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Saving Israel

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Is Israel worth saving, and if so, how do we secure its future?The Jewish State must end, say its enemies, from intellectuals like Tony Judt to hate-filled demagogues like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even average Israelis are wondering if they wouldn't be better off somewhere else and whether they ought to persevere. Daniel Gordis is confident his fellow Jews can renew their fait ...more
Published February 13th 2009 by John Wiley & Sons Inc
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In this pivotal contribution to the discussion about Israel's struggle for survival and that country's nature, Daniel Gordis takes the bull by the horns and grapples both with the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing Israel today as well as how Israel can win what seems to be an unwinnable struggle to survive in these frightening and sombre days.

Israel, Gordis argues needs to rediscover it's Jewish roots and values while reconnecting faith with nationhood.
The last decade has made it painfu
Andrew Pessin
Extremely important book to read for those concerned about Israel's future. Basically it's a grim picture, not so much for the external physical threats (which grow daily in quantity and quality) but for the internal threats -- the loss of purpose and mission that many jews both within and without the land feel with respect to maintaining a Jewish state through a war that will never end ... The book is heavy on dire pessimism and too light on constructive steps to take, though clearly believes t ...more
A very honest look at Israel's struggle between its founding purpose of reinstating the Jewish homeland and its evolution as a western style democracy. While parts are painful to read, Gordis does an excellent job highlighting the critical mistakes in foreign policy that Israel has made in recent years, and what it must do to successfully continue its mission. Particularly, I loved his first hand descriptions of the perceptions of the new generation of Israeli children, often told through storie ...more
Yoav Lang
Mal necesario
Also from Richard in our study book - we are reading this one, too.
Saving Israel - How the Jewish People can win a war that may never end.
lots of insight and a take on the current mind set of israeli's I hadn't considered or was aware. Funny to think of Israeli's ignorant of Jewish History.
David Wasser
A very interesting analysis of the current state of the Jewish people (not just in Israel, despite the title) and his prescriptions for what needs to be done to ensure its long-term survival.
Good read, but I still needed a lot more of a plan. Rabbi Gordis is still a hero to me, and it's worth reading. Just wanted more details.
Ellie Schwartz
Seminal reading. Very scary. Shattered my romantic view of Israel
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