Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rebels in the Holy Land, a Historical Overview of the Development of Modern Israel

Did you ever wonder what the big deal is about being a Zionist or where Religious Zionists fit in?
Rebels in the Holy Land is an extremely well researched collaboration explaining the history of the Mazkeret Batya yishuv. It goes through details of what these people went through so that they could live in the Holy Land.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

Rebels in the Holy Land
The cover is well-designed with clear photos, as is the rest of the book. 

It is amazing how the author was able to collect so many relevant pictures and documents.

I felt like I was in a museum focused on that period in history.

Some Details I Liked:
The book describes the historic events so that the reader gets a clear picture of what really happened.

It is very nice how the author zooms into individual's stories as well the general situation.

The facts are laid out in a clear manner, making it pleasant to read.

What I Didn’t Like/Would Have Made it Better: 

The book seems much longer than it is because of all the appendixes and end-notes.

Who This Book is For: 

Anyone who has an appreciation for history and the land of the Jewish people.

Who This Book Isn’t For: 
Someone looking for a quick read or an exciting adventure.

In Conclusion: 
This is a piece of art. It is obvious that a lot of work was put into this publication ensuring its accuracy and proper layout.