By Zev Chafets
Over the process a unprecedented yr, Zev Chafets—former big apple day-by-day information columnist and onetime director of the Israeli executive press office—traveled the area to discover the unbelievable confluence of Jews and evangelicals. He spent caliber time with Jerry Falwell, visited Jewish cadets at West element, attended the world's greatest Christian retail convey, launched into a street journey with the rabbi with the biggest gentile following because Jesus, journeyed to the Holy Land with a band of repentant Christian pilgrims, and broke bread with George W. Bush and fellow Jewish Republicans. A fit Made in Heaven is the penetrating, attractive, and infrequently hilarious narrative of Chafets's decided quest to get to the basis of a truly severe query: Why do evangelicals aid Israel so strongly? equivalent components heritage, comedy, travelogue, and political tract, it's a clever and adventurous odyssey alongside a swiftly altering spiritual and political border.
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