ISResilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World

ISResilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World

by Michael Dickson
ISResilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World

ISResilience: What Israelis Can Teach the World

by Michael Dickson


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ISResilience is a study of a nation that has had to collectively and individually hang tough like no other country on earth. Imbued in Israel’s DNA is the understanding that survival isn’t optional – it’s a necessity. Any Israeli could have given testimony for this book. Israelis routinely carry on with their day-to-day lives not just when things are calm and peaceful but when rockets are launched at them, through stabbing intifadas, during official conflicts and wars and unofficial waves of gruesome terrorism. And they don’t just survive – they thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789657023464
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Publication date: 11/18/2020
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Dickson is Executive Director of StandWithUs-Israel, an international educational nonprofit dedicated to supporting Israel and fighting antisemitism around the world. Michael is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication of Bar-Ilan University and the 2019 winner of the Bonei Zion Prize.

Naomi L. Baum, PhD, a psychologist in the field of trauma and resilience building consults nationally and internationally and facilitates resilience building workshops. She was Director of the Resilience Unit at Metiv – The Israel Psychotrauma Center, a Fellow at the Mandel School of Educational Leadership, and a professor of psychology in colleges in the US and Israel. She is the author of several previous books.

Table of Contents

Preface Michael Dickson xi

Preface Dr. Naomi L. Baum xv

Introduction: The Israeli Sabra - Resilience Personified 1

Chapter 1 Against All Odds 11

Chapter 2 David Beats Goliath 19

Chapter 3 Journey to the Promised Land 29

Chapter 4 Olympic Resilience 39

Chapter 5 The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Woman 49

Chapter 6 From the Ashes 57

Chapter 7 Glass Ceilings 67

Chapter 8 Lessons from the Sports Field 75

Chapter 9 Determination and Discovery 81

Chapter 10 Against the Stream 89

Chapter 11 Loss and Life 101

Chapter 12 The Mayor of Rocket County 109

Chapter 13 The Climb 117

Chapter 14 National Resilience 131

Afterword 143

About the Authors 147

Acknowledgments 151

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