Israel: Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men

Israel: Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men

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by Ze'ev Chafets

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Chafets, an American-born Israeli journalist who was director of the Israeli Government Press Office (1977-82), has written a wry, perceptive account of his adopted country. Unlike Amos Oz, whose recent In the Land of Israel ( LJ 11/15/83) portrayed a country bereft of idealism and torn apart by extremists, Chafets writes from a positive perspective. While he never minimizes Israel's problems or offers glib solutions, he celebrates the average Israeli's ability to live with myriad contradictions: there is a tennis-playing insurance executive who goes off to war every few months; a prostitute who boasts of her descent from a famous rabbi; a Chinese restaurant and a Talmudic academy in the same building. Chafets's engrossing analysis of Israel belongs in most libraries. Andrea Caron Kempf, Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, Kan.

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