Israel 201 Book

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

 

ISRAEL 201,
BY JOEL CHASNOFF & BENJI LOVITT

“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

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.