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Linda NY

Linda NY

New York, NY USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Leon H. Charney
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    This book reveals the interplay between official government channels, covert intelligence agents and others, who acted largely behind the scenes of the peace process between Egypt and Israel that began in1978 and is still holding. The world leaders: Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat, were driven by deeply held faith and conviction. Others were military hawks who, later saw peace as the only viable option. Still others saw peace and stability in terms of business and prosperity.

    Linda NY says: "Good Intro to Camp David Peace Accords history"
    "Good Intro to Camp David Peace Accords history"
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    "Intrigued by the recent events in Egypt and the Middle East, I found myself looking for more information on the region, which led me to Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace. This audio book told by one of the behind the scenes member, Leon Charney was a good introduction to Camp David Peace Accords history. The book was narrated by George Guidall (great job btw). It easy to listen, it provides enough background information to bring newbies up to speed, as well as some fascinating new information and insights from the people who were there to change history.

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  • Battle of the Two Talmuds: Judaism's Struggle with Power, Glory, & Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Saul Mayzlish, Leon H. Charney
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The authors reached back into history to understand the reasons and methods brilliant rabbis and Talmudic scholars abandoned the Holy Land, both physically and spiritually, to settle in what came to be known as the lands of the Diaspora. This dramatic exodus was contrary to the biblical injunction that all Jews must live in the land of Israel. The Battle of the Two Talmuds explains in great detail how the Babylonian scholars created their own interpretation of the Torah that grew to take precedence over that of the Jerusalem scholars. This book shows that all human beings are subject in various ways to power, glory, and guilt.

    Jacobus says: "Should Jews return to the Holy Land?"
    "dig deeper into the long history of Judaism"
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    During sermons, worshippers will often hear from the rabbi the words, “And the Talmud says…” The Bible may lay down the laws, but the Talmud, comprised of oral law based on ancient practices, provides a guideline for how to apply these laws. However, many of these worshippers may be surprised to learn there was once a struggle between two competing Talmuds after rabbis and Talmudic scholars abandoned the Holy Land to make their way in what came to be known as the land of the Diaspora.

    The book explains how these Babylonian scholars created their own interpretation of the Torah that grew to take precedence over the Jerusalem scholars and how these scholars justified ignoring the biblical injunction that Jews must live in the land of Israel as well as their appropriation of religious rule.

    It’s a fascinating book, I enjoyed listening to it multiple times. I would recommend this to everyone that’s interested in the history of Judaism.

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