A chance encounter at LAX introduces Maghen to a trio of Hare Krishna missionaries who turn out to be Israeli émigrés. They insist that Judaism is archaic, irrational, immoral and just downright stupid; that affiliating with the Jewish people in our modern, globalizing day and age is pointless and passé. Their adamant universalism and everything is everything rejection of their Jewish identity put the author in mind of John Lennon's iconic lyrics, Imagine there s no countries...and no religion too.
John Lennon and the Jews is Ze'ev Maghen's confrontation with Lennon's vision of one-worldism and other in vogue beliefs that threaten Jewish continuity today. This audacious, entertaining Magical Mystery Tour of the mind and heart brings together the profound and the preposterous, using a bold, irreverent tone to address highly serious issues affecting society today. By incorporating logical arguments, humorous stories and pop culture references, Maghen presents a rational, thought-provoking argument in favor of preferential love, cross-cultural understanding, and Jewish tradition.
This work what The Jerusalem Post likens to a dazzling intellectual amusement park is a journey through centuries, countries, sitcoms, and ideas that will leave no thinking, feeling person unaffected.