Book Review: The Big Jump by Shmuel Cohavy

Title: The Big Jump

Author: Smuel Cohavy

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A life in short stories

In The Big Jump, Shmuel Cohavi narrates charming and memorable moments from his life. The stories touch upon growing up in the young Israeli state, daily life in the Kibbutz, family relations, school and adolescence, love affairs and much more, covering the entire lifetime of the author.

Real-life stories that will touch you

Why did the Kibbutz youth laugh at their elders? What happens when two Kibbutz boys visit their family in the big city? Find out in these memorable anecdotes from the Kibbutz life, Israeli Defense Force service, university life, family gatherings and daily routine at work. All delivered with great charm and unmatched authenticity.

A humorous and charming picture of Israeli life

The short and precise stories in this book come together to create a colorful kaleidoscope. Prepare to meet unforgettable characters from Israeli life and delve into a lifetime of love, laughter and memories.

In The Big Jump, the author shares different short stories about important and memorable events during his life. The stories are about growing up in Israel, daily life in the Kibbutz (which I actually didn’t know what it was, until I read the book), family relations, love affair and more.

People who are from Israel or a similar culture as the protagonist will definitely enjoy this book, and immediately feel at home in this culture. For me, being from an entirely different culture, it took a while until I understood all the different traditions and relations, but I still enjoyed it. The short stories are perfect for if you don’t have much time but still want to read a story or two, and then pick up the book again later.

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