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Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell
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Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell
Israel's Northern Borders—Where Zionism Triumphed, the Kibbutz Evolves, and the Pioneering Spirit Prevails
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This Book Highlights Israel's Northern Borders—Crucial to the Nation's Survival—Where Israel's Soul Thrives Amid Persistent Danger, Isolation, and Economic Tribulation.

By combining intimate profiles of residents in multiple border communities with thorough research, you will meet daring people who settled the region, overcame its hardships, and remain determined to live normal lives in a challenging land.

Written by a member of the International Advisory Board for Alma, a Northern Israel Research and Education Center, this fascinating narrative reveals the century-plus story of the return of a Jewish presence to Israel's northern borders where a Jewish nation once flourished.

"Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is a meticulously researched, deeply reported and compellingly written account of the unique challenges and remarkable resilience of the Jewish communities along Israel's often precarious northern borders." -David Leach, author of Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel.

Those intrepid souls that settled the land and hold it today will stir you, and humor you, as you encounter ordinary men and women that accomplished extraordinary things. You will learn of:

  • Idealistic and courageous Jews fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe and Russia.
  • Zionists building a nation.
  • The Kibbutz–its rise, fall, and struggle to rise again.
  • Hezbollah, terrorism, and Katyushas.
  • Why Israelis remain determined to live along Israel's northern borders.
  • Inspiring stories of people who now populate the region.
  • Communities along the border you will want to explore when you visit Israel.
  • Drafted in a conversational style and propelled by the author's knowledge and passion for the region, this unforgettable narrative is required reading for learning about a critical part of Israel's past, present, and future and provides a wealth of information and context for people visiting northern Israel. It is an:

    "Incredible accounting of what life is really like on Israel's northern border." -P. Pasmanick, former security chief of Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch on the Lebanese border.

    Within these pages, you will encounter life, death, and hope. Stories of survival intermix with tragedy. Here, revival overcomes devastation and purpose defeats despair.

    "This book is a real page turner. I could not put it down." -S. Stern, President of Emet, Endowment for Middle East Truth.

    Although Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is rich in history, the author's focus on the human element will captivate you. If you have an interest in Israel, if stories of courage and determination fascinate you, order your copy today!


    This Book Highlights Israel's Northern Borders—Crucial to the Nation's Survival—Where Israel's Soul Thrives Amid Persistent Danger, Isolation, and Economic Tribulation.

    By combining intimate profiles of residents in multiple border communities with thorough research, you will meet daring people who settled the region, overcame its hardships, and remain determined to live normal lives in a challenging land.

    Written by a member of the International Advisory Board for Alma, a Northern Israel Research and Education Center, this fascinating narrative reveals the century-plus story of the return of a Jewish presence to Israel's northern borders where a Jewish nation once flourished.

    "Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is a meticulously researched, deeply reported and compellingly written account of the unique challenges and remarkable resilience of the Jewish communities along Israel's often precarious northern borders." -David Leach, author of Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel.

    Those intrepid souls that settled the land and hold it today will stir you, and humor you, as you encounter ordinary men and women that accomplished extraordinary things. You will learn of:

  • Idealistic and courageous Jews fleeing pogroms in Eastern Europe and Russia.
  • Zionists building a nation.
  • The Kibbutz–its rise, fall, and struggle to rise again.
  • Hezbollah, terrorism, and Katyushas.
  • Why Israelis remain determined to live along Israel's northern borders.
  • Inspiring stories of people who now populate the region.
  • Communities along the border you will want to explore when you visit Israel.
  • Drafted in a conversational style and propelled by the author's knowledge and passion for the region, this unforgettable narrative is required reading for learning about a critical part of Israel's past, present, and future and provides a wealth of information and context for people visiting northern Israel. It is an:

    "Incredible accounting of what life is really like on Israel's northern border." -P. Pasmanick, former security chief of Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch on the Lebanese border.

    Within these pages, you will encounter life, death, and hope. Stories of survival intermix with tragedy. Here, revival overcomes devastation and purpose defeats despair.

    "This book is a real page turner. I could not put it down." -S. Stern, President of Emet, Endowment for Middle East Truth.

    Although Living in Heaven, Coping with Hell is rich in history, the author's focus on the human element will captivate you. If you have an interest in Israel, if stories of courage and determination fascinate you, order your copy today!


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