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A Tale of Two Avrahams

Avi-hai, Avraham

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ISBN 10: 0989416909 / ISBN 13: 9780989416900
Published by Appletree Publishing, 2013
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Title: A Tale of Two Avrahams

Publisher: Appletree Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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A TALE OF TWO AVRAHAMS follows the lives of two men: one modern day, the other who lived 400 years ago. Both heroes are fleeing from the threat of death: the first from renegade Jewish fanatics; the other from the Catholic Inquisition. The Israeli Avraham makes his way to Greece and Italy, with foes at his heels. In Crete, he discovers the tale of another Avraham, this one Italian and from the Renaissance, who is also fleeing from deadly enemies. Their intermingled tales weave together with startling similarities and riveting differences. The two Avrahams cross four centuries and thousands of miles, pulling us into their conflicts and danger, friendships, and love. They are pursued by Jews, Roman Catholics, Greek Orthodox, and Muslims alike. Living in ever-present danger, they struggle to find hope and freedom from the fear that has driven them away from everything they know and love.  Dr. Avi-hai draws upon his rich cultural background and Jewish heritage to bring to life the men and the women whose souls are touched by the two Avrahams.

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Avraham Avi-hai was born in Canada and immigrated to Israel in 1952. He has been a journalist (The Jerusalem Post; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), a top-level civil servant in the offices of early Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben Gurion and Levi Eshkol, and an advisor to the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, Teddy Kollek. Avi-hai served for ten years as World Chairman of United Israel Appeal Keren Hayesod. He is the author of two noted non-fiction works.

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