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“…It is an important book to read because it gives an insight into the personal tragedy of those who suffered. Hanoseh b’ol im chavero – we are obligated to carry our friends’ burdens with them. This is not their story. It is our story.”                            Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky,                                                                                                                                                                International Lecturer                                                                                                                                             


A journey into Gush Katif”                                                                                                                                                                                       A compilation of reviews championing “Grains Of Sand” from readers of diverse backgrounds, countries, and varying ages.


An absolutely spellbinding book.  One of the best books  I’ve ever read… You have to go out and get this book. You’ll see what was going through the minds of people before they were being expelled by their own fellow Jews and the biggest black stain on this country that I’ve ever seen…”                                                                                                                                                                                            Eliyokim Cohen,                                                                                                                                                                                                           Grains Of Sand”  reviewed and quotes read on fb  Jews News, May 29, 2011- July 22, 2011                                                                     Jews News, Hills of the Shomron, Israel


“We are indebted to Shifra Shomron … she retells the personalized story of the human wealth that was dealt a mortal blow when the Gush Katif communities were evacuated and their Jewish inhabitants expelled…”
Yisrael Medad
Information Resource Director,
Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem Israel


“In an attempt to save themselves from criminal indictments, corrupt Israeli politicians hatched the plot to expel almost 10,000 hard-working, sincere and devoted citizens from the thriving area of Gush Katif.  From this horrible tragedy, they are attempting to survive in the face of government hypocrisy, indifference and emotional and financial abuse.  One of the very bright spots in this bleak picture is Shifra Shomron, a very talented writer whose lyrical style and depth are rare in one so young.  I wish her great success.”
Miriam Adahan,
Psychologist, Author, and Founder of EMETT
(Emotional Maturity Established Through Torah)


“…politicians, social scientists, and other good Jews from across the Israeli political spectrum would do well to read this book. It will help all of us understand the frustrated thoughts and feelings, the tragedy of a lost and crushed future, and the dashed hopes of victims of circumstances beyond their control.”
David Grossman,
Owner of The Jewish Internet,
40 websites and 136 popular forums
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“… I recommend you read Shomron’s book – it’s a beautifully written, riveting work. Amazingly, Shomron was 19 when she wrote it. She’s a great talent and I look forward to reading her future work.”                                                                                                              Chas Newkey-Burden,                                                                                                                                                                                Journalist and celebrity biographer, Windsor, UK

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