And there is no more stalk
In an instant, Batsheva lost her parents in a murderous attack, and was thrown into a dark space of orphanhood and loss. During the day between the news of Job and the funeral, she reports minute after minute out of mourning.
Three stories are intertwined in this book: of a father, of a mother and of a daughter. Batsheva traces her parents' experiences. Both have unique and unexpected life stories. Her father, Eli, was a genius boy full of curiosity, who turned his back on the lifestyle at his parents' house, shunned the shackles of religion and set out on a quest for his self and his freedom.
Her mother, Debbie, grew up in a permissive and open home in the city of Washington, was enthusiastic about her belonging to the Jewish people and continued to admire the Land of Israel. The love story of the two is interpreted as a long and winding road, passing through difficult intersections of tests of inner loyalty, faith and devotion.
With extraordinary sincerity and clarity of expression, Batsheva Sadan introduces us to the sources of the love of her life: family, friends and the prayer that shakes the walls of our hearts. Together with her, we foresee horror in the abysses of longing and bereavement, and sink into the longing for simple and delightful everyday moments. Batsheva's belief in the good of the north in all things, and her confidence in the hand of God that accompanies her along her path, produce a shaky, exciting and hopeful reading experience.
And No More Stalk is the first book by Batsheva Sadan, the daughter of Eli and Dina Horowitz, 14, who were killed in a terrorist attack on their home, on Saturday night, Parashat Pekudi, 2003.
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