This Land Is My Land
Rebbe Nachman: History, Conflict, and Hope in the Land of Israel
By Chaim Kramer
"G-d spoke to Abraham, saying 'To you and your offspring I will give the land.'"-Genesis 17:8
With this verse the Bible establishes the eternal bond between the Jewish people and the Promised Land. But ask yourself this: Of what value is receiving the Holy Land when it brings aggravation, terrorism, and bad press? Can anyone imagine that G-d's promise to the Jews was meant to force us to fight a never-ending war, with an interminable sacrifice of blood, sweat, and tears? There has to be a deeper meaning to the idea of a Promised Land and a Chosen People if we are to make any sense of the tinderbox that is the Middle East today.
This book explores the conceptual beginnings of the Holy Land dating back to Creation, and traces its history from the time of the Patriarchs all the way to the present day. It views the story of the Promised Land through a truly unique historical lens: the Bible, the Talmud, and the Kabbalah-as expounded in the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslev. Applying Judaism's time-honored wisdom to the issues of today we discover genuine, non-political solutions to the problems that plague this war-and terror-torn region. With Rebbe Nachman's teaching to show us the way, we uncover a genuine possibility for a true last peace.
Hardcover, 374 pages 9" x 6"