An Ad in the Paper and Demons from the Past by Tali Nattiv-Ironi – Book Review

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An Ad in the Paper and Demons from the Past

BY: TALI NATTIV-IRONI

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A small, beckoning newspaper ad plunges Illana’s life into turmoil

Illana, an Israeli history teacher, answers a newspaper ad calling for volunteers to document Holocaust stories. Against all reason, she responds and is drawn into the greatest trial of her life. That small ad turns her ordered existence into a rollercoaster of demons rushing toward an abyss as the project overwhelms her. But perhaps those demons had always been there, waiting in a dark hidden cellar, along with the terrible secret planted in her soul as she lay in the womb, or even before she was conceived.

$950 Million in 40 Minutes by Meshulam Riklis – Book Review

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$950 Million in 40 Minutes

BY: MESHULAM RIKLIS

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What makes a world-class financial genius tick?

Enter the mind of a financial mastermind who started from scratch to build a world-wide business empire. Meshulam Riklis invites you on his amazing roller coaster ride to meteoric heights, providing valuable tips for life, for success, and for survival.

A billionaire shares his secrets

In his story, Riklis shares with you the business techniques that he perfected; “how a small fish eats a big fish,” his magic formula for mergers and acquisitions based on his thesis; “the effective use, or rather non-use, of cash in financial transactions,” and the unshakable beliefs that allowed him to found and run some of the most desired brand names in the world such as Elizabeth Arden, Faberge, Cartier, Carnival Cruise Lines, Playtex and the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Scent of an Undiscovered Writer by Callre – Book Review

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Scent of an Undiscovered Writer

BY: CALLRE

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This is the story of a guy who started life in an ordinary way … but adversity and hardships prepared him for an extraordinary destiny. A fickle-minded youth, without really meaning to, becomes a graphic designer. Despite having passion to execute something incredible, he loses his path and becomes confused about the next day. But if he has to make it large, he should start making meaningful choices that would instill dedication in him. He starts his journey laced with deep, heart-felt emotions, obstacles, enthusiasm and motivation.

Join him on an enthralling, entrancing and inspiring journey, encrypted with the meaning of life.

From Fear to Love: How Creativity Saved My Life and Will Change Yours For the Better by Annette Hadley – Book Review

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From Fear to Love: How Creativity Saved My Life and Will Change Yours For the Better

BY: ANNETTE HADLEY

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Does your soul thirst for beauty and healing?

Experience the transforming power of creativity and express the spiritual beauty already residing in your soul. Living, working, and traveling in over thirty countries in the past twelve years, the author found herself and her truth through immense personal pain and through the growth and creativity that it birthed.

You can learn how to tap into your own inner creativity as part of your healing journey

In this riveting book, Annette shares with you: a little bit about trauma and a lot about healing; how to use creative expression, both visual and written, as a powerful healer; the comforting nature of unconditional loving kindness; and the value of connecting to the child within.

The author’s amazing, soulful artwork will inspire you to create your own!

Encounter the vibrant energy of the author’s abstract photographs and paintings. You will learn how to draw your own mandalas and understand their messages, the “rules” of process painting, and how to set up your own home studio and manifest soul-connected fine art into your space.

The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life by Ada Aharoni – Book Review

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The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life

BY: ADA AHARONI

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This is a book about the remarkable life of Thea Woolf, the Head Nurse of the Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt, during World War II. It is about choosing one’s own road, about the power of human will and the love of mankind. Thea speaks from the heart; she is real and inspiring, strong and wise – an unforgettable role model who has been called “Sister Theresa of the Middle East.” This is not only an exciting and revealing personal account, but also a kaleidoscope of astonishing historical episodes from World War II, giving the reader a sense of having lived through those important events. Its narrative registers a strong protest against war and also instills in us the hope that it can one day be banished from our lives forever. This fascinating biography shows Muslim-Jewish harmony that gives hope for the future. Whoever knew that Muslim Egyptians helped Egyptian Jews save Jewish refugees from the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust during World War II? In this book, we discover how Thea Woolf initiated and led this heroic mission. The close collaboration depicted between Alexandrian Jews and Egyptians, and their vital cooperation in saving Jews from the Nazi Holocaust, is an important example of what the relationship between Israelis and Palestinians could be today. The amity with which Muslims and Jews lived in the recent past proffers the hope that it is possible to aspire to such a reality in the future.The Woman in White: An Extraordinary Life, also describes the wonderful Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, that saved the lives of many soldiers of the Allied army under Montgomery, fighting Rommel at El Alamein. This is an extraordinary book that should be read by all!

