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Title Aliya : three generations of American-Jewish immigration to Israel / Liel Leibovitz.
Author Leibovitz, Liel.
Publication New York : St. Martin's Press, [2006]
Copyright date ©2006
Description 263 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 929.20956 L
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-263).
Summary A'li'ya, n., also aliyah. pl. aliyas or aliyot. The immigration of Jews into Israel. Why would American Jews--not just materially successful in this country but perhaps for the first time in the two-thousand-year Jewish Diaspora truly socially accepted and at home--choose to leave the material comforts, safety, and peace of the United States for the uncertainty and violence of Israel' .... Leibovitz focuses on the stories of three generations of immigrants. a. Marlin and Betty Levin, searching for excitement and ideology, traveled to Palestine before Israel was even created. There, with Marlin working as a reporter and Betty volunteering with the Jewish underground movement, the two witnessed the bloody birth of the Jewish state. b. Two decades later, Mike Ginsberg, overcome with awe at the heroic Jews who fought for their country in the l967 war, immigrated as well and was involved in much of Israel's tumultuous history, including the Yom Kippur War. He was a member of Kibbutz Misgav Am during the famous terrorist attach on the infants' nursery there, and he helped repel numerous waves of terrorists attacks on his kibbutz. c. Finally, Danny and Sharon Kalker and their children left their home in Queens, New York, to move to a West Bank settlement in 2001, during one of the most unsettled phases in Israel's existence.
Subject Levin family.
Ginsberg family.
Kalker family.
Jews, American -- Israel -- History.
Immigrants -- Israel -- History.
Israel -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
ISBN 0312315155 :
0312315163 :
9780312315160

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