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by Ilan Benjamin


His first book, Masa: Stories of a Lone Soldier chronicles his stories and experiences. Ilan Benjamin is a talented writer, and his debut book does not disappoint.

His first book, Masa: Stories of a Lone Soldier chronicles his stories and experiences. He currently studies Screen Writing at the University of Southern California.

Ilan Benjamin is raising funds for Masa: Stories of a Lone Soldier - Debut Book on Kickstarter! A collection of short fiction chronicling an American teenager's journey as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. A collection of short fiction chronicling an American teenager's journey as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.

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Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature. One morning, an ordinary American teenager woke up, reported to induction offices and enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces. A month later, he stood in the middle of the Negev Desert in an olive green uniform with a vest upon his shoulders and a rifle strapped to his chest.

Stories by Israeli lone soldier: stranger in familiar land. Benjamin read from Masa in a book launch last month at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley

Stories by Israeli lone soldier: stranger in familiar land. Benjamin read from Masa in a book launch last month at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley. Sitting in a nearby café, the energetic Benjamin, who was born in Oakland and grew up in Moraga, describes how he knew from age 10 he wanted both to defend Israel and become a writer. His father, Efi Lubliner, is Israeli, and his mother, Shira, teaches education in the East Bay. Benjamin says he grew up seeing himself as Israeli and believed that if young Israelis were required to serve in the army, an American with strong ties to the country should serve, as well.

The story of Exodus 1947 demonstrates the determination, and fortitude of the Jews. One of the many deficits a Lone Soldier faces after moving to Israel, in comparison to their Israeli counterpart, is the chance to visit Poland

The story of Exodus 1947 demonstrates the determination, and fortitude of the Jews. Our history of persecution and suffering is what created the mindset of being strong and that a threat to Israel is a threat to Jewish existence. For thousands of years Jews survived, now that we have a land to call home we also have a purpose, to protect our home. One of the many deficits a Lone Soldier faces after moving to Israel, in comparison to their Israeli counterpart, is the chance to visit Poland. No Holocaust museum or memorial can equate to the experience of being in Poland, where it all happened.

The Story of a Soldier" ("La Storia Di un Soldato" in Italian) is a song from Sergio Leone's 1966 Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Like the rest of the film's score, it was composed by Ennio Morricone, and it is the only song in the score accompanied by lyrics written by Tommie Connor.

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In the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), a lone soldier (Hebrew: חַיָּל בּוֹדֵד, Ḥayal Boded) is defined as a serviceman or woman without immediate family in Israel. Lone soldiers serve in regular units and receive various forms of support from the IDF, Israeli government ministries and other organizations. Their exact number fluctuates over time, but is consistently in the thousands; the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported in April 2012, that there were an "estimated 5,000"

One morning, an ordinary American teenager woke up, reported to induction offices and enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces. A month later, he stood in the middle of the Negev Desert in an olive green uniform with a vest upon his shoulders and a rifle strapped to his chest. He now had a stake in the most ancient war ever waged. But for all its significance, he found himself as no more than a foot soldier caught between politics and the realities of the front line. Without family, without a childhood home, he was called “Lone Soldier”. These are his stories.

Masa: Stories of a Lone Soldier epub download

ISBN13: 978-0988435506

ISBN: 0988435500

Author: Ilan Benjamin

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Meises Books (December 6, 2012)

Pages: 220 pages

ePUB size: 1197 kb

FB2 size: 1837 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 930

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HeonIc
I hated this book absolutely horrible! I was hoping for a book about the stories of Lone Soldiers, but instead I get a bunch of nonsense stories poorly written.
HeonIc
I hated this book absolutely horrible! I was hoping for a book about the stories of Lone Soldiers, but instead I get a bunch of nonsense stories poorly written.
SlingFire
Not what I expected but I found myself being drawn into these stories was a good read none the less
SlingFire
Not what I expected but I found myself being drawn into these stories was a good read none the less
Xellerlu
First, Let me ask you 3 questions:

Do you want your world rocked by a single book?
Do you want to be able to feel as though you are part of the story?
Do you want to finish a book and be like "hot-damn! when is the sequel?"

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions than this book is perfect for you. No matter if you are a gun-loving warhawk or a hippy POS, this book will literally bring you right in the middle of what it's like to be a soldier in the Israeli military. Masa takes the reader through the journey, beginning to end, of indoctrination to life after for an American joining the IDF.

Yes the book is fiction, but guess what, did you know the word non-fiction has "fiction" in it? So this basically could be classified as a true story. Plus I heard lots of famous people have read this too.

Buy this ASAP. A Must Read.
Xellerlu
First, Let me ask you 3 questions:

Do you want your world rocked by a single book?
Do you want to be able to feel as though you are part of the story?
Do you want to finish a book and be like "hot-damn! when is the sequel?"

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions than this book is perfect for you. No matter if you are a gun-loving warhawk or a hippy POS, this book will literally bring you right in the middle of what it's like to be a soldier in the Israeli military. Masa takes the reader through the journey, beginning to end, of indoctrination to life after for an American joining the IDF.

Yes the book is fiction, but guess what, did you know the word non-fiction has "fiction" in it? So this basically could be classified as a true story. Plus I heard lots of famous people have read this too.

Buy this ASAP. A Must Read.
Rageseeker
When I began Masa, I expected to follow the journey of an Israeli soldier as he endured the labors of his service. What surprised me, albeit pleasantly, was that I also got to follow Benjamin's journey as a writer. The first stories are entertaining word-for-word retellings of "fictional" events, but simple in purpose. As the book progresses, and Benjamin transitions from kibbutz life to deployment, his tales become more abstract and thought provoking.

In the book's second half, his characters grapple with issues of faith, maturation, and politics. What is more, Benjamin never offers a solution, leaving the reader to pass judgment on the characters and their actions. I found this refreshing, and I think it also reflects Benjamin's own uncertainties about what he has experienced. But despite the book's serious attributes, Benjamin includes an equal share of uplifting and chuckle-worthy material. Specifically, the frustrations of the character Yoav reminded me that life is absurd, and sometimes all you can do is laugh.

In short, Masa is a glimpse into the mind of a young man who has lived disparate lives: one of privilege and security, the other of thrall and hazard. This book is a captivating experiment to reconcile the two. I highly recommend it.
Rageseeker
When I began Masa, I expected to follow the journey of an Israeli soldier as he endured the labors of his service. What surprised me, albeit pleasantly, was that I also got to follow Benjamin's journey as a writer. The first stories are entertaining word-for-word retellings of "fictional" events, but simple in purpose. As the book progresses, and Benjamin transitions from kibbutz life to deployment, his tales become more abstract and thought provoking.

In the book's second half, his characters grapple with issues of faith, maturation, and politics. What is more, Benjamin never offers a solution, leaving the reader to pass judgment on the characters and their actions. I found this refreshing, and I think it also reflects Benjamin's own uncertainties about what he has experienced. But despite the book's serious attributes, Benjamin includes an equal share of uplifting and chuckle-worthy material. Specifically, the frustrations of the character Yoav reminded me that life is absurd, and sometimes all you can do is laugh.

In short, Masa is a glimpse into the mind of a young man who has lived disparate lives: one of privilege and security, the other of thrall and hazard. This book is a captivating experiment to reconcile the two. I highly recommend it.
Hystana
Buy this book! It's worthy every penny of your money. Ilan Benjamin is a talented writer, and his debut book does not disappoint.
Hystana
Buy this book! It's worthy every penny of your money. Ilan Benjamin is a talented writer, and his debut book does not disappoint.