In all violent conflicts,
there are innocent victims on all sides. When we follow the news media accounts
about violence abroad, we only get glimpses of the reality that innocents
experience and suffer.
The friend of a former student sent me the following note to inform me of a recently published book by Dr. Bethe Schoenfeld, The Routine of War: How One Northern Israeli Community Coped During the Second Lebanon War.
The author, Bethe Schoenfeld, lives in the Kibbutz Gesher Haziv community as do the people she interviewed for this book. During the Second Lebanon War, which lasted 34 days, dozens of katyusha rockets rained down on the kibbutz.
The author’s daily diary and her interviews with the stalwarts who stayed in the community during those fearful days give us a rare report of one of these resolute Israelis. The author’s first person account goes beyond the war, into the days after the cease fire when the residents of Kibbutz Gesher Haziv began rebuilding their homes and their lives.
The Routine of War is available at: www.Amazon.com and www.devorapublishing.com