The Book of Israel

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Simon and Schuster, 2002 - Domestic fiction - 280 pages
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Dunsk, Lithuania, 1874: brought home dying from the mill, an old man leaves his new grandson the only thing of value he owns - his name.
In one Jewish family, the forename Israel is handed down from generation to generation. But as parts of the family move across the world - beginning in Lithuania at the end of the 19th century and finishing in London at the beginning of the 21st - different Israels in different countries have very different relationships with the name and the weighty expectations it represents.
 

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Contents

GENESIS
1
KINGS
10
JUDGES
25
EXEGESIS
35
ELKE
39
DEUTERONOMY
44
EXODUS
53
CHRONICLES
62
MAX
153
QUEENS
159
SOLDIERS
171
ESTHER
190
PROVERBIALS
191
SOLDIERS
197
LEVITICUS
201
LAMENTATIONS
213

BELLA
69
PEARL
88
HOSTILITIES
104
SAMUEL
111
SHEINA
114
ZION
117
JUDGES
127
BORIS
128
ROSA
133
SONG OF SONGS
150
NUPTIALS
220
RUTH
225
CHRONICLES
243
HELEN
249
JULIA
259
JERUSALEM
267
ECCLESIASTES
273
TEL AVIV
274
CIRCUMLOCUTION
276
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