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Ode to Joy is a beautifully written book. On this occasion Shifra Horn one of Israel's most talented and classical writers has written a contemporary novel with the background of Jerusalem 2002 and the Palestinian intifada.

Ode to Joy is a beautifully written book. It is told from the perspective of an Israeli woman, Yael, who is traumatised by witnessing the suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem during the 2002 intifada. It is a sensitive story about Yael,an anthropologist, a doctoral student studying the mourning customs of the ultra orthodox,who as a result of a bus bombing,is thrown into contact with an ultra -orthodox man whose son and wife have been amongst the victims.

Shifra Horn (Hebrew: שפרה הורן‎) (born 1951) is an Israeli author. Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv. She lives in the Old Malcha neighbourhood of Jerusalem and in Auckland, New Zealand

Shifra Horn (Hebrew: שפרה הורן‎) (born 1951) is an Israeli author. She lives in the Old Malcha neighbourhood of Jerusalem and in Auckland, New Zealand. After majoring in Bible Studies and Archeology - BA (Hons)- at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she earned an MA in Bible Studies. Horn also studied mass communications and completed a teaching degree.

Horn worked as an educational officer for the World Union of Jewish Students, Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv. She lives in the Old Malcha neighbourhood of Jerusalem and in Auckland New Zealand.

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February 2006 : UK Paperback.

Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv. Upon her return to Jerusalem, she opened a public relations firm, and lectured on Japan and literary topics. Her books have been translated from Hebrew into English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Greek, Mandarin and Turkish.

Horn offers us in this book a deep examination, both sensitive and detailed of what we can call ‘the Israeli experience’. Ode to Joy is the best of Horn’s books. Haya Hoffman – Yediot Aharonot

Horn offers us in this book a deep examination, both sensitive and detailed of what we can call ‘the Israeli experience’. Haya Hoffman – Yediot Aharonot. Shifra Horn presents us with a trustworthy and authentic picture of contemporary Israeli society. Miri Paz – Galei Zahal Radio Station.

Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv Her books have been translated from Hebrew into English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Greek, Mandarin and Turkish. Horn worked as an educational officer for the World Union of Jewish Students, and helped to organize the airlift of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

Published by Piatkus Books. ISBN 10: 0749936355 ISBN 13: 9780749936358.

Following a terrorist explosion on a bus in Jerusalem, Yael, a married mother who narrowly escaped the attack, is haunted by the last image she recalls before the horror: a little blonde child waving to her from the window of the bus, and the sound of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, which was playing on her car radio. Yael's husband, Nachum, seems unable, or unwilling to understand what she has been through, and although her friends and colleagues are sympathetic, they cannot share her pain. Still traumatised, she feels compelled to seek out the blonde child's grieving father, the enigmatic and mysterious Avshalom. Drawn to him through their mutual suffering and fascinated by his unusual background, Yael begins to fall helplessly in love with him. Avashaiom too, cannot deny his own feelings, but his belief that the loss of his wife and child is divine punishment for past sins overshadows any glimmer of hope for their future.

Ode to Joy epub download

ISBN13: 978-0749935900

ISBN: 0749935901

Author: Shifra Horn

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Piatkus Books (June 30, 2005)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB size: 1103 kb

FB2 size: 1479 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 900

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Jorad
This was a strange read in a way. I started reading, and then I though, no, let's stop, but I couldn't. So I read some more, and then more. I can't say what pulled me in, but something did.

I think it was the realism of the story. There is nothing pretty about this book. It is every day life. No sex lust, taking car of her kid that wets his bed, arguing with her mother, doubting her love for her husband. Fantasizing about another man. Going on with life. A lot of small things that gave it that feeling that this could have happened.

Then there is the bigger part, the trauma. Yael is driving her car and waving to a kid. The next minute every thing is on fire and people are screaming. She comes out of it unharmed but her soul has shattered. None of her friends, or her husband understands why she keep on dwelling in the darkness. They want her to snap put of it, but the shock hit her hard and she keeps on thinking of that kid she waved at. Which leads to her finding the father and falling for him. A love that can never be.

