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    Little did I imagine when I was around 30% into the novel that I would award it 4 since I was seriously considering to putt up my hands up and surrender any hope to enjoy this novel The main character annoyed me to no end and I wanted to sla

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    I can't remember the last time spending so much time with a book and I'm not done yet I'm preparing for a serious die hard d

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    35 stars This is my first book by this prolific author who I have known about for many years but never took the opportunity to read until now The book is complex in some ways and I found multiple levels here political religious and for me mostly the emotional level In looking at some biographical material it appears that Oz is not

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    This is the third outstanding work I’ve read by an Israeli in as many weeks and I find myself falling under a spell of admiration again for a culture that fights back against the worst aspects of itself interrogates itself relentles

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    35 Dense and cerebral A young man in Jerusalem abandons his thesis to take a position with a disabled intellectual recluse For rom board and a

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    The narrator of Amos Oz's esoteric masterpiece is Shmuel Ash a university student recently rejected by his girlfriend who

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    ”How deep the silence is” Atalia said “You can almost hear the stones breathing” Amos Oz JudasMy friend Spenky has said “I p

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    One man's traitor is another man's loyalist In Amos Oz's new tome Judas a coming of age novel the theme of loyalty is explored Shmuel Ash a shy emotional twenty five year old university student is adrift He is dealt three blows to his ho hum e

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    On Hurting God There must seem something paradoxical to some of the religious folks in the idea that anyone could in anyway

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    Reposting in tribute to Amos Oz who passed away today Anyone willing to change Shmuel said will always be considered a traitor by those who cannot change and are scared to death of change and don't understand it and loathe changeBook 10 of 13 from my reading of the 2017 Man Booker International longlistI have pre

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«Amos Oz narra en Judas las grandes preguntas y conflictos de la historia y de la religión en Oriente Próximo»Judas el regreso de Amos Oz a la novela género ue no había frecuentado desde Una historia de amor y oscuridad plantea una audaz y novedosa interpretación de la figura de Judas Iscariote en el contexto de una angustiosa y delicada historia de amor    En el invierno de el mundo del joven Shmuel I can t remember the last time spending so much time with a book and I m not done yet I m preparing for a serious die hard discussion coming up at my temple I ve listened to the audiobook have read the ebook and will get a copy of the physical book to examine soon too By the time my book club meets I ll have read this book 3 timesThe I research this book s topics themes and Amos Oz s personal political and religious point of views mixed with the realities that Israel was established a Jewish state in 1948 David Ben Gurion became Israel s first premierthe uncertain I become on my own views The time period in which Amos Oz set this story is worthy of discussion itself late 50 s to early 60 s The Arab Israeli conflict six Day War of 1967 was just around the corner It doesn t particularly take strenuous effort to read this book but where it can be fatiguing is in the grappling with the puzzling uestions addressed regarding betrayal theology anti Semitism Zionism religion history and the Israeli Palestinian conflict The humor and the personal Intimate side between the characters was a great balance when exploring Jewish Christian philosophy thoughts beliefs bigotry and debates The two uestions that most stand out for me from this novel are was the State of Israel in 1948 as a Jewish state a mistake And in the endwho was the traitor The three main characters Shmuel Ash Atalia Abrahanel Gershom Wald and 4th ghost character Shealtiel Abravaneleither young and reserved sensuous and mysterious old opinionated and outspoken a hero or a villain each of the characters as we slowly get to know them we come to learn their own personal struggle with violence with association to Israel The writing and storytelling are both eually wonderful informative complex and thought provoking Grab some tea and biscuits as there is an abundance throughout this story might as well join in and do not forget to feed your fishHowever don t think Bella is coming over to do your laundryNO VISITORS ALLOWED WHEN TAKING YOUR TURN TO READ THIS BOOK enjoy your solitude Shmuel sure tried For a girl who resisted reading this book for a long time Its probably the first book I ve read that has shaken my thinking about Israel in a long time I have a lot of respect for Amos Oz and the uestions he created with this novel

