Jewish and Indian and Other Stories

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The Hermit Kingdom Press, 2004 - Fiction - 141 pages
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Jewish identity. Perhaps, no other socio-psychological phenomena has gone through so many shifts, tribulations, elation, and changes. Jewish identity and experiences have been a source of much intellectual interest and discussion for philosophers and literary geniuses in the history of humanity, such as Hillel, St. Paul, Ibn Ezra, Maimonides, Calvin, Mann, Levinas, Herzl, etc. In this fine tradition and in the class of such geniuses, H. C. Kim has produced a volume of literature that will certainly rank among the most elite in the genre. In JEWISH AND INDIAN AND OTHER STORIES, H. C. Kim explores the complexity of Jewish identities and experiences as someone who has expert knowledge and years of research experience. Kim has held some of the most prestigious scholarships and fellowships in Israel, such as the Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship and the Lady Davis Fellowship, to investigate Jewish experiences, history, identity, and culture. Writing as an informed expert of Jewish studies, Kim proves that he is an expert storyteller as well. Kim interweaves difficult concepts and ideas into the flow of stories and makes the whole reading experience interesting and enjoyable for the reader. The reader will be drawn into the world of the short stories and will vicariously experience them. After reading the book, the reader will certainly understand the diversity and the complexity of Jewish identities around the world far better. And these enjoyable-to-read stories will bring laughter and empathetic sympathy to every reader. Reading the short stories in JEWISH AND INDIAN AND OTHER STORIES will be memorable experiences to treasure. The reader will be sure to read the stories over and over again and be initiated into deeper mysteries of symbolism, metaphor, history, and the psyche of the self.

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Page 11 - We do not seek an agreement with the Arabs in order to secure the peace. Of course we regard peace as an essential thing. It is impossible to build up the country in a state of permanent warfare. But peace for us is a mean, and not an end. The end is the fulfillment of Zionism in its maximum scope. Only for this reason do we need peace, and do we need an agreement.
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About the author (2004)

H. C. Kim lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and is a very prolific writer. This is his second collection of short stories. Kims first collection, ROMEO AND JULIET IN JERUSALEM AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, published in 2003, also deals with themes of Jewish identity and the peace process. Kim has lived in Jerusalem for over three years under the auspices of The Goldsmith Foundation, Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship, Lady Davis Fellowship, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the State of Israel. Kim has been featured in a two-page profile for the alumni magazine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has starred in a promotional video for the university, distributed around the world.

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