Turning and Wandering

The Journey from Death to Life at Nes Ammim
  • Kathleen J. Rusnak
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Abstract

Imagine that you have joined a group of Christians for a tour of Israel. Your guide tells you about an international ecumenical Christian settlement in the Galilee called Nes Ammim, which means ‘a sign to the nations’, from Isaiah 11:10. Founded in 1963, it is a community with a post-Holocaust Christian outlook towards Jews and the State of Israel. Your group decides to visit. When you arrive at Nes Ammim your guide arranges for you to receive a lecture about Nes Ammim and a tour of the village.

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Burning Europe Assure Smoke Egypt 

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