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Follow your dreams is the message behind new book about life in Israel


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Initial post: May 23, 2010 11:25:21 AM PDT
Shalom!
Leaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home: A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel, is an intelligent study of Israeli life and culture form a Hebrew American's perspective.
Looking at changes in American and Israeli cultures over the last two decades, "Leaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home: A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel" is an intelligent study of Israeli life , identity, and culture form a Hebrew American's experience and offers a unique perspective on what is quirky, endearing, baffling, and infuriating about Israeli culture. A seasoned world traveler, Jason Mark Alster M.Sc shares his adventures of moving half way around the world to Israel (Aliyah). Readers are reminded on every page that moving to a new place, or even moving back home, is not about courage, determination; it is about anticipation and the joy of discovery, new places, new friends, and new dreams. It's a book about following your dreams:
If you want a better understanding of life in Israel, this book is for you!
Excerpt at: http://jasonalster.googlepages.com/leavinghome,goinghome,returninghome

Excerpts:
http://usa-israel-usa.blogspot.com/
Article , CT Jewish Ledger
http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2010/04/07/news/news06.txt
Review - American Chronicle :
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/152711
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i9V5RAXGvw
Contact: jasonalster@gmail.com
With Amazon.com, $18.99.
For lectures and interviews on Israeli life. Contact: jasonalster@gmail.comLeaving Home, Going Home, Returning Home: A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2010 10:26:17 PM PDT
I think that this book, as interesting and thought provoking to Jewish people it might be, is even more interesting to the Christians as well.
I visited Israel several times not because I was a tourist, but because I was on a business trip and a good chunk of our products were being designed in Hertzelya, Israel.
My second trip was during the height of the Gulf War. My family was really worried about my travel. This time, on my second trip, and in all successive trips, I decided to do some cite seeing as well. Soon I had learned to transform myself to an ordinary person and not a business traveler.
When our tour took us to Church of Nativity and Via Dellarosa, I was profoundly touched. The tour guide stopped at some point that did not seem that historic or significant. As if preaching, he pointed out that some few hundred steps from where we were standing, there was Judaism's holiest places of worship in one direction, Christian in another direction and nearly the same number of steps Muslims. Maybe, God was trying to tell us something by putting all these holy places near each other.
I fell in love with Israel and its culture.
I will read the book suggested here.
Thanks and Shalom.
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