|THIS BOOK, A TIMELESS PEOPLE, HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR TWO AWARDS FOR 2012, IN TWO CATEGORIES BY THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL.|
Introduction: Why "Timeless"?
The author begins his four-year odyssey with this undeniable principle; To understand a people today, we must first understand its past.
In four years, he took thousands of photographs and conducted hundreds of interviews, to present the rich history, values and culture of Jews in eighteen communities across the United States, to answer a basic question;
How have the Jewish people been able to persevere and maintain their devotion to the Torah for over 350 years in a country replete with unparalleled freedom but equally replete with the most challenging of tests. What makes a people "timeless"?
Alan Jay Gerber
Dr. Jeanne Abrams
Rabbi Shmuel Silber
Excerpts from book
Excerpts from book
"A Jewish Confederate soldier, fatigued from so much death and devastation in his years battlling the North in the Civil War, accepts an invitation from a Jewish "Yankee" family he passes, to enjoy a Passover Seder together."
"A Holocaust survivor, just a few years removed from the unspeakable horrors, has the pluck to bring a live chicken into the maternity ward of a Washington DC hospital to perform the tradition of kapores for her daughter and newborn grandson before Yom Kippur."
Potential book about your community
The author has had requests to write a book on other communities.
We invite you to contact the author about doing a book on your community!
Schedule of Events
June 12, 2011
Young Israel of East Brunswick, NJ
Presentation and book signing
September 18, 2011
Book Club, Central Jersey
Lecture and discussion
December 14th, 2011
Inspiration Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
Talk and book signing
January 11th, 2012
Yeshiva Shaare Tzion, Piscataway, NJ
PowerPoint Demo and Q & A, 7th and 8th grades.
January 15th, 2012
East Brunswick Jewish Center, NJ
PowerPoint presentation & book signing.
February 12, 2012
Yeshiva University, NY,
Panel discussion of alumni authors and book signing.
All photographs contained in this book are copyrighted by Saul H. Landa or his sources.