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    DescriptionThis is a compelling and moving account of life in Israel today. In a series of essays, author and Jerusalem resident Judy Lash Balint travels to the very heart of Israel. From embattled Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip, to the home of the grieving family of a victim of the Ramallah lynching incident; from the barricades in Gilo under Arab fire, to the gas mask stations where Israeli citizens queue to collect their lifesaving equipment. These vivid descriptions piece together a stirring portrait of a people struggling to maintain normal life in the most abnormal of settings. Balint succeeds where the evening news and the most sophisticated media technologies fail. She chronicles the everyday existence of ordinary citizens, whose lives have been irrevocably altered by extraordinary events. The result is an absorbing and inspiring account of a nation and a country weathering a rough and relentless storm.


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    Title
    Jerusalem Diaries
    Subtitle
    In Tense Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judy Lash Balint
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789652292711
    ISBN 10: 9652292710
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BISAC V2.8: REL040000, HIS037080, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBH
    LC classification: DS119.76.B
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 956.9442054092
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, NHB, DNB, NHG
    Edition statement
    Updated
    Publisher
    Gefen Publishing House
    Imprint name
    Gefen Publishing House
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Jerusalem
    Review quote
    " Jerusalem Diaries provides a fascinating glimpse of life in Israel and has many lessons Americans can take to heart." -- Eileen Goss, Jewish Community News, San Jose, California Balint brings a wise and understanding heart, a keen eye, and great moral poise to her observations of Israel -- Edward Alexander Professor of English, University of Washington. Author of IRVING HOWE--SOCIALIST, CRITIC, JEW and THE JEWISH WARS: Reflections By One of the Belligerents With sharp eye and penetrating pen Balint pierces the cant and hypocrisy that characterize much of today's reportage on Israel -- Walter Reich Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior, George Washington University"