Tag Archives: Israel

Book Review: Catch The Jew

Catch The Jew, by Tuvia Tenenbom In many ways, I think that politically speaking the author and I would have a lot of differences.  Certainly in our background we would be quite different–my own Jewish ancestry goes back within the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night; Dawn; The Accident: A Trilogy

Night; Dawn; The Accident:  A Trilogy, by Elie Wiesel In reading some reviews to this book after I had finished reading it for myself, I noticed that many people had a hard time placing this particular trilogy in that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Archaeology Of Jerusalem

The Archaeology Of Jerusalem:  From The Origins To The Ottomans, by Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn This particular book is one that seeks to toe a difficult line between showing appreciation for all aspects of the past and wrestling with … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus

A Hitchhiker’s Guide To Jesus:  Reading The Gospels On The Ground, by Bruce N. Fisk This is a rather ambivalent book in many ways.  The author combines a certain sense of openness with a desire to rise above orthodox certainty … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Operation Finale

Around a decade or so ago I won some free tickets to a World War II chase movie that was, as these things go, based on a true story.  In watching this film, I felt a similar set of complex … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East, by Martin Sieff I have some serious mixed feelings about this book.  On the one hand, it is clear that this author believes himself to be a very intelligent person (and I … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Part 1

Great Courses:  The Dead Sea Scrolls:  Part 1, by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg As someone who has a profound interest in the Judaism of the second temple period as well as in the interpretation of ancient texts (and not-so-ancient ones) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where God Was Born

Where God Was Born:  A Daring Adventure Through The Bible’s Greatest Stories, by Bruce Feiler A friend of mine with someone questionable taste in books [1] loaned me this particular volume to read, and it generally matches with many of … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City

The Fight For Jerusalem:  Radical Islam, The West, And The Fight For The Holy City, by Dore Gold As someone who reads a fair amount of the Middle East [1], I have certain expectations about a book like this.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem In Prophecy

Jerusalem In Prophecy:  God’s State For The Final Drama, by Randall Price In all fairness, when I pondered about whether to read this book or not I thought I was going to be able to tear into this book rather … Continue reading

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