Advance praise for Home Lands

“A deeply moving and informative account of seven diverse cities, creating through its narrative a tapestry of Jewish life in the diaspora. Tye has an eye for detail as well as the larger underlying forces shaping and influencing the Jewish people.”
— Jehuda Reinharz, President of Brandeis University

“Larry Tye’s Home Lands is a jewel. His thorough research, style, and intimate journey through the diaspora are captivating. In spite of some setbacks in Jewish communities his general message is one of preservation and hope.”
— Kitty Dukakis

“Larry Tye’s Home Lands is an optimistic book about the Jewish people’s ability to meet the new challenges awaiting it in the twenty-first century. On the one hand, it is an emotional book that very skillfully describes the new profile of the Jewish diaspora. On the other hand, it suggests important new ideas and thoughts about the way to perpetuate the Jewish existence. Those of us for whom the future of the Jewish people is very dear will not and should not skip reading this book.”
— Yossi Beilin, Former Minister of Justice, Israel

“If you’re looking for good news about the Jewish future, check out Larry Tye’s Home Lands.
— Rabbi Harold Kushner

“This well-written personal report on seven major Jewish communities reflects the author’s passion for whatever is Jewish in today’s turbulent world.”
— Elie Wiesel

“Masterfully woven tapestry of contemporary Jewish life around the world…Highly readable and profoundly inspiring.”
— David A. Harris, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee

“[Tye] has drawn a portrait of creativity, vitality and promise, which is thought-provoking, exhilarating and exciting…It paints a picture which we need to see as we enter the new millennium. This is a book which may reorient your perspective. It will certainly stimulate your thinking and will suggest ideas for talks, sermons and classes. My guess is that you will want to recommend it to students, congregants.”
—David Gordis, President, Hebrew College