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The Source In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present day Israel and the Middle East conflict A sweeping chronology filled with excitement THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER [PDF / Epub] ☉ Book Lover Author Jennifer Kaufman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith ★ Secret Delivery / Her 24-Hour Protector PDF / Epub ✪ Author Delores Fossen – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk thousands of years ago Through the predecessors of four modern men and women ➥ [Epub] ➟ Kholodovs Last Mistress By Kate Hewitt ➯ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk we 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even this author and his legendary research After throwing out the first chapter on cavemen as an anomaly, each subsequent chapter could not stem the sliding credibility factor I m pretty certain Michener didn t understand Biblical history for example his characterization of King David was I began reading with enthusiasm for the premise of this book looking at the history of Israel through the eyes of archaeologists at a dig Unfortunately, now I feel it was a subject too large in scope for even this author and his legendary research After throwing out the first chapter on cavemen as an anomaly, each subsequent chapter could not stem the sliding credibility factor I m pretty certain Michener didn t understand Biblical history for example his characterization of King David was laughable, even taking into account his mistakes and flaws so therefore, how much could I rely on his artistic license from other sources as well After investing time inthan half the book, I realized no amount of time would heal these flaws I give it 2 stars instead of 1 11 2 would be better because I DID gain an appreciation for the evilness of Ba al and other cult worshipping groups which helped me see why Yahweh would authorize wiping them off the earth But the protagonists in his vignettes of each historical period even the Jewish ones often had a high level of enmity toward God in any form I don t believe Israel s history is so very bleak and dismal Challenging, yes, but so void of joy across every era He made even miraculous events dark and suspicious in character I can remember reading this thing for hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology fingers crossed for grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo, it tells the story of a fictional Tel from its birth to its excavation 12,000 years later It follows the path of a single family against many gods as it tells the story of Canaanite, Hebrew, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, and Israeli civilization While some of the material is dated, it nevertheless rem I can remember reading this thing for hours each night curled up in bed when I was 13 years old It basically began my career in archaeology fingers crossed for grad school apps Based on Tel Megiddo, it tells the story of a fictional Tel from its birth to its excavation 12,000 years later It follows the path of a single family against many gods as it tells the story of Canaanite, Hebrew, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, and Israeli civilization While some of the material is dated, it nevertheless remains one of the most creative and well written books I ve ever had the pleasure of reading and re reading I have mixed fond and not so fond memories about The Source I am a huge Michener fan and have read all of his books The Source is at the top of my Michener list along with The Drifters I started The Source in 1974 when I was visiting Israel, the subject of the book Part of my visit included a bus tour of Israel I was delighted to read about a place, then reach the actual site of which Michener was writing The problem was that, about the time I arrived in Israel, I developed a serio I have mixed fond and not so fond memories about The Source I am a huge Michener fan and have read all of his books The Source is at the top of my Michener list along with The Drifters I started The Source in 1974 when I was visiting Israel, the subject of the book Part of my visit included a bus tour of Israel I was delighted to read about a place, then reach the actual site of which Michener was writing The problem was that, about the time I arrived in Israel, I developed a serious case of Nebuchadnezzar s Complaint the middle eastern version of Montezuma s Revenge There was a serious lack of toilet paper on the tour and I had to read as fast as I could to keep the supply of usable paperpack ahead of the need to make use of it in a manner not consistent with that intended by the publisher The novel was over a thousand pages and I had to read really, really, really fast, finishing the book in about three days I have repurchased the The Source the original is no longer extant and intent to reread it at aenjoyable pace The Source is definitely a highly entertaining and extremely interesting work, and I never lost interest It presents the panorama of history of the Holy Land, particularly the Galilee, through the agesI had to read it a second time to realize what a work of genius it is.There is so much in this incredibly long book, that does depict the experiences and spirit of the Land of Israel, and the Jewish people, who originated in this remarkable land.In The Voice of Gomer a Hebrew mother is commanded The Source is definitely a highly entertaining and extremely interesting work, and I never lost interest It presents the