending out e-mails about his life to friends and family abroad. These...
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Home to Stay: One American Family's Chronicle of Miracles and Struggles in Contemporary Israel

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Overview

In the summer of 1998, Daniel Gordis and his family moved to Israel from Los Angeles. They planned to be there for a year, but a few months into their stay, Gordis and his wife decided to remain in Jerusalem permanently, confident that their children would be among the first generation of Israelis to grow up in peace.

Immediately after arriving in Israel, Daniel had started sending out e-mails about his life to friends and family abroad. These missives—passionate, thoughtful, beautifully written, and informative—began reaching a much broader readership than he’d ever envisioned, eventually being excerpted in The New York Times Magazine to much acclaim. An edited and finely crafted collection of his original e-mails, Home to Stay is a first-person, immediate account of Israel’s post-Oslo meltdown that cuts through the rhetoric and stridency of most dispatches from that country or from the international media. This is must reading for anyone who wants to get a firsthand, personal view of what it’s like for a family on the front lines of war.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307530905
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/4/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,198,820
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel Gordis is the director of the Mandel Foundation’s Jerusalem Fellows Program. He was previously a vice president at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and dean of its Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He is the author of three previous books: Becoming a Jewish Parent (Harmony, 1999), Does the World Need the Jews? (Scribner, 1997), and God Was Not in the Fire (Scribner, 1995).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2006

    AMAZING

    I was recommended this book by a friend, and at first was a bit skeptical. But after about 10 pages, I was hooked. Through his engaging writing style and thought provoking ideas, he portrays the conflict in Israel in ways I have never seen before. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who wants to see what really goes on in the Middle East, without the tainted views that journalists so often show us. Wow!!!!!!!!

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