From Beirut to Jerusalem - Whose Country is This, Anyway? Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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Whose Country is This, Anyway? Summary and Analysis

Friedman finds that the Israelis have an identity crisis—they do not know what they want to be politically or spirituality. A lot of Jews tell Friedman that they go to Israel to find themselves and he tells them it is probably the most confusing place to do so. If the Jew does not have his Jewish identity firmly established before going to Israel, he will probably be totally lost with all of the confusion and options they offer. Friedman explains that he, like most American Jews, is raised in a Judaism that revolves around the synagogue. Jews are differentiated by whether they are Orthodox, Conservative or Reform. This is not the way it is in Israel. It is not the synagogue affiliation that defines the person but his relationship to Israel...

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