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Israel - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Israel - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Publication Date: September 26th, 2024
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Though decidedly modern and largely secular, Israel is a country steeped in biblical history and in which religion and tradition continue to play an active role in public life. In seventy five years it has grown from a sparsely populated strip of land into a vigorous democracy and regional superpower. Its fight for survival has had a profound impact on the Israeli psyche; every family has been touched by war, and this has palpably sharpened people’ s zest for life. Often called the Startup Nation, it is a world leader in a number of hi-tech industries, and its democratic institutions, despite increased polarization in recent years, distinguishes the country from its surrounding region.
Culture Smart! Israel is a concise cultural guide that helps readers get to the heart of this diverse, dynamic, and paradoxical country. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition takes you beyond the headlines and gives you the tools you need to make the most of your visit to this beautiful and complex country.

About the Author

Marian Lebor is a journalist, editor, and filmmaker who was born and educated in London, England. Having lived in Israel with her family since 1994, she writes for a variety of English-language publications in Israel and abroad on Israel-related themes. She also produces short films that highlight Israel’ s diversity, culture, and technology for media and non-profit organizations.