We are proud to announce that Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter by Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman was a finalist winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Modern Jewish Thought and Experience!
Praise for the Book
“Bonna Devora Haberman’s highly original book examines modern Israel – its achievements and its travails – through the prism of the religious texts and traditions that sustained the Jewish nation in exile. At once brisk and spiritual, Rereading Israel finds inspiration in those sources for the construction of a mature, fulfilled Jewish nation state.”
“Rereading Israel: The Spirit of the Matter is a deeply learned, fluent case for a Zionism that is passionate, faithful and innovative all at once. Neither stuffy nor superficial, this is a book to ignite those who will carry the Zionist dream into the future.”
-Rabbi David J. Wolpe
About the Author
Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman has taught at the Hebrew University, Harvard University and Brandeis University, where she founded and directed the Mistabra Institute for Textual Activism, addressing difficult social problems with creative strategies and performance arts.