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The Resource As the lonely fly, Sara Dowse

As the lonely fly, Sara Dowse

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As the lonely fly
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As the lonely fly
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Sara Dowse
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eng
Summary
In 1922 Clara goes to Palestine where she joins the legendary G'dud Ha'Avodah or Labour Battalion, the roving collective initially formed to build roads connecting the growing Jewish settlements. But she soon becomes uneasy about Jewish settlers taking work from Arabs and usurping their land. As the schism widens between socialist and more conservative Zionists, Chava's abiding sense of justice has potentially lethal consequences. Clara's younger sister Manya migrates to the relative safety of Omaha in the American Midwest, reinventing herself as Marion for better assimilation. Despite escaping mounting antisemitism in Europe Marion feels isolated on the prairie, eventually finding her way to New York, an acting career and a life of ease compared to the hardships of Palestine. Zippora, Chava and Marion's niece, is a committed Zionist who hides from the Soviet secret police in a Ukranian forest and, in frequent letters, begs her dear Doda Clara to help her get to Palestine. Once there, Zipporah is dismayed by Chava's disillusionment with Zionism, her ardent belief in a future Jewish state remaining undiminished. Thus Clara, Manya and Zipporah form three sides of a triangle - the doomed revolutionary, the American immigrant, and the committed Israeli - three very different yet equally influential perspectives on the creation of present-day Israel
Summary
In 1922 Clara goes to Palestine where she joins the legendary G'dud Ha'Avodah or Labour Battalion, the roving collective initially formed to build roads connecting the growing Jewish settlements. But she soon becomes uneasy about Jewish settlers taking work from Arabs and usurping their land. As the schism widens between socialist and more conservative Zionists, Chava's abiding sense of justice has potentially lethal consequences. Clara's younger sister Manya migrates to the relative safety of Omaha in the American Midwest, reinventing herself as Marion for better assimilation. Despite escaping mounting antisemitism in Europe Marion feels isolated on the prairie, eventually finding her way to New York, an acting career and a life of ease compared to the hardships of Palestine. Zippora, Chava and Marion's niece, is a committed Zionist who hides from the Soviet secret police in a Ukranian forest and, in frequent letters, begs her dear Doda Clara to help her get to Palestine. Once there, Zipporah is dismayed by Chava's disillusionment with Zionism, her ardent belief in a future Jewish state remaining undiminished. Thus Clara, Manya and Zipporah form three sides of a triangle - the doomed revolutionary, the American immigrant, and the committed Israeli - three very different yet equally influential perspectives on the creation of present-day Israel
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10578599
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ANL
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1938-
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Dowse, Sara
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no index present
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novels
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Cozzi, John
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Jewish women
  • Persecution
  • Women immigrants
Target audience
adult
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As the lonely fly, Sara Dowse
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058980597
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9780994448576
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)964509076
Label
As the lonely fly, Sara Dowse
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058980597
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9780994448576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)964509076

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