This book, one of the best that I've read this year, captured me on page one; it is simultaneously moving and thought-provoking, providing a different perspective on the IDF or any army aiming toward ethical values while protecting its citizens, but I will let our customer tell you about it:
This is a compelling book that leaves you with many emotions and philosophical questions to ponder. Victorious, by Yishai Sarid, is an extremely powerful novel about a middle-aged Israeli psychologist who has spent her life studying, teaching, and treating soldiers to feel comfortable killing. Told through her personal story of how she faces her own life, this novel forces you to look at the culture of war and the connections between power, love, and vulnerability.
Widely hailed as one of the best cookbooks of the past 12 months for its clever fusion of flavours and combination of ingredients, the recipes are helpfully divided into quick and long preparation and cooking times. My personal favourites are Piri Piri Tofu with Crispy Orzo, and Chiles Rellenos with Salsa Roja Risotto. Prepare to wow everyone you know!
Polak returns with what may be one of her best books yet: a story that reminds children that kindness and perseverance are two of the most important qualities a human being can possess. Tali's grandmother hosts Tali in her apartment after a storm demolishes Tali's house, telling her granddaughter of her Holocaust survival, including details about a brass monkey charm, her talisman, thus putting this temporary setback into perspective. In a note, Polak explains how the book was inspired by her mother’s actual experience at Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp. Ages 5 to 9.
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