By Jonathan Garfinkel
With lofty beliefs, brilliant ambivalence, and endearing naiveté, Jonathan Garfinkel explores Israel and Palestine via chatting with traditional people.
Jonathan Garfinkel can’t make up his mind—not approximately his female friend, or Judaism, or Israel. After listening to a few condo in Jerusalem the place Jews and Arabs coexist in peace, he makes a decision it’s time to enterprise there. In Israel, not anything is as he imagined it, and not anything is as he used to be taught. Garfinkel offers us the folks at the back of the headlines: from mystery assignations with Palestinian activists and an uninvited stopover at at an Arab refugee camp to Passover with Orthodox Jewish neighbors and discovering the reality concerning the mythic coexistence condo, Ambivalence is the provocative, surreal, and sometimes hilarious chronicle of his travels. during this half memoir and half quest, Garfinkel struggles with the growing to be divisions in a bothered sector and with the divide in his soul. “Marvelous. Garfinkel deftly mines what it ability to concurrently belong, disavow, love, and detest an id, a tradition, and a history.... A must-read.”—David Rakoff
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