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 impressive 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 remarkable lifestyles with energy and idealism, with a natural imaginative and prescient of a global during which everybody, particularly Jews and Arabs... could sooner or later reside jointly in peace and brotherhood... Biography resides heritage. it's becoming that the tale of Manya Shochat, one of many founding moms of Israel, might be advised through her buddy, Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi, herself a founding mother.” — Ruth Gruber, writer of Raquela: a lady of Israel, Haven and Rescue: The Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews
“The heritage of Eretz Israel in the course of the moment aliyah doesn't lack riveting personalities, however it will be no exaggeration to assert that Manya Shochat was once remarkable even between these.” — Yediot Achronot
“... a huge and engaging book... a unprecedented 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 concept today.” — Judith A. Sokoloff, Editor, Na’Amat Woman
“Yanait’s booklet is a real and well-documented testimony which broadens our wisdom via aiding documents... and during a number of legends which provide us a brand new dimension... it truly is interesting to develop 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... supplies us a brand new dimension.” —Haaretz
“Courageous and naive, difficult and mawkish, Manya Shochat is the stuff of Zionist legend.” — Lesley Hazleton, writer of Israeli ladies and Jerusalem, Jerusalem
“This is a ebook which... i like to recommend to Israeli feminists and to someone who has been laid low with 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