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    • Israel

    • A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world's attention, aroused its imagination, and, lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns? More pressingly: Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future? We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel's people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, mildly but honestly biased, terrible narration

    • By Schaq on 04-01-17
    • A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 326 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Menachem Begin

    • The Battle for Israel's Soul
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Reviled as a fascist by his great rival Ben-Gurion, venerated by Israel’s underclass, the first Israeli to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a proud Jew but not a conventionally religious one, Menachem Begin was both complex and controversial. Born in Poland in 1913, Begin was a youthful admirer of the Revisionist Zionist Ze’ev Jabotinsky and soon became a leader within Jabotinsky’s Betar movement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Jean on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Promise of Israel

    • Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Israel's critics in the West insist that no country founded on a single religion or culture can stay democratic and prosperous - but they're wrong. In The Promise of Israel, Daniel Gordis points out that Israel has defied that conventional wisdom. It has provided its citizens infinitely greater liberty and prosperity than anyone expected, faring far better than any other young nation. Israel's "magic" is a unique blend of democracy and tradition, of unabashed particularism coupled to intellectual and cultural openness.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Book of Tolerance

    • By Alise on 07-29-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Saving Israel

    • How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End
    • By: Daniel Gordis
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Jewish State must end, say its enemies, from intellectuals like Tony Judt to hate-filled demagogues like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even average Israelis are wondering if they wouldn't be better off somewhere else. A country which once restored hope to Jews world-over now feels itself slipping. Increasingly, Israelis wonder how much has really been accomplished and whether they ought to persevere.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Steve on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $20.72