Home to Stay
One American Family's Chronicle of Miracles and Struggles in Contemporary Israel
By Daniel Gordis
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9781400049592, 384pp.)
Publication Date: October 28, 2003
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Immediately after arriving in Israel, Daniel had started sending out e-mails about his life to friends and family abroad. These missives--passionate, thoughtful, beautifully written, and informative--began reaching a much broader readership than he'd ever envisioned, eventually being excerpted in "The New York Times Magazine" to much acclaim. An edited and finely crafted collection of his original e-mails, Home to Stay is a first-person, immediate account of Israel's post-Oslo meltdown that cuts through the rhetoric and stridency of most dispatches from that country or from the international media. This is must reading for anyone who wants to get a firsthand, personal view of what it's like for a family on the front lines of war.
Daniel Gordis is the director of the Mandel Foundation’s Jerusalem Fellows Program. He was previously a vice president at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles and dean of its Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. He is the author of three previous books: Becoming a Jewish Parent (Harmony, 1999), Does the World Need the Jews? (Scribner, 1997), and God Was Not in the Fire (Scribner, 1995).