skip to content
Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel /
Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel

Author: Ze�ev Chafets. ; Zeʼev Chafets
Publisher: New York : Morrow, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Since its dramatic birth, Israel has excited the imagination of the Western World. In the process it has yielded some enduring prototypes--the pure-hearted pioneer turning the desert into a garden; the intellectual citizen-soldier with a chessboard in his kit bag and Haydn playing on the transistor radio next to his tank. These high-voltage personalities are the stuff of myth, and Israel is a truly mythological  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chafets, Zeʼev.
Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men.
New York : Morrow, ©1986
(OCoLC)565308865
Online version:
Chafets, Zeʼev.
Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men.
New York : Morrow, ©1986
(OCoLC)594214683
Named Person: Zeʼev Chafets; Zeʼev Chafets
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ze�ev Chafets. ; Zeʼev Chafets
ISBN: 0688043372 9780688043377
OCLC Number: 12949886
Description: 249 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Zeʼev Chafets.

Abstract:

Since its dramatic birth, Israel has excited the imagination of the Western World. In the process it has yielded some enduring prototypes--the pure-hearted pioneer turning the desert into a garden; the intellectual citizen-soldier with a chessboard in his kit bag and Haydn playing on the transistor radio next to his tank. These high-voltage personalities are the stuff of myth, and Israel is a truly mythological country, often seen as a kind of gigantic Jewish theme park featuring Bibleland, Kibbutzville, Masada, with live sets from Fiddler on the Roof and the entire cast of Exodus. Israelis are supposed to be the brave, patriotic, tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside combination of Tevye the Milkman, Elijah the Prophet, and Paul Newman. In much the same way that Barzini wrote about the Italians, Chafets offers Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men as an insider's view of the real Israel and what makes it tick. This book is organized around the disparity between mythological Israel and the real one. It is an essentially affectionate and respectful report on a nation with more internal contradictions and characters than anyplace else on earth. Here is a close-up look at politics in Tel Aviv, life in the army, Israeli rednecks, life with a rock'n'roll band on the road (including the front lines), the impact of the Holocaust on young Israelis, the player-fan relationship Israelis have with the Diaspora, the stories of some weird immigrant groups, the view of Jerusalem from a prowl car, the impact of the brawling 1984 election, the life of Israeli glamour girls, and how the law of return helped Israel win a European basketball title -- and more. People and events are described and analyzed, the reader is shown how these disparate elements fit together, and what they mean for the future of the country. Here are the real people of the real Israel in a penetrating, iconoclastic, and often hilarious report of the place the author calls "a good country in a bad neighborhood."

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12949886> # Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "12949886" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Topic/joden> ; # Joden
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/956.94/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Topic/sozialstruktur> ; # Sozialstruktur
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1033454> ; # National characteristics, Israeli
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204236> ; # Israel.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Place/israel> ; # Israel.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> ; # Manners and customs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Person/chafets_zeev> ; # Zeʼev Chafets
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/4578152637771820220002> ; # Zeʼev Chafets
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1986" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/4578152637771820220002> ; # Zeʼev Chafets
    schema:datePublished "1986" ;
    schema:description "Since its dramatic birth, Israel has excited the imagination of the Western World. In the process it has yielded some enduring prototypes--the pure-hearted pioneer turning the desert into a garden; the intellectual citizen-soldier with a chessboard in his kit bag and Haydn playing on the transistor radio next to his tank. These high-voltage personalities are the stuff of myth, and Israel is a truly mythological country, often seen as a kind of gigantic Jewish theme park featuring Bibleland, Kibbutzville, Masada, with live sets from Fiddler on the Roof and the entire cast of Exodus. Israelis are supposed to be the brave, patriotic, tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside combination of Tevye the Milkman, Elijah the Prophet, and Paul Newman. In much the same way that Barzini wrote about the Italians, Chafets offers Heroes and Hustlers, Hard Hats and Holy Men as an insider's view of the real Israel and what makes it tick. This book is organized around the disparity between mythological Israel and the real one. It is an essentially affectionate and respectful report on a nation with more internal contradictions and characters than anyplace else on earth. Here is a close-up look at politics in Tel Aviv, life in the army, Israeli rednecks, life with a rock'n'roll band on the road (including the front lines), the impact of the Holocaust on young Israelis, the player-fan relationship Israelis have with the Diaspora, the stories of some weird immigrant groups, the view of Jerusalem from a prowl car, the impact of the brawling 1984 election, the life of Israeli glamour girls, and how the law of return helped Israel win a European basketball title -- and more. People and events are described and analyzed, the reader is shown how these disparate elements fit together, and what they mean for the future of the country. Here are the real people of the real Israel in a penetrating, iconoclastic, and often hilarious report of the place the author calls "a good country in a bad neighborhood.""@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5888683> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/594214683> ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/565308865> ;
    schema:name "Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel"@en ;
    schema:productID "12949886" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12949886#PublicationEvent/new_york_morrow_1986> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Agent/morrow> ; # Morrow
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780688043377> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12949886> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Person/chafets_zeev> # Zeʼev Chafets
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Chafets" ;
    schema:givenName "Zeʼev" ;
    schema:name "Zeʼev Chafets" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5888683#Place/israel> # Israel.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Israel." ;
    schema:name "Israel" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007815> # Manners and customs
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Manners and customs"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1033454> # National characteristics, Israeli
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "National characteristics, Israeli"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204236> # Israel.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Israel." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/4578152637771820220002> # Zeʼev Chafets
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Chafets" ;
    schema:givenName "Zeʼev" ;
    schema:name "Zeʼev Chafets" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780688043377>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0688043372" ;
    schema:isbn "9780688043377" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/565308865>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12949886> ; # Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/594214683>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12949886> ; # Heroes and hustlers, hard hats and holy men : inside the new Israel
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.