Far From Zion by Charles London

Full Title: Far From Zion: In Search Of A Global Jewish Community
Author/Editor(s): Charles London (1980-)
ISBN: 0061561061, 9780061561061
Publisher: William Morrow
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2009
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations included, 24 cm
LCCN: 2009006568
Edition: 1st Edition [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 310 (viii, 310 pages, 8 pages of plates)
Categories:
London, Charles, > 1980- > Religion
London, Charles, > 1980- > Travel
Jewish Diaspora
Jews > Identity
Jews > Civilization


Content:
Belonging
Caretakers
Newcomers
Rebirth
Siege and survival
Converts
Imperiled
Revolutionaries
Zion.
Raised in a nonreligious Jewish family, London knew his heritage but had no strong desire to experience it personally. But in the summer of 2004, while doing relief work with children in Bosnia, he stumbled upon a community where Jews worked alongside Muslims and Christians to rebuild a city ravaged by war. London liked this idea of a humanitarian Judaism, and this encounter gave him the idea for a journey around the world and back to his roots. From a shopkeeper selling Jewish trinkets in Iran, to a Hanukkah celebration in an Arkansas bowling alley; from Rangoon, where a chain-smoking caretaker watches over an all-but-forgotten synagogue, to an engineer in Cuba proud of his Jewish heritage, yet even prouder of his Communist ideals, pockets of the Diaspora endure. Their decision to stay put offers hope that peace may lie not in congregating behind borders but in the promise of a global community of neighbors.
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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V38.113529-1-1954721
Other ID: 310399039(OCLC)
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: DS134 .L655 2009
Dewey Decimal: 305.892/4
Released Date: 20100212

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APA Style:
London, C. (2009). Far From Zion: In Search Of A Global Jewish Community. New York: William Morrow.

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London, Charles. Far From Zion: In Search Of A Global Jewish Community. New York: William Morrow, 2009. Print.

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London, Charles. Far From Zion: In Search Of A Global Jewish Community. New York: William Morrow, 2009.