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Watzman, Haim

Works: 69 works in 299 publications in 1 language and 20,515 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biographies  Anecdotes  Academic theses 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, 730, Contributor
Classifications: CB113.H4, 909
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Haim Watzman
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind by Yuval N Harari( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas .Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem"--
Next year I will know more : literacy and identity among young Orthodox women in Israel by Tamar El-Or( )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the practice of intensive Judaic studies among young women in Israel's religious Zionist Community
Land and desire in early Zionism by Boaz Neumann( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative look at the centrality of desire for ""the Land"" among early settlers in pre-state Israel
The rise of the individual in 1950s Israel : a challenge to collectivism by Orit Rozin( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative history of Israeli society in the 1950s that demonstrates how a voluntarist collectivism gave way to an individualist ethos
The saints' impresarios : dreamers, healers, and holy men in Israel's urban periphery by Yoram Bilu( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astonishing revival of saint worship in contemporary Israel was ignited by Moroccan Jews, who had immigrated to the new country in the 1950s and 1960s. The Saints' Impresarios charts the vicissitudes of four new domestic shrines, each established by Moroccan-born men and women in a peripheral development town, following an exciting revelation involving a saintly figure. Each of the case studies discussing the life stories of the "saint impresarios" elaborates on a distinctive theme: dreams as psychocultural triggers for revelation; family and community responses to the initiative; female saint impresarios as healers; and the alleviation of life crises through the saint's idiom. The initiatives are evaluated against the historical background of Jews in Morocco and the sociopolitical and cultural changes in present-day Israeli society. The original Hebrew edition garnered the coveted Bahat Prize (Haifa University Press) for best academic book in 2006. For readers interested in Israel and Jewish Studies, folk religion and mysticism, cultural and psychological anthropology, and Moroccan Jews
Freud in Zion : psychoanalysis and the making of modern Jewish identity by Eran J Rolnik( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud in Zion tells the story of psychoanalysis coming to Jewish Palestine/Israel. In this ground-breaking study psychoanalyst and historian Eran Rolnik explores the encounter between psychoanalysis, Judaism, Modern Hebrew culture and the Zionist revolution in a unique political and cultural context of war, immigration, ethnic tensions, colonial rule and nation building. Based on hundreds of hitherto unpublished documents, including many unpublished letters by Freud, this book integrates intellectual and social history to offer a moving and persuasive account of how psychoanalysis permeated pop
One Palestine, complete : Jews and Arabs under the Mandate by Tom Segev( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Segev explores the dramatic period before the creation of the state of Israel, when Britain ruled over "one Palestine, complete" (as noted in the receipt signed by the High Commissioner) and when its promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day. Drawing on untapped archival materials, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation and puts forward a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, as commonly thought, consistently favored the Zionist position, and did so out of the mistaken -- and anti-Semitic -- belief that Jews turned the wheels of history
The seventh million : the Israelis and the Holocaust by Tom Segev( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial and powerful work, this monumental history is the first to show the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, and politics of Israel. Drawing on thousands of pages of newly declassified documents, as well as on diaries and interviews, journalist-historian Tom Segev tells the dramatic story of how the yishuv - the Jewish community of pre-Israel Palestine - confronted the rise of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and how Israeli society has dealt with the consequences since. With unflinching honesty, Segev examines the most sensitive and heretofore closed chapters of his country's history: the Zionists' problematic response to the Holocaust while it was happening; the new Jewish state's disturbing reception of Holocaust refugees, who found themselves despised by a society devoted to heroism and the "new man"; the revenge schemes against former Nazis, including a plot to poison the water systems of major German cities; the secret negotiations between Germany and Israel over reparations payments; and much more. As Segev masterfully traces the nation's struggles with this past - struggles fraught with emotion and saturated with politics - he also reveals how this charged legacy has at critical moments (the Exodus affair, the Eichmann trial, the Six-Day War, the case of John Demjanjuk) been molded and manipulated in accordance with the ideological requirements of the state. A vast hidden history, full of engrossing portraits of the major personalities - BenGurion, Begin, Nahum Goldmann - and rich with the details of everyday life, The Seventh Million shows the common goals and conflicting needs of which history is made, and how the bitter events of decades past continue to shape the experience not just of individuals but of a nation
Sleeping on a wire : conversations with Palestinians in Israel by David Grossman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yellow Wind, David Grossman's firsthand inquiry into the predicament of the Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza, was an international sensation in 1987; Nadine Gordimer called it "a revelation of the Israeli-Arab tragedy ... a work by a writer of passionate self-honesty, unafraid to ask terrible questions." Now, in Sleeping on a Wire, Grossman brings into the open the perilous balancing act of the "Arabs of '48," those Palestinians who live as citizens within Israel's borders. Fully eighteen percent of Israelis are Arab; indeed, some areas of the Galilee and the south are almost entirely populated by Arabs. The intifadah has given these individuals a renewed awareness of their identity as Palestinians, yet their acquiescence in Israel's sovereignty sets them apart from their cousins over the Green Line
Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929 by Hillel Cohen( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late summer 1929, a countrywide outbreak of Arab-Jewish-British violence transformed the political landscape of Palestine forever. In contrast with those who point to the wars of 1948 and 1967, the author marks these bloody events as year zero of the Arab-Israeli conflict that persists today.--Publisher's description
