Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: An American Story

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Little, Brown, 1995 - 248 עמודים
"When Yossi Klein Halevi was a boy, his father told him stories - not fairy tales, but stories of his own harsh past, of living in a tiny hole in the ground to hide from the Nazis, of the nightmarish experience of the Jewish people. He grew up, his father's stories grew within him, and Halevi found himself identifying more and more with the persecution and suffering of his people. Even as a boy, he wanted justice, retribution, and action." "By the sixth grade, Halevi was learning how to handle a gun, handing out leaflets, joining right-wing movements. Soon he was swept away by the extremist rabbi Meir Kahane and was on the front lines of every protest, hoping to see his face and raised fist on the television news reports. At the climax of his activism, he led an unprecedented demonstration in Moscow to force the world to free Soviet Jews. But then Halevi began questioning the basic premises of his life, repudiating rage as a worldview, and trying to free himself from the bitter accounts of history. He wished for a life that embraced a world different from his father's." "In Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist, Halevi looks back on his youth with wry affection, reflecting on who he was - and why - and seeing his hotheaded and passionate fellow activists from the perspective of time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

מידע על המחבר (1995)

Yossi Klein Halevi is an American-born (1953) journalist, commentator, and author, based in Jerusalem since 1982. His education includes a BA in Jewish Studies from Brooklyn College and a MS in journalism from Northwestern University. He was a senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem from 2003-2009. He writes op-ed pages of American newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. His first book was Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: The Story of a Transformation (1995). His other works include, At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land (2001), Like Dreamers: The Story of the Israeli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation (2013), and Letters to My Palestinian Neighbors (2018).

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