panorama of history of the Holy Land, particularly the Galilee, through the agesI had to read it a second time to realize what a work of genius it is.There is so much in this incredibly long book, that does depict the experiences and spirit of the Land of Israel, and the Jewish people, who originated in this remarkable land.In The Voice of Gomer a Hebrew mother is commanded by G D to take steps that are difficult for her and her family, but are necessary to save the Israelite Nation.He introduces throughout the story, various beautiful and strong spirited Hebrew women, who have kept the flame burning, such as the enchanting Kerith, wife of Jabaal the builder, in Psalm of the Hoopoe Bird , the beautiful , compassionate and spirited Jael, daughter of Rabbi Asher in The Law , the lovely and gentle Elisheba in The Saintly Men of Safed and the tough and idealistic Sabra,, Illana Hacohen in Rebbe Itzic and the Sabra.He does illustrate the depth of the attachment of the Jewish people to their homeland, which was never broken, as well as the cycle of persecution, and the attempts by so many different groups throughout history to annihilate the Jews.All of this is being repeated in the latest struggle today, of the Jewish people to hold onto their rightful homeland and survive, against an evil people, supported by a world in which it is fashionable to hate Israel.A world, which, is once , creating a great injustice against the Jewish people.The young Hellenist Jew, Menelaus, in The Gymnasium who is so determined to cut of all connections with his Judaism, reminds me of the leftwing Jewish intellectuals who find it fashionable to side with the enemies of Israel, by embracing pro Palestinian left fascism.In King of the Jews we learn about King Herod, and observe the portrait of a tyrant and about the cruel persecution of his people, and in Yigal and his Three Generals we see just how fierce is the will of the Jewish people to rule their own land.Always there are the wonderful sites and sounds of the Land of Israel, and it s wonderful people, especially it s beautiful children What has happened to our beloved Sephardim A man in still another corner shouted, while in the center, a group of women from Morocco sang and beat on drums precisely like the ones which had been used at Makor four thousand years before The music was wild and imperative and four little girls danced beautifully, throwing their arms in the air and captivating the men, including Cullinane, as Jewish girls had done for generations out of mind and His three sons where married and his principal joy was in playing with his eleven grandchildren, sitting on the steps of the Venus temple as they ran back and forth across the forum G D bless the children of Israel Michener speaks about the birth of Judaism and Christianity in the Land of Israel and their place in the world giving insight with gems such as In these centuries when G D, through the agency of preceptorswas forging a Christian church so that it might fulfil the longing of a hungry world, He was at the same time perfecting his first religion, Judaism, so that it might stand as a permanent norm against which to judge all others Whenever in the future some new religion strayed too far from the basic precepts of Judaism, G D could be assured that it was in error so in the Galilee, His ancient cauldron of faith, He spent as much time upon the old Jews, as He did upon the new Christians The discussion between Count Volkmar and a Jewish Rabbi in The Fires of Ma Couer illustrate how wherever Jews are, they always remember that their only true homeland is Israel, and The Saintly Men of Safed explores the flowering of the spiritual life of Judaism in the town of Safed in northern Israel in the 16th Century, as well as how Safed was a town where Jews came from around Europe, to escape persecution.Therefore we read in this chapter about the humiliation suffered by Jews in Spain, Germany and Italy during this time.In Twilight of an Empire we see even in the 19th century how the Arabs conspired with a powerful Empire to deprive the Jews of land in their own homeland, and how a young Jewish traveller from Russia comes across Jews whose ancestors always stayed in Israel throughout the Diaspora.There was always a significant continuous Jewish presence in that country which was never broken This book shows the Jewish presence throughout the centuries in the Land of Israel, through the years, through the chapters, including the period between the Roman destruction of the First Temple in 70 CE and the rebirth of a sovereign Jewish State in Israel in 1948 The Law recounts the vigorous Talmudic academies in Tiberius in the fourth century CE.And then there is Rabbi Itzic and the Sabra which draws on the sacrifices and ideals of the young Jews who fought and died to re establish the State of Israel.However, there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that the Arabs living in Israel, those who are today referred to wrongly as Palestinians , are descendants of the Canaanites And in fact all historical facts point to these people as being Arabs originating from Arabia.So I don t know what he means by referring to the Arab archaeologist, Jemail Tabari, as a scion of Ur , and a descendant of Jabaal the Hoopoe.He never refers to these Arabs as Palestinian , simply because when this book was written in 1965, the label Palestinian had not been invented to refer to these people.Nobody used this term in 1965 It only became fashionable later

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