☆ Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community ✓ Charles London, Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community, Charles London, Far from Zion In Search of a Global Jewish Community A fascinating narrative of community and faith Charles London s Far From Zion explores the Jewish Diaspora in some of the most unexpected places from Burma to Tehran to Cuba and even Bentonville Arkansas The award winning author of the highly acclaimed One Day the Soldiers Came London tells the stories of the Jews who stayed behind choosing ☆ Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community ✓ Charles London - Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community, Far from Zion In Search of a Global Jewish Community A fascinating narrative of community and faith Charles London s Far From Zion explores the Jewish Diaspora in some of the most unexpected places from Burma to Tehran to Cuba and even Bentonville Ark

  • Title: Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community
  • Author: Charles London
  • ISBN: 9780061561061
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Hardcover

☆ Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community ✓ Charles London ☆ Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community ✓ Charles London - Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community, Far from Zion In Search of a Global Jewish Community A fascinating narrative of community and faith Charles London s Far From Zion explores the Jewish Diaspora in some of the most unexpected places from Burma to Tehran to Cuba and even Bentonville Ark

  • ☆ Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community ✓ Charles London
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Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community

About "Charles London"

  1. Charles London

    Jack Kerouac meets Jackie Mason Newsweek In his first book, One Day The Soldiers Came, Charles London takes us into the world of refugee children, introducing these remarkable young people and celebrating their unique skills for survival and reflection Through the stories and drawings of children from Congo, Burma, Kosovo, Sudan, and Rwanda we come to understand how these children experience, understand, and are shaped by the conflicts around them His second book, Far From Zion, was a finalist for the 2009 National Jewish Book Award In this globe trotting journey, he explores some of the most far flung pockets Jewish communities in the world, examining their relationship to faith, to home, to Israel, and to each other, and in the process comes to discover his connection to his faith and the Jewish people.

261 thoughts on “Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community”

  1. Far from Zion is of a travelogue with insight than a straight out story telling or novel The author is a non practicing Jew from Balti who happens to be gay who discovered that his grandmother was born in an Yiddish speaking community in Virginia That community has dissolved but Mr London started his own personal search of what it means to be a Jew in the Diaspora His travels take him to visit Jewish communities in Burma, Arkansas, New Orleans, Bosnia, Uganda, Iran, Cuba and finally Israel The [...]


  2. This book describes the author s travels to numerous small Jewish communities around the world as well as a visit to Israel at the end At the start of his journey, the author, a secular Jew, is not particularly interested in Judaism By the end, he is inspired to be at least a little religious.Some of the chapters were just interesting enough for me to keep reading, but not much so But I really liked the chapters describing the Jewish communities of Bosnia and New Orleans These two small, mostl [...]


  3. For any Jew who has felt disconnected from Jewish tradition however conceived or defined or who has ever asked the question of the meaning of his or her Jewishness or what it means to be a Jew anywhere or who is seeking to find meaning and relevance of being a Jew or of Judaism either traditionally or in modernity, you will find this book insightful, heartening, encouraging and hopeful It will provide you will a unique perspective from the point of view of a Diasporic Jew finding connections and [...]


  4. Read this Because a it really does give a new point of view to the world s Jewish communities and b we should all be supporting Sandy London s work.





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