Zahava D. Englard; Novelist, Author & Freelance Writer

SETTLING FOR MORE: FROM JERSEY TO JUDEA (Urim Publications) and THE GILBOA IRIS (Gefen Publishing House).

As an outspoken activist in the United States on behalf of Israel, she has served as Trustee on the Executive Board of One Israel Fund, advanced awareness and raised funds on behalf of the humanitarian and security needs of Jewish communities throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza. In the year preceding her immigration to Israel she served as One Israel Fund’s Executive Director.

Presently, Zahava lives in Efrat, Gush Etzion, has one married daughter, two sons currently serving in the army, and another daughter attending high school in Gush Etzion. She is a member of Women in Green, and the Raise Your Spirits Theatre Group, has lectured as a guest speaker in the United States and Israel about her books, Jewish activism and her passion for Israel’s well being, and continues to write.

A native of New York, Zahava Englard lived in Teaneck, New Jersey for 19 years before moving with her family to Israel in 2006. She is a freelance writer and author of
Leaving behind a daughter in college and a comfortable suburban life in Teaneck, New Jersey, Zahava Englard packed up her husband, two teenage sons, and ten-year-old daughter 

York, to Germany’s Zehlendorf Forest, and back to Israel amid seminal events that rocked the world between 1982 and 2002.
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Settling For More: From Jersey to Judea
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Release Date: 2012

Summary: A blazing tale of romance, deceit, and international intrigue, THE GILBOA IRIS's rich characters and explosive plot take readers from Israel’s Gilboa Mountains to the streets of New
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"A timely and inspirational account that provides lively insight into what a new immigrant faces in Judea and in the country at large." -Oded Revivi, Mayor of Efrat

"CAUTION! Those indecisive about going on aliyah this book will push you over the line!" -Steven Orlow, President of One Israel Fund

"Zahava's madcap humor keeps you laughing until she slaps you with the actuality of Arab terrorism, Israel s construction of the Separation Wall, and the reality of being the mother of a soldier. Zahava Englard teaches readers about idealism and Zionist values as she fights for Efrat s Eitam Hill and honors our nation's true leaders and defenders." -Sharon Katz, Editor of Voices Magazine
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"Riveting – breathless action – a rousing story of romance and international intrigue – the makings of a great movie! The Gilboa Iris weaves together the timeless love story of Dara and Roni, a feisty American student and a brilliant Israeli commando, against the backdrop of global terror involving the infiltration of the US’s defense stratum and a double homicide on American soil. Zahava D. Englard merges wit, history, adventure and the triumph of the human spirit into a sensational read! " -Grace Bennett, Inside Chappaqua Magazine

"It was tough to tear my eyes away from The Gilboa Iris…. While the main character is not family (!) I did relate to her story and its incorporation of the very real tensions, terrorism fears and other issues that so many of us in the Western world must deal with today. A fast-paced, exciting read that has you praying for a happy ending!" -Eve Harow, Israel National Radio Show host

"Hard to believe Gilboa Iris is Zahava Englard’s first novel – it sizzles, oozing passion of all kinds. Great plot, fascinating characters and best of all, it’s brimming with local lore. Don’t miss this one!" -Yocheved Miriam Russo, Freelance journalist, Israel

"This moving story of love, death, rebirth and survival…a great read.!" -Ruthie Blum, American-Israeli author and social critic
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