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Israel 201 Book

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD!

DISCOVER THE ISRAEL YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU DIDN’T KNOW…

“Wow! Israel 201 is precisely the kind of Israel education we all need!”

-Mayim Bialik, actress

“Sabra, immigrant, and tourist alike will learn something from this wonderful book.”

-Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister of Israel

“Chasnoff and Lovitt have given us a gift!”

-Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute

“Israel 201 is a charming, hilarious, relatable and poignant take on the joys and mishigas of life in Israel. This book is truly a must-read!”

-Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered

“Intense, funny, and full of love!”

-David Broza, musician

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Why do Israelis go bike riding on Yom Kippur?

What’s a “freier,” and why are Israelis so afraid to be one? ​

How did Israel’s first-responder medical system unlike any other in the world?

And why are Israelis less concerned about the prospect of a nuclear Iran than about the cost of cottage cheese?

In Israel 201 (Gefen), readers meet the real Israel, behind the headlines, and get an up-close look at the people, institutions, and traditions that make Israel the fascinating, magical, and, complicated country that she is.