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Judas Author Amos Oz

Ash se viene abajo su novia lo abandona sus padres se arruinan y él se ve obligado a dejar sus estudios en la universidad En ese momento desesperado encuentra refugio y trabajo en una vieja casa de piedra de Jerusalén donde deberá hacer compañía y conversar con un anciano inválido y sarcástico A su llegada una atractiva mujer llamada Atalia advertirá a Shmuel de ue no se ena de ella ese ha sido el motiv This is the third outstanding work I ve read by an Israeli in as many weeks and I find myself falling under a spell of admiration again for a culture that fights back against the worst aspects of itself interrogates itself relentlessly and creates humor around the morose recognition of man s fallibility Into a novel describing three generations living together in Jerusalem in a small house Amos Oz weaves history religion politics and leadership into a meditation on the why and how of Jewishness and the concept of a Jewish state Not for a moment do we believe the characters have a life beyond that of describing a conflict The generous nature of Oz s characters make us willing to suspend judgment and place our trust in his hands awhile to hear what he has to say In our modern world one is rarely willing or able to hear an opposite view but this seems a safe place to examine ideas In a review in the New York Times Oz speaks of this novel as a piece of chamber music A grouping of voices influence one another each different than the other three generations of Jews in IsraelThe time is late 1950s or early 1960s A student Shmuel has found his thesis Jewish Views of Jesus not as uniue as he d imagined and less interesting than something he d bumped up against in research Christian Views of Judas Shmuel discovers that without the traitor Judas Iscariot there would be no Christianity Jesus and his apostles were all Jews Without the crucifixion there would have been no rift in beliefs Needing to ponder this theory further Shmuel has left his thesis unfinished and has taken a job as evening companion to learned old Gershom Wald in exchange for room and board The old man spends his days arguing vociferously with friends and enemies and is a strong supporter of David ben Gurion s Zionism Wald s daughter in law Aitalia holds an opposite and radical view that reflects her own father Shealtiel Abravanel s opinion that the concept of nation states and ownership of land and resources is a faulty one Aitalia s father was one of those people who believe that every conflict is merely a misunderstanding a spot of family counseling and handful of group therapy a drop or two of goodwill and at once we shall all be brothers in heart and soul and the conflict will disappear He was one of those people convinced that all that is reuired to resolve a conflict is for both parties to get to know each other and immediately they will start to like each otherThe novel is a multi layered examination of the idea of traitor and whether or not it is in fact an enlightened state which really ought to be seen as a badge of honor Anyone willing to change Shmuel said will always be considered a traitor by those who cannot change and are scared to death of change and don t understand it and loathe changeShmuel added in a hushed voice as though afraid that strangers might hear After all the kiss of Judas the most famous kiss in history was surely not a traitor s kissBut old man Wald reminds us that it is the name Judas which has become a synonym for betrayal and perhaps also a synonym for Jew Millions of simple Christians think that every single Jew is infected with the virus of treacherySo long as each Christian baby learns with its mother s milk that God killers still tread the earth or the offspring of God killers we Jews shall know no restIn a review for Riad Sattouf s graphic memoir Arab of the Future I d expressed some concern that Arab schoolchildren in the Middle East were learning religious hatreds early never considering that North American Christians were of course learning religious hatreds at the same ageOz makes no secret of his own opinions in interviews but in this work he makes us puzzle it all out He gives us the old conundrums in new ways making us want to take them up again for examination We uestion everything from the ground up This work reminds me why I love literature Oz is able to layer complex motivations onto history and take a stab at trying to explain what man is and what we should expect of himThe translation of this work into English by Nicholas de Lange from the Hebrew is especially easy to enjoy The Blackstone audio production is excellent the work narrated on ten discs 11 hours by Jonathan Davis The hardcover published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is useful to return to some ideas Though the novel is not difficult to read the ideas challenge readers and may reuire a second or third look to tie the threads together This is great stuff Oz is seventy seven years old He should be proud of himself and we should be grateful

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O de la expulsión de sus predecesores En la aparente rutina ue se crea en la casa el tímido Shmuel siente una progresiva agitación causada en parte por el deseo y la curiosidad ue Atalia le provoca También retoma su investigación sobre la imagen de Jesús para los judíos y la misteriosa y maldita figura de Judas Iscariote la supuesta encarnación de la traición y la mezuindad va absorbiéndole sin remedi How deep the silence is Atalia said You can almost hear the stones breathing Amos Oz JudasMy friend Spenky has said I prefer writing over plot Spenky would love Amos Oz s Judas The writing is beautiful This is the first work of Oz s I have read Judas was probably not the best place to start my journey with Oz but I had heard so much about this book I wanted to read it Judas is set in Jerusalem at the end of 1959 Israel is a country rife with hostility mired in the pain of the past and unsure of her future However in one old rundown house the focus is solely on the past both recent and ancient as a young man tries to make sense of how those who believe the most are often those who are loved the least Oz s focus here is on whom what is a traitor Considering how often Oz has been labeled a traitor it should hardly surprise anyone that he is fixated by the term s loaded implications Oz places his examination of treason center stage focusing on nationalism and the devastating affect it can have on a people Judas is a difficult read calling upon the reader to be actively engaged all at times while inhabiting the world Oz has created If you are looking for a relaxing read Judas is not for you The storytelling is well plotted and characters expertly drawn The story s present set in the brutal Jerusalem winter of 1959 1960 the past is set in both the Israel of 1947 1948 and during Jesus ministry Oz wisely leaves it up to the reader to draw their own conclusions about Jesus and his relationship with the Jews The most fascinating sections of the book deals with Judas his relationship with Jesus This leads to a startling conclusion which mesmerizes the reader This gospel is told by none other than Judas It should be noted that the original title in Hebrew of Oz s book translates to The Gospel According to Judas Oz s work in Chapter 47 will stay with me for uite some time Was Judas both the first and last Christian It s an interesting argument Oz s portrayal of Judas may be the most humane and sympathetic you ever encounter23 s of Judas are a character study of Shmuel Oz focuses on the uirks of this out of shape man the messy beard and clumsy demeanor that overshadow his kind intelligent soul His search for solitude after his relationship break up is successful and he uses his time to clear his mind through hours spent in his attic room or wandering the streets of post independence Jerusalem Once he s recovered somewhat he turns his mental energies back to his studies of Jewish views on Jesus it is here that Oz unleashes the full of writing talents and Judas turns towards the subject of its titleShmuel s world revolves around Atalia and Gershom for most of the novel They are two broken individuals Inhabiting this world is destroying Shmuel although neither he nor the reader realizes this until the end of the novel Shmuel is infatuated with the widow Atalia despite Gershom s warnings It is she who holds the most sway over Shmuel and he gradually gives himself over to her Despite feeling sympathy for both Shmuel and Atalia neither is very likeable We clearly see the faults and shortcomings of these two and yet Judas does succeed as a love story albeit a very unconventional sort of love story Oz s language is poetic as he effortlessly transports us from 1959 Israel to the Israel of 1947 and ancient Jerusalem and back again Judas was spellbinding By the time I closed the cover I had come to realize that there are many forms of betrayal and a traitor is not always a traitor