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From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven Meditations on the Soul of Israel

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  • Ari Elon (author)
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About the Book

From Jerusalem to the Edge of Heaven fuses different media and styles to explore vastly different yet inescapably connected moments in Jewish history: the ancient Babylonian yeshivah at Pumbedita; Jerusalem, a decade after independence; and Gaza during the Intifada. In his explorations, the author re-imagines essential concepts and defining structures of Jewish history and identity in profound, and profoundly disquieting, ways. The theme of children pervades the writings – lost children, perpetual children, and one child, Alma Dee, in particular. The theme of children is highlighted as well in the illustrations, details from Pieter Breughel’s Children’s Games.

Ari Elon