There was no right or wrong in this book, I liked that. It stayed neutral in the way and if it brought something up it looked at it from both points of views. It is because she kind of caught in between it all, and gets called a leftist a lot. But I liked it because I wanted the story and not getting into something else, and yes I could pick my own battles in the book. But I will not bring that up here. Never talk about religion or politics.

I liked this book, but do not ask me why. The story had me reading, what would happen? Would she get better, and get over her fears. It is a strong book in a way, and I know that I would be to afraid to live where she did. It also deals with her thoughts about her dad who was a survivor.
Jorad
This was a strange read in a way. I started reading, and then I though, no, let's stop, but I couldn't. So I read some more, and then more. I can't say what pulled me in, but something did.

I think it was the realism of the story. There is nothing pretty about this book. It is every day life. No sex lust, taking car of her kid that wets his bed, arguing with her mother, doubting her love for her husband. Fantasizing about another man. Going on with life. A lot of small things that gave it that feeling that this could have happened.

Then there is the bigger part, the trauma. Yael is driving her car and waving to a kid. The next minute every thing is on fire and people are screaming. She comes out of it unharmed but her soul has shattered. None of her friends, or her husband understands why she keep on dwelling in the darkness. They want her to snap put of it, but the shock hit her hard and she keeps on thinking of that kid she waved at. Which leads to her finding the father and falling for him. A love that can never be.

There was no right or wrong in this book, I liked that. It stayed neutral in the way and if it brought something up it looked at it from both points of views. It is because she kind of caught in between it all, and gets called a leftist a lot. But I liked it because I wanted the story and not getting into something else, and yes I could pick my own battles in the book. But I will not bring that up here. Never talk about religion or politics.

I liked this book, but do not ask me why. The story had me reading, what would happen? Would she get better, and get over her fears. It is a strong book in a way, and I know that I would be to afraid to live where she did. It also deals with her thoughts about her dad who was a survivor.
EROROHALO
Yael Maggid, a young married mother who works at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has recently experienced the passing of her father, a Greek-born holocaust survivor and is doing research on the culture of the ultra-orthodox Haredi communities.
Driving to work one day she is distracted by a game of peekaboo with a beautiful blonde child at the back of a bus, while listening to Beethoven's Ode to Joy on the radio.
Moments later the bus, filled with children, is destroyed in a horrific terrorist homicide bombing.
This trauma put's Yael's life into turmoil, and is not helped by the lack of sympathy by her husband Nachum.
She meets Avshalom, who has lost his small son and wife in the massacre.
She believes that her love for Avshalom may help excise the ghosts haunting her, while she struggles to raise her little son Yoavi and sort out her problems with her husband and her relations with her friends and colleagues.
The book tells us about Yael's life and background, about her childhood about her marriage and motherhood, friends and colleagues.
Just before the birth of her son, she attended a rally of the far-left Women in Black movement, and a women cursed Yael that she would lose her son in a terror attack the same way that she lost her own son.
She believes that marrying Avashalom will excise the curse, because his loss was in place of that that she would have suffered as a result of the curse.
This is a story of how terror and conflict affects the lives of ordinary Israelis and a story of pain and loss, of love, struggle and hope.
It takes a look of the lives and struggles of people in Israel, of families, women and children, as well as those commonly experienced by people the world over.
EROROHALO
Yael Maggid, a young married mother who works at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has recently experienced the passing of her father, a Greek-born holocaust survivor and is doing research on the culture of the ultra-orthodox Haredi communities.
Driving to work one day she is distracted by a game of peekaboo with a beautiful blonde child at the back of a bus, while listening to Beethoven's Ode to Joy on the radio.
Moments later the bus, filled with children, is destroyed in a horrific terrorist homicide bombing.
This trauma put's Yael's life into turmoil, and is not helped by the lack of sympathy by her husband Nachum.
She meets Avshalom, who has lost his small son and wife in the massacre.
She believes that her love for Avshalom may help excise the ghosts haunting her, while she struggles to raise her little son Yoavi and sort out her problems with her husband and her relations with her friends and colleagues.
The book tells us about Yael's life and background, about her childhood about her marriage and motherhood, friends and colleagues.
Just before the birth of her son, she attended a rally of the far-left Women in Black movement, and a women cursed Yael that she would lose her son in a terror attack the same way that she lost her own son.
She believes that marrying Avashalom will excise the curse, because his loss was in place of that that she would have suffered as a result of the curse.
This is a story of how terror and conflict affects the lives of ordinary Israelis and a story of pain and loss, of love, struggle and hope.
It takes a look of the lives and struggles of people in Israel, of families, women and children, as well as those commonly experienced by people the world over.
Vizil
Ode to Joy is a beautifully written book. It is told from the perspective of an Israeli woman, Yael, who is traumatised by witnessing the suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem during the 2002 intifada. The book examines her emotions and her relationship with her insensitive husband and her child, family, friends and colleagues as she tries to come to terms with this shocking event.

