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Jewish Journeys (Armchair Traveller)

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Material is drawn from Biblical sources, travel chronicles, biographies, and modern literary reflections. Each selection is introduced, explained and contextualised by the author. The opening and closing chapters link the idea of Jewish travel as well as personal reflections/experiences of the author's own Jewish journeys.

Synopsis:

The 'journey' is at the heart of the Jewish experience. The first description of the earliest 'Hebrew' is Abraham journeying from one land and culture in search of another. Later, when the Jews became a nation, they journeyed together from slavery in Egypt to freedom in their own land of Israel. In both cases it seems the journey was a point of transition, not just from place to place, but through worlds of culture and ideas. Away from Biblical legends, later historical journeys still manage to convey deep stories. This book invites the contemporary reader to consider the vastness of the Jewish journey, to enjoy the reflections of those who recorded their experiences and to place themselves somewhere in the continuum. The book is primarily an anthology of Jewish 'travel writing' from earliest time until the present. Material is drawn from Biblical sources, travel chronicles, biographies, and modern literary reflections. Each selection is introduced, explained and contextualized by the author. The opening and closing chapters link the idea of Jewish travel as well as personal reflections/ experiences of the author's own Jewish journeys.

Synopsis:

The 'journey' is at the heart of the Jewish experience - an anthology of Jewish 'travel writing'

Synopsis:

Invites the contemporary reader to consider the vastness of the Jewish journey, to enjoy the reflections of those who recorded their experiences and to place themselves somewhere in the continuum.

About the Author

Jeremy Leigh was born in London but has been living in Israel since the early 1990s. He has been working in the field of Jewish education and travel for the past eighteen years: guiding groups and writing books for others guides (Holocaust Education Trust 2000; UIA Canada Education 2003; UJIA Education 2005). These travels have taken him across Europe and to North America. When not travelling he teaches Jewish History and Israeli Studies to visiting students in Jerusalem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950394
Author:
Leigh, Jeremy
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
313
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The 'journey' is at the heart of the Jewish experience. The first description of the earliest 'Hebrew' is Abraham journeying from one land and culture in search of another. Later, when the Jews became a nation, they journeyed together from slavery in Egypt to freedom in their own land of Israel. In both cases it seems the journey was a point of transition, not just from place to place, but through worlds of culture and ideas. Away from Biblical legends, later historical journeys still manage to convey deep stories. This book invites the contemporary reader to consider the vastness of the Jewish journey, to enjoy the reflections of those who recorded their experiences and to place themselves somewhere in the continuum. The book is primarily an anthology of Jewish 'travel writing' from earliest time until the present. Material is drawn from Biblical sources, travel chronicles, biographies, and modern literary reflections. Each selection is introduced, explained and contextualized by the author. The opening and closing chapters link the idea of Jewish travel as well as personal reflections/ experiences of the author's own Jewish journeys.
"Synopsis" by ,
The 'journey' is at the heart of the Jewish experience - an anthology of Jewish 'travel writing'
"Synopsis" by , Invites the contemporary reader to consider the vastness of the Jewish journey, to enjoy the reflections of those who recorded their experiences and to place themselves somewhere in the continuum.
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