Lives in common : Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron by Menachem Klein( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most books dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein offers an illuminating alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, of three cities-Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Hebron-and their intermingled Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants, from the nineteenth century to the present. Each of them was and still is a mixed city. Jerusalem and Hebron are holy places, while Jaffa till 1948 was Palestine's principal city and main port of entry. Klein portrays a society in the late Ottoman period in which Jewish-Arab interactions were intense, frequent, and meaningful, before the onset of segregation and separation gradually occurred in the Mandate era. The unequal power relations and increasing violence between Jews and Arabs from 1948 onwards are also scrutinised. Throughout, Klein bases his writing not on the official record but rather on a hitherto hidden private world of Jewish-Arab encounters, including marriages and squabbles, kindnesses and cruelties, as set out in dozens of memoirs, diaries, biographies and testimonies. Lives in Common brings together the voices of Jews and Arabs in a mosaic of fascinating stories, of lived experiences and of the major personalities that shaped them over the last 150 years
Death as a way of life : Israel ten years after Oslo by David Grossman( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of essays from the Israeli author exploring both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an attempt of understand the breakdown of the peace process begun in Oslo by Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat
Girls of liberty : the struggle for suffrage in Mandatory Palestine by Margalit Shilo( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the story of the struggle for women's right to vote in Mandatory Palestine. Includes portraits of individual leaders and discusses the Zionist roots of feminism and nationalism, the views of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sector, and comparative information on contemporary suffrage movements elsewhere in the world"--
Hitler's bureaucrats : the Nazi security police and the banality of evil by Yaacov Lozowick( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Contents -- Preface to the English Edition -- Archival Sources -- Tables and Charts of SS Organization -- Introduction -- 1 From Theory to Practice: 1933-8 -- 2 Documents in the Bureaucratic System -- 3 Toward the Final Solution -- 4 Executing the Final Solution in Germany -- 5 Holland -- 6 France -- 7 Hungary -- 8 Conclusion: Listening to the Screams -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Z
A state at any cost : the life of David Ben-Gurion by Tom Segev( Book )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive and newsworthy biography of Israel's founder and longest-serving prime minister
A crack in the earth : a journey up Israel's Rift Valley by Haim Watzman( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Rift Valley, which runs some three thousand miles from Syria to Mozambique, is one of the earth's most extraordinary geological features. The result of Syria's split from the African continent fifteen million years ago, this great "crack in the earth" crosses Jordan, Syria, Israel, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya. In 2004, Israeli journalist Haim Watzman set out to explore the northern part of the Rift Valley, where he had lived for nearly two and a half decades. He interviewed a number of scientific experts: a zoologist fascinated by the behavioral patterns of indigenous birds; an archaeologist trying to re-create the standing stone formations left to us by ancient cultures; a geologist speculating on the valley's origins. Watzman raises provocative questions about the nature of this massive feature in the earth's crust: where it comes from, how it has developed, and how human civilization has fared on its shores. "Humankind has overlaid the geology not just with cities, dams, fields, and roads," he writes, "but also with history and biography and meanings."
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind by Yuval N Harari( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future
The man who fell into a puddle : Israeli lives by Igal Sarna( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of Israel's leading investigative journalists comes a piercingly honest portrait of people who try to hold onto their past and their sanity. Sarna lets their unexpected and harrowing tales speak for themselves, carefully weaving individual voices into a narrative of shattering power
A possible peace between Israel and Palestine : an insider's account of the Geneva initiative by Menachem Klein( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2003, after two years of negotiation, a group of prominent Israelis and Palestinians signed a model peace treaty. The document, popularly called the Geneva Initiative, contained detailed provisions resolving all outstanding issues between Israel and the Palestinian people, including drawing a border between Israel and Palestine, dividing Jerusalem, and determining the status of Palestinian refugees. The negotiators presented this citizens' initiative to the Israeli and Palestinian peoples and urged them to accept it. Although the Geneva Initiative was not endorsed by the governments of either side, it has become a fundamental term of reference for solving the Middle East conflict." "In this account, Menachem Klein explains how and why these groups were able to achieve agreement. He addresses the formation of the Israeli and Palestinian teams, how they managed their negotiations, and their communications with both governments. He also discusses the role of third-party facilitators and the strategy behind marketing the Geneva Initiative to the public."--Jacket
A home for all Jews : citizenship, rights, and national identity in the new Israeli state by Orit Rozin( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through an examination of civil rights campaigns -- including debates over the right to travel abroad, the right to equality (for women), the right to childhood, and the right to be heard -- shows how government, the press, and the citizenry created a modern nation and viable democracy in 1950s Israel"--
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Land and desire in early Zionism
Land and desire in early ZionismThe saints' impresarios : dreamers, healers, and holy men in Israel's urban peripheryOne Palestine, complete : Jews and Arabs under the MandateThe seventh million : the Israelis and the HolocaustSleeping on a wire : conversations with Palestinians in IsraelDeath as a way of life : Israel ten years after OsloHitler's bureaucrats : the Nazi security police and the banality of evilA crack in the earth : a journey up Israel's Rift Valley
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Haim Watzman American writer

Haim Watzman écrivain américain

Haim Watzman escriptor estatunidenc

Haim Watzman escritor estadounidense

Haim Watzman scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Haim Watzman scrittore statunitense

Haim Watzman shkrimtar amerikan

Haim Watzman traductor israelín

Haim Watzman yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Watzman, Chaim

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