By Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi,Sandra Shurin
“This is a deeply moving... tale of a life... Mrs. Ben-Zvi, spouse of Israel’s moment president, describes not just Manya’s growth... and her amazing creativity in beginning the kibbutz flow, yet her love affair with Yisrael Shochat, a charmer with a roving eye, whose infidelities drove her to try suicide... Manya Shochat lived her outstanding lifestyles with energy and idealism, with a natural imaginative and prescient of an international within which every body, particularly Jews and Arabs... could someday reside jointly in peace and brotherhood... Biography resides background. it truly is becoming that the tale of Manya Shochat, one of many founding moms of Israel, will be instructed via her pal, Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi, herself a founding mother.” — Ruth Gruber, writer of Raquela: a girl of Israel, Haven and Rescue: The Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews
“The historical past of Eretz Israel throughout the moment aliyah doesn't lack riveting personalities, however it will be no exaggeration to claim that Manya Shochat used to be amazing even between these.” — Yediot Achronot
“... a big and interesting book... a rare woman... owning huge, immense internal power. either idealistic and pragmatic, she had a imaginative and prescient of Israel as a simply society that respects all members, a imaginative and prescient that are supposed to function suggestion today.” — Judith A. Sokoloff, Editor, Na’Amat Woman
“Yanait’s ebook is a real and well-documented testimony which broadens our wisdom via helping documents... and during a variety of legends which offer us a brand new dimension... it really is attention-grabbing to turn into reacquainted with these early settlers who have been both adept with pistols as with plows, with fountain pens as with balalaikas... Yanait’s ebook is a true... testimony which... provides us a brand new dimension.” —Haaretz
“Courageous and naive, difficult and nostalgic, Manya Shochat is the stuff of Zionist legend.” — Lesley Hazleton, writer of Israeli girls and Jerusalem, Jerusalem
“This is a booklet which... i like to recommend to Israeli feminists and to someone who has been plagued by the women’s liberation move in America...” — Maariv
“The writer doesn't cover the reality as to Manya’s marriage... to the contrary, her short reviews in this topic upload an enticingly human measurement to Manya’s heroic persona.” — Al Hamishmar
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Before Golda: Manya Shochat by Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi,Sandra Shurin