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It was one small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples still felt worldwide today. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for “casualties.” Award-winning writer Matti Friedman re-creates the harrowing experience of a band of young soldiers--the author among them--charged with holding this remote outpost, a task that changed them forever and foreshadowed the unwin ...more
This was one of those books I had the pleasure to read, courtesy of my local library, that raises so many intricate yet well explained questions through fully fleshed characters. The book is also one of the firsts I've read that chronicles the difficulty within the process of tshuva wherein you change but the environment you left behind remains unchanged. I was basking in the company of this read. Another read that I can add to the list of books ...more