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The Song of Shulamit: The Story of a Zionist Spy

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Shulamit Cohen Kishik was born in Argentina to parents that infused in their children a love for the Land of Israel. As a child, she and her family made Aliyah to Jerusalem. At 16, her parents married her off to a wealthy jew living in Beirut, and she moved to join him in Lebanon's Capital.

Very little time passed before Shula was prominent in the life of the community and stablished ties with the Lebanese authorities. On the eve of the War of Independence in Israel, important military information came to her attention that would have repercussions for Israel. She established communication with the security agency in Israel and so became an active agent of the State of Israel.

During this time, she provided important information for the rising state as it struggled for its existence. She organized a massive smuggling of jews from Arab countries to the land of Israel. She established important diplomatic relationships. Her accomplishments did not stand in the way of her giving birth to seven children.

She was saved from many dangers during her years of activity, particularly attempts of being kidnapped by Syrian agents. in 1961 she got imprisoned and subjected to severe torture and sentenced to death. Through an appeal, her sentence was amended to seven years in prison.

After the Six Day War, she was released as part of a prisoner-exchange deal and reunited with her family and was flown to her beloved city – Jerusalem.

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The Song of Shulamit is the sixth book written by Ezra E. Yakhin, best selling author of Elnakam. He grew up in Jerusalem and in his adolescence joined Lehi – underground fighters for the freedom of Israel. He recently released his book "Eretz Ha'Brit" on the subject of the Mitzvah of living in the state of Israel, which has had great success. He is also a prolific writer for political and historical journals, Besides writing he's lectures at educational and security institutions on his experience as a Lehi fighter and the history of the fight for the freedom of Israel and current events.

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