Returning Home: Journeys to Israel, 1st Edition

  • Elisa Silverman
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 161228695X
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286952
  • DDC: 305.9
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The sweeping tale of conquered ancient Israeli kingdoms, destroyed Temples, and a people thrown from their land into the four corners of the world has been told many times. The stories of the Jews' separation from their historic homeland through to the establishment of the modern State of Israel have countless variations in books and movies. Here, young readers get a glimpse at the personal stories of individuals who've lived that story for themselves. They come from the United States, France, Ethiopia, Russia, and Iran. In their own words, they'll share with you the details of their unique journey home to Israel, what motivated them to come, and how life is for them now.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: Two Sisters; Two Countries.
2: Lone Soldiers in the Israeli Army.
3: A Dangerous Journey.
4: The Ancient Roots of Ethiopian Jews.
5: The Accidental Israeli.
6: The Life Adventures of a Russian Activist.
7: “Sunday People”.
8: Israel's Christian Visitors.
9: The Beauty of a Challenging Life.
10: A Chapter in French History-the Dreyfus Affair.
11: From Tehran to Tel Aviv.
12: Hidden Jews.
Chapter Notes.
Works Consulted.
Further Reading.
On the Internet.
Photo Credits.
About the Author.