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Dear zealots : letters from a divided land

by Oz, Amos,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 892.46 Oz
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Non-Fiction Collection BF575.F16 O913 2018
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CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection BF575.F16 O913 2018
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction BF575.F16 O913 2018
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 892.46 OZ
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 892.4 Oz
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 892.46 OZ1
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An urgent and deeply necessary work, Dear Zealots offers three powerful essays that speak directly to our present age, on the rise of zealotry in Israel and around the world.

"Concise, evocative . . . Dear Zealots is not just a brilliant book of thoughts and ideas--it is a depiction of one man's struggle, who for decades has insisted on keeping a sharp, strident and lucid perspective in the face of chaos and at times of madness." -- David Grossman, winner of the Man Booker International Prize

From the incomparable Amos Oz comes a series of three essays: on the universal nature of fanaticism and its possible cures, on the Jewish roots of humanism and the need for a secular pride in Israel, and on the geopolitical standing of Israel in the wider Middle East and internationally.

Dear Zealots is classic Amos Oz--fluid, rich, masterly, and perfectly timed for a world in which polarization and extremism are rising everywhere. The essays were written, Oz states, "first and foremost" for his grandchildren: they are a patient, learned telling of history, religion, and politics, to be thumbed through and studied, clung to even, as we march toward an uncertain future.
Dear zealots
Many lights, not one light
Dreams Israel should let go of soon.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers unfamiliar with Israeli author and public intellectual Oz (Judas) will find this collection of three essays, adapted from a series of lectures, a good introduction to his nuanced perspective. The title entry, about "the nature of fanaticism and the ways we might curtail it," will have the broadest appeal; Oz examines zealotry in general terms, noting that it predates Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and is not currently limited to radical Islam. His unabashed willingness to discuss "the fanaticism in almost all of Jewish-Israeli society" stems from his experiences while growing up in British-ruled Jerusalem. There, along with other children, he threw stones at the occupying troops in what Oz provocatively terms the "original intifada." His refusal to exempt himself from the label of fanatic suggests a way forward-of individuals embracing the responsibility of "handling the little fanatic who hides, more or less, inside each of our souls." Oz is similarly clear-eyed in the other two essays, "Many Lights, Not One Light," an analysis of Judaism, and "Dreams Israel Should Let Go of Soon." Providing a worthy companion volume to Yossi Klein Halevi's Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, Oz's book leaves readers with a strong message about the need for a greater societywide openness to doubt and ambiguity. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Fanaticism.
Judaism and humanism.
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Toleration -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Publisher Boston :2018
Other Titles Shalom la-ḳanaʼim.
Contributors Cohen, Jessica (Translator), translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Hebrew.
Notes Translation of: Shalom la-kạnaʼim.
Description 140 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781328987006
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