Elias Chacour was the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek . Chacour is the author of two best selling books, Blood Brothers and We Belong to the Land. Blood Brothers covers his childhood growing up in. Elias Chacour enjoyed a simple childhood in Biram, a small village in Galilee. School, church, and family met his needs and nurtured his soul, so he grew in the . Elias Chacourt is a Melkite Catholic priest and a Palestinian. Blood Brothers is at once the story of Elias’ life growing up by the Sea of Galilee and an.

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His childhood was one of the roughest childhoods you could have.

The co-educational Mar Elias Educational Institutions enroll 2, students from age 3 through 18, including MuslimsChristiansand Druze.

So that they can really get a picture of what it is like over there. Now we get rid of the gun. It doesn’t feel right to sit and nitpick a book that tells a very personal story with incredibly deep emotions running through it, but I do admit to feeling disappointed by it. What is so striking to me is the absence of a balanced view of the Israeli Palestinian conflict in what we Americans have been told over the last several decades by our government and the press.

The men of Galilee are able to help him with a saying. Hearing about how Arabs were forced out of their homeland was an eye-opener. That we show mercy when others cannot repay us, just as Jesus has done and continually does for us. This book is the first book to use true life accounts about the middle east and about the birth of modern day israel. But violence increased and inthe protests were finally crushed.


Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

Elias, seeing the lack of educational opportunities for Arab youth beyond the 8th grade, set about creating a school open to all local children, regardless of religious affiliation. His father taught him two things: I myself am disgusted and feel betrayed by my own culture that has left the Palestinian story so untold.

I opened brothegs book for the first time about a month before I wr I had to read this book for elizs class, therefore I thought this is going to be a boring book. I know you know.

Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour

But early intheir idyllic lifestyle was swept away as tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps. The book Blood Brothers was a well written and insightful book. He studied theology at St. As a result, quotes might not be exact. It doesn’t feel r The content of the book and the details about Chacour’s life are fascinating, but the actual writing of the book is just not that great. He describes himself as a “Palestinian-Arab-Christian-Israeli”.

Blood Brothers is Elias Chacour’s own personal story, throughout which he bares his soul chapter by chapter in reflecting on what it was like to be a young boy caught up in the war ofwith the aftermath of dispossession and persecution.

I don’t want ongoing. This section contains words approx. The reason I read fiction is that it is the condensed idea an author came up with and therefore is chalk full of new and interesting ideas. It helped me understand why Israel and Palestine had such a strong hate for each other.

It was jarring to read this. Aug 13, Bryce rated it it was amazing. Before reading this book I thought I had quite a balanced view on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Elias Chacour

I learned a lot about the history of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict from this book, as well as being encouraged through the example of a modern day saint.

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He was welcomed into the world with a loving family who believed in Jesus Christ. I have always disliked nonfiction books and whenever I had to read one for a class it was a labor.

They get the job hcacour alas the pay is not elisa to sustain the family so Elias is sent to an orphanage in the hope that he will be able to have a better life. I often found myself zoning out and forcing myself to reread a page that my brain let slip through. It has always been my experience in the past that i do not enjoy nonfiction and that is definitely still true.

Contents An Urgent Word Before. He offers you a gripping, true-life account of what really happened at the birth of modern Israel.

Blood Brothers Summary & Study Guide

Blood Brothers begins when Fr. Copyrights Blood Brothers from BookRags. Let’s stop the polarized conversations. I felt helpless, and still ill equipped to move forward in terms of declaring myself pro- Palestine or pro- Israel.

Noted for his efforts to promote reconciliation between Arabs and Jewshe is brrothers author of two books about the experience of Palestinian people living in present-day Israel. Account Options Sign in.