Monday, June 29, 2009

Would You Like To Help Publish A Book?

"This Fine Hill" - Trails and Sites in the Southern Shomron

The book was written by two friends, sons of Shiloh, in memory of their brothers, Shmuel Yerushalmi and Yonaton Eldar, may God avenge them, who were killed in terror attacks.

Shmuel had an impish smile. Short, fiery eyes, and boundless energy for organizing trips and his-latest-idea with his friends. He loved animals and nature, and preferred time with them to time in the classroom. He was always involved in some way with the kids in Shiloh, whether it be an activity or trip around the country. He was killed by a suicide bomber at the French's Hill hitchhiking station in Jerusalem after taking a matriculation exam on "Eretz Yisrael."

Yonaton was an ideal yeshiva student, setting himself high goals and burning the candle at both ends. This didn't keep him from loving to walk the land of Israel, learning its history and fauna, and delving into its treasures with the same passion he dedicated to religious tracts. He was killed while learning in the Study Hall of Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem.

The book has four sections:

1. Memorial

2. Introduction, written by experts in their fields, surveying the history, geography, geology, and plant and animal life of the Southern Shomron.

3. The main section of the book focuses on the Southern Shomron, where the authors grew up. The area covered ranges from Wadi Haramia (the British Police station, between Ofra and Shilo) to the city of Ariel. The geographical territory is not large, but the depth in which it is covered is comprehensive. This section includes paths for hiking. Each hike described includes historical and biblical information about the area you will be hiking through.

4. The final section covers sites and attractions (less walking than the paths in the main section of the book), including cisterns, ruins, outlooks, and more.

The book memorializes additional terror victims from the area in specific hikes which have been dedicated to their memory.

The brothers, who have put this book together, are in touch with several distributors. They have agreements which will include some advertising and and publicity. To do this and print 1500 copies will cost approximately 30,000 shekels, or $7,500. The book is ready for print, and this is the only thing that stands between them and bringing the book to life.

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