Becoming Israeli

Becoming Israeli : The Hysterical, Inspiring and Challenging Sides of Making Aliyah

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"Becoming Israeli" captures the unique and inspiring story of the modern day return of the Jewish people to Israel. It shares the inspiring, emotional, funny as well as challenging aspects of making aliyah and acclimating to life in the Jewish state. It is a record and a testament to what drives people to make aliyah and illustrates vividly why, despite any challenges along the way, they would never want to live anywhere else. You will literally laugh out loud as well as wipe away tears as you journey through the story of aliyah which is, essentially, the story of the Jewish people coming home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 15mm | 299g
  • English
  • 069289988X
  • 9780692899885
  • 603,262

About Akiva Gersh

Akiva Gersh first visited Israel in 1998 at the age of 22. Within days, he knew that he wanted to make Israel his future home; a dream he fulfilled when he made aliyah with his wife Tamar in 2004. Since 2007, he has been teaching Jewish History and Modern Israel at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, where he guides visiting high school students through the story of the Jewish people, mainly through tiyulim (excursions) to historical, cultural, religious, and ecological sites around the country. He is also a contributing blogger at the Times of Israel as well as a musician. In 2010, Akiva created Holy Land Spirit, an uplifting and spiritual musical experience for Christian groups visiting Israel that fosters interfaith celebration, understanding, and dialogue. Akiva holds a BA in Religious Studies from Brown University and an MA in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. He and his wife live in Pardes Hanna with their four children.
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