The Way Of Fate: A True Story From The Kindertransport by George Shefi – Book Review

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The Way of Fate: A True Story from the Kindertransport

BY: GEORGE SHEFI

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George Shefi’s entire world falls apart when he is only seven years old!

This book opens with the happy childhood of the author in Germany, where he was raised by a loving single mother, grandfather, and aunt. The Nazis came to power when he was two. After the horrors of Kristallnacht, six years later, his mother managed to send him to England with the Kindertransport, to save his life. He did not realize that waving goodbye would be the last time he would see his mother; she was murdered in Auschwitz.

Join him on his journey as a homeless child refugee via England, Canada, and America finally to his homeland

Shefi tells this amazing story with humor: his wanderings in England and journey to an uncle in America during World War II and his immigration to Israel in 1949. There he finally found his home, served in the navy, and established a loving family.

Be there when he discovers his own long lost father completely by chance!

The book describes his remarkable life and his family, especially the unbelievable sequence of events that led to his discovery of his father in Australia, whom he met for the first time at age 35, when Shefi was already a father of three daughters.

Touches of Grace: Philanthropy and Social Involvement in Israel by Haim Dahan – Book Review

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Touches of Grace: Philanthropy and Social Involvement in Israel

BY: HAIM DAHAN

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Haim’s young life is transformed by a generous gift that keeps on giving

Read the story of Israeli philanthropy from the perspective of a high-tech entrepreneur whose life was transformed by an act of generosity. In it we see how the empowering gift that Haim Dahan received during his childhood planted within him the tremendous desire and responsibility to pass on the message of giving in order to maintain and strengthen the effects of this good deed. Learn how he and his friends coped with the key challenges involved in establishing a social-educational initiative.

You too can join the circle of giving and help change the world!

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of philanthropy in Israel, the need for increased involvement in social action, and the main challenges involved in establishing a social initiative. It provides inspiring examples of the power of each individual to join the circle of giving and repair our world and the world of the weak and needy among us.

Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems by Ruth Netzer – Book Review

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Kaddish to My Parents and Other Poems

BY: RUTH NETZER

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Enter the poignancy of Ruth’s world via her award-winning poetry

Wonderful selections from ten books of the author’s award-winning poetry appear in this largely autobiographical collection. The poems follow the experiences of the author during her childhood in the Land of Israel, her life with her parents during her growing years, and her all-consuming grief as she accompanies them towards their deaths.

Word paintings in poetry by an accomplished artist

Also included is a special section of “gallery poetry,” the aesthetic, experiential responses of the poet, who is also a painter. The concluding section features additional poems on various subjects (All drawings in the book are by the poet).

Enjoy the fruit of Ruth Netzer’s delicate yet powerful pen:

“The girl that I was is still standing there,

taking in all the sights and smells

of the days to come;

a small girl, in a small village, in a small valley,

and the sky is so high.”

The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings by Michal Wimmer – Book Review

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The Complete Guide to Children’s Drawings: A Practical Handbook to Children’s Emotional World

BY: MICHAL WIMMER

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Gain entry into the world of children as you learn to interpret their drawings!

This informative book covers a wide range of subjects in children’s lives as represented by their drawings: ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles, sibling rivalry, difficulties weaning, tantrums, new baby in family, learning disabilities, obesity, emotional intelligence, and more. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork.

An indispensable guide for both parents and professionals

Clinicians, educators, and parents will find this practical guide beneficial for understanding children’s strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behavior. It can also aid them in initiating fruitful emotional dialog, based on specific insights from the drawings.

Acquire practical coping tools and solutions

The wisdom in this book is based on extensive psychological studies, innovative independent research, and vast clinical experience. Using over 250 colorful, real-life examples of children’s drawings, Wimmer offers more than 100 effective coping tools and solutions inspired by this artwork that can be extremely useful in enhancing children’s self-confidence and family relationships.

It Happens by Karan Sharma – Book Review

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It Happens

BY: KARAN SHARMA

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During our childhood days, we tend to have these crushes on people older than us that fade as we grow up. We never act upon them but they remain as memories that we always cherish.

But what happens when two adults with such an age difference fall in love?

It Happens is a story about how Gautam, a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni, an unmarried thirty-seven-year-old senior management member working in the same multinational bank, face this very question. Can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible?

The story is a romantic comedy that explores this situation in a light-hearted way as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their marriage. Since this happens in India, where marriage is a major social issue, the plot holds further intrigue.

They say love is blind and makes one think with the heart, rather than the mind. Will two smart professionals make a mistake by doing so? Or will they listen to their logical senses at the last moment to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?

It Happens…