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101 Reasons to Visit Israel (and Perhaps Make Aliyah) Jun 18, 2008
This small, 6"x 8" book, illustrated with full-page photographs, could be titled, "101 Reasons for Orthodox Families to Visit Israel and Make Aliyah." Although there are pictures of secular activities and typical tourist attractions, the book emphasizes the traditional practices of day- to- day living in the Israeli Orthodox community. For the holidays, an entry for Yom Kippur pictures a boy with payot and kippa holding a chicken, ready to perform the ritual of kapparot. A Passover photograph shows a pot of boiling water on a street, available for koshering silverware for the holiday. A picture of an Israeli kitchen features a dishwasher with a special Shabbat cycle. One chapter highlights Kosher foods and wine. Orthodox synagogues, places of study and home observance are prominent throughout the book. Beyond its Orthodox orientation, the book highlights some basic Jewish values such as donating food to the needy on Shabbat and standing up for the elderly in the bus. The text of this book is directed toward adults, but the pictures are appropriate for children of all ages. Unfortunately, because of the quality of paper used in the book, the photographs lack sharpness and appeal. Ages 8 - adult. Reviewed by Diane Levin Rauchwerger
A superbly composed collection of photographs Jan 5, 2008
A superbly composed collection of photographs which offers a full color panorama of Israel, "101 Reasons To Visit Israel" showcases the beauty of daily life in Israel. Replete with examples of how children live in Israel, how Shabbat and other holidays are celebrated in Israel, the natural landscape and resources of Israel, as well as Israeli cuisine, culture, institutions, and spiritual pursuits, "101 Reasons To Visit Israel" is an ideal and very highly recommended guide for armchair travelers and on-site visitors alike.