The book moves at a gentle pace, but the description within it is of such a depth that it is worth taking in every word. This is translated from the original Hebrew version, and is extremely well translated so that the reader is not aware that they are not reading the original version. The conflict overshadows the lives of people living in Jerusalem, but the book does not attempt to take sides and different characters have completely different perspectives on the rights and wrongs.

This will not appeal to all readers, but the standard of writing is such that this is a book which is worthy of literary awards.
Vizil
Ode to Joy is a beautifully written book. It is told from the perspective of an Israeli woman, Yael, who is traumatised by witnessing the suicide bombing of a bus in Jerusalem during the 2002 intifada. The book examines her emotions and her relationship with her insensitive husband and her child, family, friends and colleagues as she tries to come to terms with this shocking event.

The book moves at a gentle pace, but the description within it is of such a depth that it is worth taking in every word. This is translated from the original Hebrew version, and is extremely well translated so that the reader is not aware that they are not reading the original version. The conflict overshadows the lives of people living in Jerusalem, but the book does not attempt to take sides and different characters have completely different perspectives on the rights and wrongs.

This will not appeal to all readers, but the standard of writing is such that this is a book which is worthy of literary awards.
Dorilune
On this occasion Shifra Horn one of Israel's most talented and classical writers has written a contemporary novel with the background of Jerusalem 2002 and the Palestinian intifada.

It is a sensitive story about Yael,an anthropologist, a doctoral student studying the mourning customs of the ultra orthodox,who as a result of a bus bombing ,is thrown into contact with an ultra -orthodox man whose son and wife have been amongst the victims.

As we have come to expect from Horn this novel is beautifully written- it is rich in description and the characters complex and believable.There is enough emotion, drama, love and betrayal- all drawn with vitality and color-to ensure the story is never less than compelling.

This is Horn's best and most important novel-readers who enjoyed 'Four Mothers' and her other works of fiction ,will find 'Ode to Joy' more difficult but very rewarding.This is a wonderful addition to her growing list of authentic and outstanding novels.

Horn has rightfully earned her place as one of Israel's leading serious writers and I can thoroughly recommend 'Ode to Joy'
Dorilune
On this occasion Shifra Horn one of Israel's most talented and classical writers has written a contemporary novel with the background of Jerusalem 2002 and the Palestinian intifada.

It is a sensitive story about Yael,an anthropologist, a doctoral student studying the mourning customs of the ultra orthodox,who as a result of a bus bombing ,is thrown into contact with an ultra -orthodox man whose son and wife have been amongst the victims.

As we have come to expect from Horn this novel is beautifully written- it is rich in description and the characters complex and believable.There is enough emotion, drama, love and betrayal- all drawn with vitality and color-to ensure the story is never less than compelling.

This is Horn's best and most important novel-readers who enjoyed 'Four Mothers' and her other works of fiction ,will find 'Ode to Joy' more difficult but very rewarding.This is a wonderful addition to her growing list of authentic and outstanding novels.

Horn has rightfully earned her place as one of Israel's leading serious writers and I can thoroughly recommend 'Ode to Joy'