Jewish Values: Homeland: The Illustrated History of the State of Israel

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124 p.
Imagine taking a semester-long course on the complete history of Israel, from the days of Genesis to events as recent as January 2007. Imagine also that there is a week-long field trip to Israel as part of this class. The professor is a young, attractive, and extremely knowledgeable woman, and the class is comprised of an ethnically-diverse group of highly-motivated students. Using an innovative method of illustration that combines photographs and full-color digital art, Homeland is graphic nonfiction of the very highest quality. Written from an Israeli point of view, the text is balanced and well-documented with end notes and a bibliography. The pages are chock full of notable figures in Israel’s history, from Abraham and Sarah to Ariel Sharon and Ilan Ramon. World events that have affected Israel, such as the Holocaust, the Gulf Wars, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, are covered, as are the contributions of Israelis to the arts, sciences, and technology.
13: 978-0-9771507-0-0; 10: 0-9771507-0-4
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