By David K. Shipler
Original yr of publication: 1986; 2002 - pb
The multiplied and up to date variation of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning ebook that examines the connection, earlier and current, among Arabs and Jews
In this enormous paintings, commonly researched and extra appropriate than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist among Jews and Arabs which have been intensified by means of struggle, terrorism, and nationalism.
Focusing at the assorted cultures that exist facet via aspect in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the method of indoctrination that starts off in faculties; he discusses the far-ranging results of socioeconomic adjustments, historic conflicts among Islam and Judaism, attitudes in regards to the Holocaust, and lots more and plenty extra. And he writes of the folks: the Arab lady in love with a Jew, the retired Israeli army officer, the Palestinian guerrilla, the good-looking actor whose father is Arab and whose mom is Jewish.
For Shipler, and for all who learn this ebook, their tales and hundreds of thousands of others replicate not just the truth of "wounded spirits" but in addition a glimmer of wish for eventual coexistence within the Promised Land.
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It was already four days that she had not seen her. “Maybe she’s sick,” she worried. ” After she closed her stand, she went to her friend’s house. “Shalom,” she said as she entered her house. “I expected to find you in bed. Baruch HaShem [Thank God], you’re healthy! I was worried that you were sick and came to help you out. ” “Come,” said her friend, “I know you’re not rich and need parnossah. Let’s go into the kitchen. I’ll help you bake some cakes and cookies to sell tomorrow. Come into the kitchen.
When he came in, he no longer smelled, and he didn’t appear drunk. In fact, his face was glowing, and I realized at once that this was Elijah the Prophet. “He said to me, ‘I only came here to bless your wife. Her kindness has made a great impression in heaven. But we wanted to give her a final test to see if she was worthy of the great blessing we have in store for her. ’ “What was the great blessing? It was the blessing of healing. 1-36 6/26/02 3:00 PM Page 13 the tales 13 Food that is prepared and served with love can heal the sick and revive the weary.
Although outwardly he seemed to be just an irreligious rich man interested only in externals, Shprintza saw that inwardly he was much more. He gave her merely a few coins—nothing for such a wealthy man—but she could see his soul shining in this act of compassion. ” He got back into his carriage and continued on his trip. He would be traveling on Shabbat, but he was not religious and did not care. Shprintza ran to the last store in town that was open and bought candles to light in honor of the holy Sabbath.
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler