Item description for Jewish Journeys (Armchair Traveller) by Jeremy Leigh, Elizabeth R. Desombre, Jens Hoffmann, Blake Stimson, Deana Senn & Gunnar Myrdal...
The 'journey' is at the heart of the Jewish experience. The first description of the earliest 'Hebrew' is Abraham journeying from one land and culture in search of another. Later, when the Jews became a nation, they journeyed together from slavery in Egypt to freedom in their own land of Israel. In both cases it seems the journey was a point of transition, not just from place to place, but through worlds of culture and ideas. Away from Biblical legends, later historical journeys still manage to convey deep stories. This book invites the contemporary reader to consider the vastness of the Jewish journey, to enjoy the reflections of those who recorded their experiences and to place themselves somewhere in the continuum. The book is primarily an anthology of Jewish 'travel writing' from earliest time until the present. Material is drawn from Biblical sources, travel chronicles, biographies, and modern literary reflections. Each selection is introduced, explained and contextualized by the author. The opening and closing chapters link the idea of Jewish travel as well as personal reflections/ experiences of the author's own Jewish journeys.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5" Height: 6.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950396 ISBN13 9781904950394
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More About Jeremy Leigh, Elizabeth R. Desombre, Jens Hoffmann, Blake Stimson, Deana Senn & Gunnar Myrdal
Jeremy Leigh was born in London but has been living in Israel since the early 1990's. He has been working in the field of Jewish education and travel for the past eighteen years; guiding groups and writing books for other guides (Holocaust Education Trust 2000; UIA Canada Education 2003; UJIA Education 2005).