Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gush Katif Remembered
by: Schvach Yid

Shifra Shomron has sent me an e-mail about her book on her life in Neve Dekalim- Gush Katif and her experiences as an expellee, titled: GRAINS OF SAND: THE FALL OF NEVE DEKALIM.

Here’s more: GRAINS OF SAND: THE FALL OF NEVE DEKALIM is published by Mazo Publishers, copyright 2007, $16.95/ 69NIS per copy, 185 pages, ISBN 978-9657344194 and is available from, Barnes & Noble, Mazo Publishers, select Jerusalem book stores, and other book stores. Please visit my website for additional book information, book reviews (including The Jerusalem Post), interviews (including A7 radio and TV)...

There’s also a trailer, at:


Yosef said...

A good many Religious Zionist Rabbis pointed out in retrospect that the reason for the explusion, even if in an indirect way, was the lack of communication between settlers and the rest of the nation, the former being concerned with their affairs and enclosed, subconsciously mimicking the path of Charedim Orthodoxy. The latter, as a consequence, were indifferent to them.

This book is an attempt to bridge that wide gap, and at least from my standpoint it exceeds expectations. For, even if one does not agree, he at least understands, raising the dialogue from cheap slogans to intellectual discussion.

The pure faith expressed in the book brings to mind heroics and self-sacrifice that are to be found in the birth-pangs of the State, and indeed there is an attempt in the book to draw a parallel between the two. Whether you agree or not to the ideology, the question appears; will I go to such lengths for MY ideals?

As one who is acquainted with both book and author, I would definitely recommend this book to all. This review, though short, is admirable and it is to be hoped that in the future works as "Grains of Sand" will promote greater understanding between the different sections of the nation.

Schvach said...

Thanks for your input. Please feel free to more.

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