- Paperback: 342 pages
- Publisher: Gefen Publishing House (May 6, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9652298417
- ISBN-13: 978-9652298416
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,986,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Living History: On the Front Lines for Israel and the Jews 2003-2015 Paperback – May 6, 2015
…read this book. It is encouraging and depressing at the same time. ... Chesler has laid down the gauntlet-she asks us all to do something now before it is too late. Don't let any lie go by unchallenged. Norman Simms, Family Security Matters
This page turner is a must read for anyone who wishes to make sense of a world gone mad. With dismal news swirling around us, the keen clarity, vision, and indomitable spirit that Chesler's imparts is a light in a dark tunnel. Fern Sidman, Israel National News
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Like Chesler, I once took pride in identifying as a feminist; however, when it became clear that feminists, including long-time personal friends, were joining the anti-Israel caravan, few if any questions asked, I understood quickly that it was time to look elsewhere for people of integrity and commitment to eternal truths such as honesty.
I especially encourage young people to read this book. The reason I say this is that it appears today's youth were not raised to understand that in fighting for what is right—for instance, defending Israel and condemning Islamic terror—one must be willing to lose friends. Through her writing and her work, Chesler provides a powerful role model. She demonstrates that following the truth, wherever it leads is more valuable and important than keeping friends or colleagues who are willing to betray the truth in order to retain personal power and fit in with those peddling lies, hate and ultimately violence and death.
Living history is occasionally repetitious, but it is well worth the read. Brava Phyllis Chesler!
Based on the relatively benign outcry from the “organized Jewish community”, to the well planted lunges of the new anti-Semitic offensive, it would appear once again that we are making the unfortunate and unforgiveable communal mistake of failing to unify and respond to the evil intent of our clever assailants. A great proportion of the community, as they did in 1492 and 1933, have convinced themselves that their places in the “inner court” are sacrosanct and consequently immune to the simmering malevolence. Living History eloquently chronicles the depth and the complexity of the growing wave of the new anti-Semitism. Chesler’s observations are incisive and well supported but do not reek of the typical tones of high-brow intellectualism typically found with this type of accounting.